“Wilko Johnson” (Custom build) Fender Telecaster. Final Specification

Wilko Johnson” Fender Telecaster



  • Body: Fender “Classic ’60’s” Telecaster body (2020)
  • Body Tonewood: Alder – 2 piece
  • Body Weight: 4lbs 4oz
  • Body Finish: Black gloss Polyester


  • Neck: Fender “Classic ’60’s” Telecaster neck (2016)
  • Neck Material: 1 piece maple, with Rosewood fingerboard
  • Neck Profile: C – shape
  • Tuners: Fender / Gotoh(?) 6-in-line, Vintage Kluson style tuners – Nickel
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius: 7.25″
  • Neck Finish: Gloss urethane lacquer
  • Number of Frets: 21, Vintage style fretwire
  • Position Inlays: White dot
  • String Nut: Shaped and polished bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
  • Neck Relief: 0.005″ (0.127mm)
  • Strings – D’Addario, Nickel Wound – EXL115 – .011 .014 .018 .028 .038 .049
  • String Action at 17th Fret: Treble Side – 4/64″ (1.6mm), Bass side – 4/64″ (1.6mm)
  • Neck Plate: “Custom Shop Designed”, Stamped, 4 Bolt, 2mm Chromed steel. Serial #81740


  • Pickup Configuration: S/S
  • Body Shielding: Heavy grade, copper foil sheet, with conductive adhesive backing
  • Bridge Pickup: Fender American Vintage ’62 Custom, Telecaster bridge pickup (USA), AlNiCo II poles, 6.13K (measured)
  • Neck Pickup: Fender Custom Shop “Nocaster ’51” neck pickup, AlNiCo III poles, 7.25K (measured) – Reverse wired
  • Pickup Switching: CRL, Sprung 3-Position Blade – Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Neck and Bridge pickups, Position 3. Neck pickup. (“Fender ’60’s Telecaster” switching).
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone
  • Pots: Volume – 1 x RS Guitarworks 280k “SuperPot” (special audio taper), Tone – 1 x CTS Premium, 250k (custom audio taper)
  • Tone Capacitor: 1 x Vintage USSR Military Surplus “K40Y-9”, 0.047µF PIO capacitor
  • Wiring: Cloth covered, 22 gauge


  • Hardware: Stainless steel screw set,
  • String Ferrules: Genuine Fender “Original” (USA), Vintage style
  • Bridge: Fender “Pat. Pend.”  Vintage style, 3-saddle Telecaster bridge.
  • Saddles: 3 x Callaham, Enhanced Vintage Compensated, Stainless steel
  • Jack Plate: Genuine Fender “Original” (USA), Vintage style electrosocket
  • Controls: Original, road-worn, chrome-plated control plate. 2 x Original, road-worn, “Barrel” Knurled Knobs, Vintage style, Chrome
  • Switch Tip: Fender, “Top Hat” type. Black plastic
  • Scratchplate: Custom-made by WDMusic (pickguards.com), Red acrylic
  • Strap Buttons: Genuine Fender “Original” (USA), Vintage style, with black felt washers


  • Guitar Strap – Souldier, “Koi” Black / Red – Recycled seatbelt with Vintage fabric – Black leather ends – Silver hardware
  • Fender Classic Series Hard Case – Black Tolex, with black velvet “Poodle” plush
Wilko Johnson” Fender Telecaster
Fender “Classic 60’s” Telecaster neck
“Wilko Johnson” Fender Telecaster (with Callaham, Enhanced, Vintage Compensated bridge)

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