Merle Haggard Telecaster

Fender’s Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster guitar, a modified Telecaster Thinline, pays tribute to the original Stranger with a laminated figured maple top, a maple set-neck with deep-carved heel, Ivoroid pickguard and binding, and gold hardware.

Merle Haggard Tele Specs

Fender's Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster guitar - a modified Telecaster Thinline - pays tribute to the original Stranger with a laminated figured maple top, a maple set-neck with deep-carved heel, Ivoroid pickguard and binding, gold hardware, abalone "Tuff-Dog Tele" headstock inlay, Texas Special Telecaster pickups and custom four-way switching.

Fender Custom Shop Merle Haggard Signature Telecaster Features:

  • Color: 2-Color Sunburst, (Polyurethane Finish)
  • Body: Maple Center Block, Select Alder Wings with Tone Chambers, Laminated Figured Maple Top
  • Neck: Figured Maple, Set Neck, "C" Shape, (Polyurethane Finish)
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25" Radius (184mm)
  • No. of Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
  • Pickups: 2 Texas Special Tele Single-Coil Pickups (Neck/Bridge)
  • Controls: Volume, Tone (Custom Wiring)
  • Pickup Switching: 4-Position Blade Switch: Position 1: Bridge Pickup, Position 2: Bridge and Neck Pickups (In Parallel) Position 3: Neck Pickup (Standard Tele), Position 4: Neck and Bridge Pickups (In Series) (Fatter Tone Than Position 2 and More Output Than Position 1, 2, or 3.)
  • Bridge: Gold American Tele
  • Machine Heads: Gold Plated Fender/Schaller Elite Die-Cast Tuning Machines with White Pearloid Buttons
  • Hardware: Gold Plated
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply "Ivoroid"
  • Scale Length: 25.5"
  • Width at Nut: 1.650"
  • mother-of-pearl "Tone Dog" Headstock Inlay
  • Ivoroid Body Binding
  • Deep Carved Heel
  • Merle Haggard Signature on Headstock
  • Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case (Gold Interior)