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Fender Custom Shop 1957 Telecaster Journeyman Relic Aged White Blonde (375)

New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the '57 Telecaster Journeyman Relic. An expertly crafted incarnation of the Telecaster from a particularly prized model year, it's loaded with looks, sound and vibe that authentically evoke the instrument in the second half of its debut decade.

The two-piece select ash body produces sweet midrange and tight lows, and wears striking Journeyman Relic lacquer finishes in Aged White Blonde, Wide Fade Two-Color Sunburst and Aged Candy Tangerine. This special treatment imparts the look of a guitar that has changed hands or been handed down over the years, mostly played around the house and the occasional jam session or weekend gig. This generally well-cared-for look includes light finish checking, several "friendly" down-to-the-wood nicks and dings, some dulling of the hardware, and general moderate playing wear. The look of a very lucky find, in short.

The one-piece quartersawn maple neck is sculpted with a '57-style Soft "V" profile for comfortable and period-correct full-hand feel, topped by a 9.5" radius maple fingerboard with 21 narrow tall (6105) frets and a bone nut. Dual Custom Shop hand-wound '58 Telecaster pickups with Fat '50s Tele wiring deliver clear, crisp highs with well-balanced midrange and low end.

Other premium features include a single-ply parchment pickguard, three-way pickup switch, '55-'57 Telecaster® bridge with steel barrel saddles, vintage-style tuners, wing string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

 

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