New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the Limited Twisted Tele Custom Journeyman Relic, a real mind bender with special pickups, Bigsby®vibrato tailpiece, reverse control plate and more. Its striking Journeyman Relic lacquer finish in Two-Color Sunburst, Aged HLE Gold and Aged Ocean Turquoise imparts a "used but not abused" vibe, as if it has been well cared for while changing hands or being handed down over many years of play at home and at the occasional jam session or gig. We're talking long life but only moderate playing wear - a very lucky find with a touch of spidery finish checking, a few "friendly" down-to-the-wood nicks and dings and some slight hardware aging.
The two-piece select ash body has an off-center seam with parchment binding, paired with a one-piece rift-sawn maple neck with a '57-style Soft "V" profile. Its reverse control plate puts the volume control within easy pinky reach for volume swells. Dual Custom Shop hand-wound Twisted Tele pickups are each tailored to their position to achieve individual sonic character, delivering hot high-output Telecaster guitar tone with a dash of sparkling Stratocaster®character. The neck pickup's taller bobbin accommodates more windings, combined with a slightly shorter bridge pickup bobbin for dark full-bodied midrange. Fat '50s wiring delivers stronger overall tone with more transparent bloom, with volume and tone controls that react more smoothly and evenly, with less of the typical treble loss that occurs when rolling back on volume. The Bigsby B5 vibrato tailpiece adds unparalleled pedal steel-like shimmer to the sound (and also lookssocool).
Other premium features include a 9.5"-radius maple fingerboard with 21 narrow tall (6105) frets and a bone nut, three-way pickup switch, single-ply parchment pickguard, vintage-style tuners, wing string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
2-Piece Select Ash with Offset Seam
1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple
1957 Soft "V"
25.5" (64.77 cm)
9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets:
Narrow Tall (6105)
1.650" (42 mm)
4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck
Black Micarta Dot, 0.25" (6.35 mm)
Custom Shop Hand-Wound Twisted Tele® Single-Coil
Custom Shop Hand-Wound Twisted Single-Coil Tele®
Master Volume, Master Tone
3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Bigsby® B5 Bridge and Tailpiece
Vintage-Style with Fender® Logo
Barrel Style, Black
Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
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