* 1957 … Fender Telecaster Journeyman Relic, Maple Neck, Wide-Fade 2-Colour Sunburst – New – In Store!
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Fender’s shrine to the heritage and legacy of those pioneers who made us what we are today. The Fender Custom Shop reached new heights of craftsmanship with its acclaimed Time Machine series—artfully “relic-ed” guitars and basses that revolutionised the entire concept of “reissue” instruments. The Custom Shop has since ventured even higher by crafting meticulous replicas “using the same techniques and tooling used to create the originals” all those years ago.
Rock ‘n’ roll ruled the scene in 1957. Cars grew fins, the space race got under way, and the Telecaster® was en vogue with a new look. In transition from the original “blackguard” models of the first half of the decade, the ’57 Telecaster now had new features including a translucent white blonde lacquer finish over an ash body, a white pickguard, a one-piece maple neck with a new “soft-V” back shape, stainless steel “barrel” bridge saddles and a bridge pickup with staggered pole pieces.
In celebration of this classic Tele®, we’ve recreated the original as closely as possible while adding a few custom player-centric features. The two-piece ash body has a Journeyman Relic® lacquer finish and single-ply “eggshell” pickguard. The one-piece rift-sawn maple neck has a tinted lacquer finish, custom “soft-V” back shape with a slightly thicker carve toward the first fret, 9.5” fingerboard radius and narrow tall frets. Hand-wound ’55-’56 pickups are connected to a Fat ’50s control assembly for stronger overall tone with more transparent bloom. Other features include a ’55-’57 bridge with steel “barrel” saddles and vintage-style tuning machines. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.