Fender Custom Shop '50s Telecaster Journeyman Relic - Faded Sonic Blue with Maple Fingerboard

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Ash Body, Quartersawn Maple Neck, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Faded Sonic Blue
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Like a Well-loved Original '50s Tele

Get your hands on the Fender Custom Shop Limited '50s Telecaster, and you'll swear you're playing a well-maintained early-'50s Telecaster. The Tele is one of the most-played and most-recorded solidbody electric guitars ever made, and the Limited '50s Telecaster delivers everything that makes the Tele legendary: a huge sonic range, eminent playability, and the feeling of guitar royalty under your fingers. The Journeyman Relic finish makes it feel like a vintage original, while the Custom Shop single-coil pickups and modern wiring deliver more aggressive tone than a vintage original ever did. If you're looking for "the" Tele to complete your collection, you've found it in the Fender Custom Shop Limited '50s Telecaster.

Feels like a great vintage treasure

As soon as you hold the Fender Custom Shop Limited '50s Telecaster, your hands will tell you they're wrapped around a vintage instrument from the early days of the electric guitar. The ash body has the same iconic shape and feel that launched a revolution in 1951. The guitar's relic'd nitrocellulose finish looks just like an original. And the quartersawn maple neck with '57-style "Soft V" profile feels like it's been well-played for a lifetime.

Custom Shop Fender electronics

The engine that makes the Limited '50s Telecaster run is its pair of Fender Custom Shop hand-wound single-coil pickups. The neck pickup is Fender's popular Twisted Tele design, while the bridge pickup is a Broadcaster that delivers the sounds of the original guitars.

Greasebucket tone circuit = no more mud

Have you noticed how your note definition can suffer when you roll your tone knob back? The Greasebucket tone circuit in the American Special Series Stratocaster lets you roll off highs without affecting lower frequencies. That means you can play mellow, subdued notes without your tone getting muddy and indistinct. Sweetwater knows many players never touch their tone control — maybe that's because they don't have the Greasebucket tone circuit.

Fender Custom Shop Limited '50s Telecaster Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:

  • Custom Shop guitar that blends '50s design with modern electronics
  • Journeyman Relic finish creates the look and feel of a well-played, well-maintained vintage instrument
  • Hand-wound single-coil pickups (Twisted Tele and Broadcaster) deliver classic Tele tone with ample output
  • Vintage-correct feel with '57 "Soft V" neck profile
  • Greasebucket tone circuit retains clarity and definition when rolling the tone back
  • 6105 fret wire

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Lightweight Ash
Body Finish Thin Lacquer Relic finish
Color Faded Sonic Blue
Neck Material Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape '57 Soft V
Radius 9.5"
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Black dots
Number of Frets 21, 6105 frets
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Material Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece 3-saddle brass Tele bridge
Tuners Vintage nickel tuning machines
Neck Pickup Twisted Tele Neck Single-coil
Bridge Pickup Broadcaster Bridge Single-coil
Controls 1 x master volume, 1 x tone, 3-way blade pickup switch
Case Included Hardshell case
Manufacturer Part Number 9230070872

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