Fender Custom Shop Postmodern Journeyman Relic Tele - 3-color Sunburst over Gold Sparkle

6-string Electric Guitar with Lightweight Ash Body, Quartersawn Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 2 Twisted Tele Pickups with Greasebucket Tone Circuit - 3-color Sunburst over Gold Sparkle
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Great-playing Modern Tele with an Old Soul

The Journeyman Relic Postmodern Tele is your chance to take home a piece of Fender's legacy. This '60s-inspired Telecaster is built from lightweight ash and maple with a pair of Twisted Tele pickups for smooth leads, juicy rhythms, and classic Tele twang with improved top-end clarity. A relic'd nitrocellulose lacquer finish and aged hardware give this instrument retro appeal that will beckon all fingers within a 20-foot radius. The Relic'd Fender Custom Shops are favorites here among Sweetwater guitarists, and so we highly recommend the Fender Journeyman Relic Tele to anyone who's in the market for a premium and versatile Tele with a classic vibe.

Fender Custom Shop Journeyman Relic Postmodern Telecaster at a Glance:
  • Twisted Tele pickups dish out punchy single-coil tones
  • Quartersawn neck provides stability and playability
  • Relic'd finish and aged appointments add character to your instrument
Twisted Tele pickups dish out punchy single-coil tones

One thing that'll be clear from the first time you plug in is that this Relic packs more punch than a standard Tele. That's because the Journeyman Relic Postmodern comes loaded with a pair of Custom Shop Twisted Tele pickups. These unique pickups borrow the taller Alnico V magnets from Fender's Jazz Bass pickups, providing the added bobbin space for thicker gauge wire for a hotter, brighter, and punchier sound that's almost Strat-like. And for a smoother sound, the onboard Greasebucket tone circuit lets you roll off high end without killing your clarity or gain.

Quartersawn neck provides stability and playability

The Journeyman's straight-grained, 1960s-inspired quartersawn maple neck is 50% more stable than plain-sawn necks, less likely to warp, twist, and shrink. The oval "C" profile with fast finish slides effortlessly through the hand. Chording and lead playing feel natural as you progress up the neck thanks to a compound-radius maple fingerboard with medium jumbo frets.

Relic'd finish and aged appointments add character to your instrument

The Journeyman Postmodern Relic's gently nicked nitrocellulose finish captures the imagination with the character of an instrument that's seen the insides of its share of studios and clubs. Aged hardware, a well-loved fingerboard, and retro appointments add to this instrument's vintage charm right out of the box.

Fender Custom Shop Journeyman Relic Postmodern Telecaster Features:
  • Looks, plays, and sounds like a loved-on vintage Tele
  • Tones range from sweet and mellow to tight and twangy
  • Choice ash body provides a rich, focused sound with low weight
  • Aged retro tuners, a single-ply parchment pickguard, and a worn nitro finish give off a vintage vibe
  • Twisted Tele pickups with hand windings, alnico magnets, and tall bobbins for a moderate-output vintage profile with added clarity
  • Greasebucket tone circuit sounds clear and musical at any setting
  • Mid-1960s Oval "C" maple neck with a light finish for fast runs
  • Low-profile contoured neck heel provides better high fret access
  • 9.5"-12" compound-radius maple fingerboard bends and solos with ease
  • Aged "Ashtray" RSD bridge has added mass for better sustain
  • Real bone nut enhances sustain
  • Loaded with Fender NPS strings for great tone out of the box
  • Includes a Custom Shop certificate of authenticity
An axe-quisite Custom Shop Tele with a well-loved retro look: the Fender Journeyman Relic Postmodern Telecaster!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Ash
Body Finish Nitrocellulose
Color 3-color Sunburst over Gold Sparkle
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Mid-'60s Oval "C"
Radius 9.5"-12"
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Black Dots
Number of Frets 21, Medium Jumbo
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.653"
Nut Material Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece RDS Telecaster
Tuners Vintage Style
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Custom Shop Twisted Tele Neck
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Twisted Tele Bridge
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 3-way Pickup Selector
Strings Fender NPS (.010-0.046)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 9235502800

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