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Fender Custom Shop 1955 Telecaster Journeyman Relic Aged White Blonde

SKU 00FCS174
by Fender
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Original price $ 4,400.00 - Original price $ 4,400.00
Original price
$ 4,400.00
$ 4,400.00 - $ 4,400.00
Current price $ 4,400.00

Fender Custom Shop

A Fender Custom Shop instrument is extraordinary. You know it when you play one; it’s definitely more than the sum of its parts.  It’s filled with intangible, electrifying elements that add a new dimension to your playing experience. It’s as if the instrument itself is imbued with history, alive with the spirit of the place where it was built and the devotion of those who crafted it.

This 1955 Telecaster is a perfect example of that.  Weighing in at only 6.7 lbs, it's a super comfortable guitar to play all night.  It features a select ash body and a riftsawn maple neck, with the 54 "U" neck shape, just as they were made back in the mid 50's.  The main tweak is the 9.5" radius and 6105 frets, both common changes to Custom Shop instruments.  The result is a vintage vibe with modern playability.

A pair of hand-wound '55 Tele pickups provide the classic twang but also the warmth that can be derived from a 50's Tele.  A surprisingly versatile instrument, a Tele like this can be used for a variety of styles of music.
We chose to do this one as a Journeyman Relic, to give it the vibe of a guitar built in 1955, played extensively over the years, but well cared for, and not abused.  So, you see the aging of the hardware, the lacquer finish checking, and a few dings, but not worn away paint or exposed wood.  Most importantly, it feels great - that's the main reason to go for a relic'ed guitar from the Custom Shop.
Come to Club Fender to test it out, or make it yours right here right now!

Weight: 6.7 lbs
Serial # CZ569611

Body Material:  2-Piece Select A​sh
Body Finish:  Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material:  Riftsawn ​Maple
Neck Shape:  54 "U" (1st Fret: .900" - 12th Fret: .990")
Scale Length:  25.5"
Radius:  9.5"
Frets:  21
Fret Size:  610​5​ Frets
String Nut:  Bone
Nut Width:  1.650"
Neck Plate:  4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish:  Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Inlays:  Micarta Black
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 55/56 Telecaster 
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 55/56 Telecaster
Controls:  Volume, Tone
Special Electronics:  Modern Tele w/ Greasebucket Wiring
Bridge:  3-Saddle 55/57 Vintage 
Tuners:  Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard:  1-Ply Egg Shell
Control Knobs:  Vintage Chrome
Accessories:  Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity