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Fender Custom Shop '56 Telecaster Journeyman Relic Black Transparent Electric Guitar

SKU 00FCS139
by Fender
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Original price $ 4,200.00 - Original price $ 4,200.00
Original price
$ 4,200.00
$ 4,200.00 - $ 4,200.00
Current price $ 4,200.00

Fender Custom Shop

Exclusive 1956 Telecaster in Black Transparent

We at Truetone Music are always looking to come up with something you haven't seen before, especially when in partnership with Fender.  For this take on a classic 50's era Tele, we chose a unique finish - Black Transparent - to accent the hand-selected ash body.  The Custom Shop nailed it on this amazing '56 Tele.

The lightweight ash body was given a Journeyman Relic treatment over a Black Transparent nitro lacquer finish.  The final result blew us away when it landed.  We haven't seen a Tele like this in a long time, if ever - it's truly stunning.  The 10/56 "V" neck shape keeps it period correct, but with the modern preference of a 9.5" radius and 6105 frets making it easy to play.

The Handwound 55/56 pickups give it the vintage Tele tone that is beloved by Tele players everywhere.  The bridge pickup provides punchy mids and hot highs for that classic Tele twang, with staggered pole pieces to even out the inter-string response.  The neck neck pickup provides a warm and creamy tone.  

This Tele also features the "Fat ‘50s Tele" wiring setup.  This is achieved by connecting the tone pot to the output of the volume pot (middle lug) instead of the input.  Many late fifties guitars of all brands were wired this way, but it can be done with any guitar. This will have two major effects on the tone:

First, the overall tone gets stronger with more transparent bloom.  Second, the typical treble loss that occurs when rolling back the volume is much less, and both the volume and tone controls react more smoothly and more evenly, without the typical hot spots. As a side effect, it’s easier to clean up an overdriven amp by simply rolling back the volume on the guitar a bit. Many of the Fender Master Builders prefer this hook up.

Other features include a ‘55/’57 Tele bridge with steel saddles, a single ply Eggshell White pickguard, Fat 50's Tele wiring, and a rock solid one-piece quartersawn maple neck.  

Come to Club Fender to experience it today, or make it yours right here.

    • Serial # CZ546234
    • Weight: 7.0 lbs
    • Finish Package: Journeyman Relic
    • Finish: Nitro Lacquer
    • Color: Black Transparent
    • Pickguard: Eggshell White
    • Neck Pickup: Handwound 55/56 Tele
    • Bridge Pickup: Handwound 55/56 Tele
    • Body: Ash, Sorted for Lightweight
    • Neck: Quartersawn Maple
    • Neck Shape: 10/56 "V"
    • Frets: 21
    • Fretwire: 6105
    • Radius: 9.5"
    • Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
    • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret:  .880"
    • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret:  .980"
    • Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
    • Bone Nut
    • Tuners: Vintage
    • String Guide: Vintage
    • Bridge: 55/57 Tele Esquire
    • Neck Plate: Vintage
    • Switch: 3 Way
    • Wiring: Fat 50's Tele
    • Model# 9231011027