Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Postmodern Telecaster Journeyman Relic 3-Tone Sunburst Sparkle
Truetone Music, home of Club Fender, presents one of the most stunning Tele's in quite a while. This Postmodern Tele features a 3-Tone Sunburst Sparkle nitro lacquer finish - you haven't seen one like this before. Created by fusing 3-Tone Sunburst on top of Gold Sparkle, this finish jumps in every direction. The Journeyman Relic treatment tames the "visual brightness" down a bit, giving it the appearance and vibe of a vintage guitar that has been cared for but played for years.
It's not just about the appearance though - what really matters is how this guitar plays and sounds. The Custom Shop nailed it on both aspects. The lightweight okume body makes it easy to keep this Tele strapped on for hours. The neck shape (mid-60's Oval "C") is a comfortable favorite for many players. Also, it's important to note the Heavy Relic back of the neck - this gives it a "worn in" feel that your hand will love. It also features a 9.5 - 12" compound radius fretboard, making it perfect for both rhythm and lead work as you go up the neck. The RSD Tele bridge is another tweak to the Postmodern Tele. It has a lower profile, and uses compensated brass saddles for improved intonation and sustain.
In terms of sound, this is a hot Tele - it has Handwound Texas Special pickups. They have a high output with a noticeable presence and midrange. The staggered pole pieces keep the output balanced, and the Alnico 5 magnets provide focus and enhanced dynamics. The bridge pickup will burn, and the neck pickup still gives you a warm, vintage Tele tone.
If you're looking for a great playing Tele, especially for rock and blues, that will stand out, this is the one. Come to Club Fender to play it for yourself, or order it here to make this one yours today.
- Serial # XN11797
- Finish Package: Journeyman Relic
- Finish: Nitro Lacquer
- Color: 3-Tone Sunburst over Gold Sparkle
- Pickguard: 3-ply Parchment
- Neck Pickup: Handwound Texas Special
- Bridge Pickup: Handwound Texas Special
- Body: Okume
- Sort For Light Weight
- Natural Back & Sides with Midas Tint
- Top Bound
- Contoured Heel
- Neck: Quartersawn Maple
- Fretboard: Maple, Medium Tint
- Heavy Relic Back of Neck
- Neck Shape: Mid-60's Oval "C"
- Frets: 21
- Fretwire: 6105
- Radius: Compound, 9.5 - 12"
- Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
- Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .790"
- Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .930"
- Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
- Bone Nut
- Tuners: Vintage with Fender Logo
- String Guide: American Vintage
- Bridge: RSD Tele
- Neck Plate: Chrome
- Switch: 3 Way
- Wiring: Modern