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Fender Custom Shop NAMM Custom Built '55 Journeyman Relic Telecaster Electric Guitar, Maple
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The Fender Custom Shop NAMM Custom Built '55 Journeyman Relic Telecaster Electric Guitar will please any Fender fan fortunate enough to strap it on. ...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Fender Custom Shop NAMM Custom Built '55 Journeyman Relic Telecaster Electric Guitar will please any Fender fan fortunate enough to strap it on. Close inspection reveals the remarkable workmanship and attention to detail that makes this Custom Shop guitar so special. It's available in a vintage combination of Telecaster specs and has been given the Journeyman relic treatment, which imparts the appearance of years of aging and light use without too much wear and tear.
This Tele has a lightweight ash body with a tinted "riff sawn" maple neck sporting a '54 Telecaster back shape and 9.5" radius. The fingerboard is maple with 21 medium frets, leading to vintage tuners. Two handwound '55 Tele pickups with modern wiring and Greasebucket tone circuit deliver true Tele tone. Includes 1-ply white pickguard, bone nut and hardshell case.
- Body shape: Single cutaway
- Body type: Solid body
- Body material: Solid wood
- Top wood: Not applicable
- Body wood: Ash
- Body finish: Journeyman relic Lacquer
- Orientation: Right handed
- Neck shape: 1954 U
- Neck wood: Maple tinted "Riff Sawn"
- Joint: Bolt-on
- Scale length: 25.5"
- Truss rod: Standard
- Neck finish: Gloss
- Material: Maple
- Radius: 9.5"
- Fret size: Medium
- Number of frets: 21
- Inlays: Dot
- Nut width: 1.63" (41.4mm)
- Configuration: SS
- Neck: Handwound '55 Tele
- Middle: Not applicable
- Bridge: Handwound '55 Tele
- Brand: Fender Custom shop
- Active or passive pickups: Passive
- Series or parallel: Series
- Piezo: No
- Active EQ: No
- Special electronics: Modern wiring, Greasebucket tone circuit
- Control layout: Master volume, tone
- Pickup switch: 3-way
- Coil tap or split: No
- Kill switch: No
- Bridge type: Fixed
- Bridge design: '55 Tele
- Tailpiece: Not applicable
- Tuning machines: Vintage-style
- Color: Nickel
- Number of strings: 6-string
- Special features: Pickups, Journeyman relic treatment
- Case: Hardshell case
- Accessories: None
- Country of origin: United States
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- For products over $200, No Lemon Policy applies. If it fails for the same defect 3 times, it is replaced on the 4th breakdown. (Does not apply to failures due to drops, spills, and cracks)
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- Sounds superb
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Comments about Fender Custom Shop NAMM Custom Built '55 Journeyman Relic Telecaster Electric Guitar, Maple:
In early 1993, I was a young man with a wife looking for a way to pay the down payment on my house. My 1965 Telecaster was among my most valued things. With a heavy heart and a vow to someday look for something to replace it when financial stability was achieved, I sold it for 9 C-notes . Now, 24 years later I have found a way to fill the hole in my heart. NAMM Built 55 Telecaster relic. Same color, ( I purchased the Blonde with Maple neck) same wear on the neck. The finish is almost spot on. The 65 had a refinish job and a hole under the pick guard where a Humbucker had been installed at some point in time so there were some issues with the electronics. The 65 had a very thin C shaped neck. The '55 has a U neck. I was a bit worried that I would hate it because I remember the 65 being very fast and comfy to play. I love the "baseball bat" neck. It actually makes it very easy to finger pick, unlike a thinner neck. Still fast and smooth. SO.. why a relic'ed guitar? Why not buy a super clean shiny guitar and earn that wear and tear? First of all it is replacing something that looks almost exactly like it. Secondly, people loved to decorate their guitars. Colors, shapes, pick guards.. etc. Look at Waylon Jennings Telecaster. That's not how it came off the showroom. The mild relic wear on this guitar soothes that pang of regret for selling my 65. It plays amazing and sounds fantastic. That grease bucket circuit is sweet. I will be needing to put some Elixir 10s on it. The 9s are just a bit too spongy. Big shout out to the reserve guitar dept and Mike for all of his help.
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