1955 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®
1955 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Wide Fade 2-Color Sunburst
Model Number: 9235001431
The 1955 Telecaster, also known as the “white guard” Tele® is an all-time classic with features including a single-ply white pickguard, translucent white blonde finish, smooth barrel steel bridge saddles, staggered bridge pickup pole pieces and a chunky neck profile. In this faithful recreation, the Fender Custom Shop has captured the tone, playability, look and feel of this archetypal model in three custom colors—Aged White Blonde, Wide-Fade 2-Color Sunburst and Faded Aged Copper.
The two-piece select ash body wears a heavy checked nitrocellulose lacquer finish, and the tinted one-piece rift-sawn maple neck features a chunky ’54 “U” profile, topped by a 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 21 narrow tall frets. Period-correct hand-wound ’55/’56 pickups are paired with a three-way switch and Fat ’50s Tele wiring for strong tone with transparent bloom. Other features include a single-ply parchment pickguard, ’55 Tele bridge with smooth barrel steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and disk string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Neck Material Rift Sawn Maple Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Shape 1954 "U" Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm) Fingerboard Material Maple Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Narrow Tall Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays Micarta Black Dot Truss Rod Nut Vintage-Style Slotted Neck Plate 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo