1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®
1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde
Model Number: 9235001148
Rock ‘n’ roll ruled the scene in 1957. Cars grew fins, the space race got under way, and the Telecaster® was en vogue with a new look. In transition from the original “blackguard” models of the first half of the decade, the ’57 Telecaster now had new features including a translucent white blonde lacquer finish over an ash body, a white pickguard, a one-piece maple neck with a new “soft-V” back shape, stainless steel “barrel” bridge saddles and a bridge pickup with staggered pole pieces.
In celebration of this classic Tele®, we’ve recreated the original as closely as possible while adding a few custom player-centric features. The two-piece ash body has a Journeyman Relic® lacquer finish and single-ply “eggshell” pickguard. The one-piece rift-sawn maple neck has a tinted lacquer finish, custom “soft-V” back shape with a slightly thicker carve toward the first fret, 9.5” fingerboard radius and narrow tall frets. Hand-wound ’55-’56 pickups are connected to a Fat '50s control assembly for stronger overall tone with more transparent bloom. Other features include a ’55-’57 bridge with steel “barrel” saddles and vintage-style tuning machines. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Neck Material Rift Sawn Maple Neck Finish Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Shape 1957 Soft "V" Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm) Fingerboard Material Maple Number of Frets 21 Fret Size 6105 Narrow Tall Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays Micarta Black Dot