1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®

1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®, 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck, Aged White Blonde

Model Number: 9236081206

$7,499.00 RRP
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New for 2023, the Fender Custom Shop introduces the ’57 Telecaster Journeyman Relic. An expertly crafted incarnation of the Telecaster from a particularly prized model year, it’s loaded with looks, sound and vibe that authentically evoke the instrument in the second half of its debut decade.

The two-piece select ash body produces sweet midrange and tight lows, and wears striking Journeyman Relic lacquer finishes in Aged White Blonde, Wide Fade Two-Color Sunburst and Aged Candy Tangerine. This special treatment imparts the look of a guitar that has changed hands or been handed down over the years, mostly played around the house and the occasional jam session or weekend gig. This generally well-cared-for look includes light finish checking, several “friendly” down-to-the-wood nicks and dings, some dulling of the hardware, and general moderate playing wear. The look of a very lucky find, in short.

The one-piece quartersawn maple neck is sculpted with a ’57-style Soft “V” profile for comfortable and period-correct full-hand feel, topped by a 9.5” radius maple fingerboard with 21 narrow tall (6105) frets and a bone nut. Dual Custom Shop hand-wound ’58 Telecaster pickups with Fat ‘50s Tele wiring deliver clear, crisp highs with well-balanced midrange and low end.

Other premium features include a single-ply parchment pickguard, three-way pickup switch, ’55-’57 Telecaster® bridge with steel barrel saddles, vintage-style tuners, wing string tree, deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

  • General
    Model Number 9236081206
    Series Time Machine
    Color Aged White Blonde
    Orientation Right-Hand
  • Body
    Body Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Body Shape Telecaster®
    Body Material 2-Piece Select Ash
  • Neck
    Neck Material 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple
    Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Neck Shape 1957 Soft "V"
    Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm)
    Fingerboard Material 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple Neck
    Number of Frets 21
    Fret Size Narrow Tall (6105)
    Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
    Position Inlays Micarta Black Dot
    Headstock Telecaster®
    Neck Plate 4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo
  • Hardware
    Bridge 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele® with Barrel Steel Saddles
    Tuning Machines Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
    Pickguard 1-Ply Parchment
    Control Knobs Knurled Chrome
  • Electronics
    Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele®
    Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele®
    Controls Master Volume, Master Tone
    Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1: Neck Pickup, Position 2: Neck and Bridge Pickup, Position 3: Bridge Pickup
    Configuration SS