A Classic Tele Reborn
One of the most classic and timeless guitars in the history of instruments, the Fender Telecaster has evolved over the years, but for many players, all they want is the old school classic.  For this particular Custom Shop piece, we aimed to give birth to a classic, with a twisted - an unbelievable roasted flame maple neck.  The result was stunning.

The 1955 Telecaster is an all-time classic with features it's specifically known for, including smooth barrel steel bridge saddles, staggered bridge pickup pole pieces and a chunky neck profile. In this recreation, the Fender Custom Shop has captured the tone, playability, look and feel of this archetypal model - and then we upgraded it with the Roasted AAA Flame Maple neck that has become the main calling card of this guitar.  Look closely at the photos and you'll see why.  The flame is unbelievable.

The two-piece select ash body wears a heavy checked nitrocellulose lacquer finish, and the neck features a chunky ’54 “U” profile, topped by a 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 21 narrow tall frets. For the neck, we did a Heavy Relic finish on the back of it, to give it the perfectly worn in feel that players love.

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. Simply put, these pickups sound amazing, with a great balance of warmth and twang to cut through the mix.

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 a tweed Custom Shop case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

This is a special Tele - you can see and hear why for yourself by coming to Club Fender @ Truetone Music, or by ordering right here to be shipped to your home.
  • Serial # CZ573442
  • Part # 9231013209
  • Weight 7.3 lbs
  • Finish Package: Journeyman Relic
  • Finish: Nitro Lacquer
  • Color:  2-Tone Sunburst
  • Pickguard: 3-ply Parchment
  • Neck Pickup:  Hand-wound Custom Shop '55/56Tele
  • Bridge Pickup:  Hand-Wound Custom Shop '55/56 Tele
  • Body: Ash
  • Sort for Lightweight
  • Neck: 1 Piece Roasted AAA Flame Maple
  • Walnut Skunk Stripe
  • Heavy Relic Back of Neck 
  • Dots: Micarta Black
  • Neck Shape: 1954 "U"
  • Frets: 21
  • Fretwire: 6150 (Medium Jumbo)
  • Radius:  9.5"
  • Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .900"
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .990"
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
  • Bone Nut
  • Hardware: Base Model Chrome/Nickel
  • Tuners: Vintage
  • Bridge: Vintage 55 - 57 Tele
  • Neck plate: Vintage, Limited Edition
  • Wiring: Fat 50's Tele
  • Case: Tweed Custom Shop


        ConditionBrand New (New)
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        Brand
        Model
        • Custom Shop '55 Reissue Telecaster Journeyman Relic
        Finish
        • 2 Tone Sunburst
        Categories
        Made In
        • United States
        Right / Left Handed
        • Right Handed
        Number of Strings
        • 6-String
        Body Type
        • Solid Body
        Series
        Finish Features
        • Relic
        Model Family
        Body Shape
        • T-Style
        Neck Construction
        • Bolt-On
        Number of Frets
        • 21

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