A used Fender Custom Shop 1955 Telecaster Journeyman Relic. This is a showroom model that has seen almost no use and is in fantastic condition. The guitar will ship with all original factory documentation and packaging. Additionally, before shipment our luthiers will provide a professional inspection and full setup, so it arrives ready to play. If you have any questions about this instrument or any of our great gear, please send us a message!
Affectionately dubbed the "white guard," Fender's 1955 Telecaster was a game-changer for Tele fans around the globe. Featuring a single-ply white pickguard, a translucent white blonde finish, and a chunkier neck profile, this Tele had an ultra-comfortable feel and an unmistakable look. This all-new Fender Custom Shop 1955 Telecaster Journeyman Relic reimagines the beloved White Guard, capturing the same sound and playability, but with a gorgeous wide-fade 2-color sunburst finish.
This Custom Shop begins with a 2-piece select ash body, giving it a sweet, resonant voice with rich lows and a well-defined midrange. Weighing in at a comfortable 7 lbs. 4.1 oz., this Tele sits nice and comfortably, making it perfect for long gigs and late-night practice sessions. Players and collectors alike will appreciate its Journeyman Relic finish that gives it a familiar, well-worn feel. With an evenly-checked nitrocellulose lacquer finish, a heavily-reliced maple neck and fingerboard, and lightly aged hardware, this Custom Shop Telecaster exudes vintage vibes from top to bottom.
Once you pick up this White Guard, you won't be able to put it down. Its 1954 "U" shaped riftsawn maple neck feels impeccable, perfect for playing chorded rhythm lines and classic rock solos. And thanks to meticulous wearing and aging that perfectly recreates that well-played look, the neck and fingerboard feel sleek, smooth, and ready for riffin' straight out of the case.
Powering this beauty is a pair of Custom Shop hand-wound '55/'56 Tele single-coil pickups that churn out a jaw-dropping array of '50s Tele tones. Select the neck pickup, and you'll conjure up a syrupy-sweet warmth that'll sound right at home when playing big, open chorded passages. Flip on the bridge pickup, kick on some overdrive, and crank your amp to 11, and this baby will pump out that instantly-recognizable Tele twang like you've never heard before.
Complete with a single-ply parchment pickguard, a '55 Tele bridge with smooth barrel steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, and a genuine bone nut, this Fender Custom Shop 1955 Telecaster is the perfect guitar for folks seeking a top-notch classic-rock tone machine.
Number of Strings: 6
Body Type: Solidbody
Body Shape: 1955 Telecaster Journeyman Relic
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Color: Wide Fade 2-Color Sunburst
Neck Material: Riftsawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1954 U
Neck Joint: Bolt-on
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Inlay: Micarta Black Dots
Number of Frets: 21, Narrow Tall
Scale Length: 25.5"
Nut Width: 1.650"
Nut Material: Bone
Bridge/Tailpiece: 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele with Barrel Steel Saddles
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand Wound '55/'56 Tele Single-coil
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand Wound '55/'56 Tele Single-coil
Controls: 1 x master volume, 1 x master tone
Switching: 3-way toggle pickup switch
Case/Gig Bag: Hardshell Case