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Fender Custom Shop '56 Journeyman Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar  Aged White Blonde 

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Catch the '50s vibe with this Custom Shop beauty.

For most of the ‘50s, the Telecaster’s design remained elegant in its simplicity; a slab ash body, one-piece maple neck and two single-coil pickups. The 1956 Telecaster Journeyman Relic adds some period-correct transitional elements to this time-honored design, including a faithful Journeyman Relic lacquer finish that grants it the look and smooth-playing feel of a well-loved guitar from 1956 while wearing in a personal way. The pair of Hand-Wound ‘55/’56 pickups are packed with authentic Tele tone—snarling and twangy—and the bridge pickup’s pole pieces are staggered to even out the inter-string response. Other signature aesthetic touches include a ‘55/’57 Tele bridge with steel saddles (as opposed to the original brass), 1-ply Eggshell White pickguard and one-piece tinted quartersawn maple neck with “10/56 V” profile that’s ideal for almost any playing style.

Other features include Fat ‘50s Tele wiring for even thicker tone, a modern 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 21 6105 frets, 3-way pickup switch, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and round string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

If you're interested in any of our custom shop, limited-run or other premium instruments, we encourage you to call and talk with one of our knowledgeable, well-trained staff for more detailed information about any specific guitar.

  • Journeyman Relic finish solid ash body
  • 25.5"-scale V-profile maple on maple neck
  • Hand-wound Custom Shop '55 Tele pickups
  • Vintage-style steel barrel bridge, split-shaft tuners

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'56 Journeyman Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Body: Ash
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Neck: Maple with a 10/56 “V” Shape and 9.5” (241 mm) Radius
  • Frets: 21, 6105 Narrow Jumbo
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge: 3-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Tele® Bridge
  • Pickups: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ‘55 Single-Coil Tele® (Bridge), Custom Shop Hand-Wound ‘55 Single-Coil Tele® (Neck)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Included: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity"
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