2024 Fender Custom Shop ’50’s Journeyman Thinline Telecaster


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In as-new condition (given that it’s a Relic) in beautiful Lake Placid Blue Nitrocellulose lacquer. A reissue of something that was never actually made in the 1950s but perhaps should have been. Semi-hollow alder body with an f-hole on the upper bout, big maple neck with the ’51 Nocaster profile but curiously a nice and dark round-lam rosewood fingerboard with clay dots, a feature that in real life didn’t appear until mid-1962, but perhaps in this timeline the dinosaurs were not exterminated by an asteroid strike. 6150 medium-jumbo frets, 9.5” radius, standard Fender 25.5” scale length, and 1 & 11/16” nut width. Pickups are a nice matched pair of Custom Shop ’67 Telecaster Relics with standard Tele controls, and the guitar has “F” tuners and a regular railed Tele 3-way bridge with brass saddles. What a fantastic guitar – plays and sounds great, feather-light at just a hair over 6 pounds, lovely looks, excellent build quality. Comes in its factory deluxe tweed hard case with all papers and accessories including COA, shop floor traveler, bridge cover, and strap. Made in Corona, California, USA.