As the Telecaster progressed through the years there were updates to components, colors, neck shapes and more, but through it all it retained its classic look and signature snappy tone. The ’58 Telecaster Journeyman Relic embodies several of these classic changes in a faithful custom recreation. A two-piece select ash body wears a slightly worn-in Journeyman Relic lacquer finish for the look and feel of a well-played and loved guitar. The one-piece quartersawn maple neck has a 10/’56 “V” profile, 9.5” fingerboard radius and 21 narrow tall (6105) frets.
Dual Custom Shop hand-wound ’58 Tele pickups are connected to Fat ’50s Tele wiring and a three-way switch for robust Tele tone and transparent bloom with each note. Other features include a single-ply parchment pickguard, period correct top-load/string-through Tele bridge with threaded steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.