1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®


Model #: 9235001148

1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde

9235001148

1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Wide-Fade 2-Color Sunburst

9235001149

1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Candy Apple Red

9235001150
1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde

More about 1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®

Rock ‘n’ roll ruled the scene in 1957. Cars grew fins, the space race got under way, and the Telecaster® was en vogue with a new look. In transition from the original “blackguard” models of the first half of the decade, the ’57 Telecaster now had new features including a translucent white blonde lacquer finish over an ash body, a white pickguard, a one-piece maple neck with a new “soft-V” back shape, stainless steel “barrel” bridge saddles and a bridge pickup with staggered pole pieces.

In celebration of this classic Tele®, we’ve recreated the original as closely as possible while adding a few custom player-centric features. The two-piece ash body has a Journeyman Relic® lacquer finish and single-ply “eggshell” pickguard. The one-piece rift-sawn maple neck has a tinted lacquer finish, custom “soft-V” back shape with a slightly thicker carve toward the first fret, 9.5” fingerboard radius and narrow tall frets. Hand-wound ’55-’56 pickups are connected to a Fat '50s control assembly for stronger overall tone with more transparent bloom. Other features include a ’55-’57 bridge with steel “barrel” saddles and vintage-style tuning machines. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Specs

General

General
Model Name: 1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde
Model Number: 9235001148
Series: Time Machine
Color: Aged White Blonde

Body

Body
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Journeyman Relic® Lacquer

Neck

Neck
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: 1957 Soft "V"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: Maple
Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot

Electronics

Electronics
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55/'56 Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '55/'56 Single-Coil Tele®
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge, Position 2. Bridge and Neck, Position 3. Neck
Pickup Configuration: SS

Hardware

Hardware
Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
Orientation: Right-Hand
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Eggshell
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
Switch Tips: Black

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
  • 1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde

    #9235001148

  • 1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Wide-Fade 2-Color Sunburst

    #9235001149

  • 1957 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Candy Apple Red

    #9235001150