Fender Custom Shop 1959 Journeyman Relic Telecaster, Sunburst

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1 year warranty and 30 day money back guarantee included

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Product Ref: 68341

  • Custom Shop Telecaster Handmade in the USA
  • Highly Resonant and Lightweight Alder Body
  • Custom Shop Hand-Wound Single-Coil '58 Pickups
  • 3-Colour Sunburst Finish with Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Quartersawn Maple Neck with a '59 Esquire ''C'' Profile

Fender Custom Shop 1959 Journeyman Relic Telecaster, Sunburst


The Fender Custom Shop 1959 Journeyman Relic is the perfect example of a handmade Custom Shop Telecaster. The quartersawn Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard features a '59 Esquire ''C'' profile which provides a smooth and comfortable playing experience. The 1959 Telecaster has two Custom Shop hand-wound '58 tele pickups that are combined with the resonant Alder body to create a classic tele sound and warm tonality that’s ideal for country and blues.

Product Ref: 68341

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Unrivaled Quality and Craftsmanship

Since 1987, the skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, California ''dream factory'' have been producing guitars that are known worldwide for their artistry and unrivaled quality. Ranging from the fine to the fantastic, whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best. These wonderful instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest guitarists such as Clapton, Springsteen, Cray, Gilmour, Townshend, Wilko Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name just a few.

The History of the Telecaster

The rich history of Fender guitars begins with the Telecaster. An indispensable instrument, the Telecaster was the world's first successful solid-body electric guitar. Perfected after two years of development - and a name change or two - the Telecaster debuted in February 1951 and began its steady ascent towards the stage and studio. Ingeniously engineered with the ability to be heard both loud and clear, it was a marvel of simple design elegance and workhorse functionality. It is perhaps fitting testimony to its essential original rightness that the Telecaster design has hardly changed ever since.


  • Model Name: 1959 Journeyman Relic® Telecaster®, Rosewood Fingerboard, 3-Colour Sunburst
  • Model Number: 1550590800
  • Series: Time Machine
  • Colour: 3-Colour Sunburst

Body & Bridge

  • Body Material: Alder
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body With Threaded Steel Barrel Saddles

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Quartersawn Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: '59 Esquire ''C''
  • Scale Length: 25.5'' (648mm)
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5''
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650'' (42mm)
  • Position Inlays: White Dots
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele
  • Controls:
    • Master Tone
    • Master Volume
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge & Neck Pickup
    • Position 3: Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SS
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top