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Fender Custom Shop - '57 Esquire - Limited Edition Journeyman Relic, Rosewood - Chocolate 2-tone Sunburst

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Model Overview:

Produced in strictly limited numbers to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Fender's Custom Shop, this Relic Chocolate 2 Tone Sunburst Telecaster features a two piece Ash body paired with a solid Rosewood Neck. The Journeyman finish is engineered to represent a well loved, and a well played guitar, handed down through the years but not leaving the house often, with a few marks and some checking.

The Solid Rosewood neck itself is a soft v 1957 profile on the back, with a 9.5 radius on the front capped with 6105 frets which gives a traditional feel in your hand but with modern playability. The electronics in this Esquire are a Hand-Wound '58 Pickup which runs to a 3 Way Switch which comes stock wired with Full Throttle Esquire Wiring:

  • Position One, the pickup is wired straight to the output jack
  • Position Two adds the volume control to the circuit
  • Position Three offers the traditional volume/tone control scheme.

Further, this instrument comes with a Telecaster wiring kit allowing conversion, a Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Model Specs:


  • Model Name: Limited Edition Journeyman Relic® '57 Esquire, Rosewood Fingerboard, Wide-Fade Chocolate 2-Color Sunburst
  • Model Number: 1545692803
  • Series: Custom Limited
  • Color: Wide-Fade Chocolate 2-Color Sunburst


  • Body Shape: Esquire®
  • Body Material: 2-Piece Lightweight Select Ash
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer


  • Neck Material: Rosewood
  • 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 Jumbo
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot


  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Handwound '58 Single-Coil Tele
  • Controls: Volume, Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Full Volume, Straight To Output Jack, Position 2. Pickup To Volume Pot, Position 3. Pickup To Volume and Tone Pots.
  • Pickup Configuration: Single Pickup


  • Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Solid Barrel Steel Saddles
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs: Vintage Chrome


  • Included Accessories: Deluxe hardshell case, strap, Tele wiring conversion kit and Certificate of Authenticity.

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