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Fender Custom Shop - '57 Stratocaster Journeyman Relic, Rosewood - Chocloate 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 AAA dark Rosewood, topped with 6105 frets which give a traditional feel in your hand but with modern playability. The Electronics are Three hand-wound Custom Shop ’57 Stratocaster pickups with the middle pickup being reverse-wound reverse-phase allowing for humbucker(ish) tones in positions 2 and 4 of the five way pickup selector which is integrated toVintage Modified #2 wiring which includes the Tone-Saver treble-bleed circuit which allows for clear tone no matter where the volume control is set.  

Includes a Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Model Specs:


  • Model Name: Limited Edition Journeyman Relic® '57 Stratocaster, Rosewood Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst
  • Model Number: 1535690803
  • Series: Custom Limited
  • Color: 2-Color Sunburst


  • Body Shape: Stratocaster®
  • Body Material: 2-Piece 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: AAA Rosewood (Sorted for Dark)
  • Position Inlays: Vintage Clay Dot


  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '57 Single-Coil Strat®
  • Middle Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '57 RWRP Single-Coil Strat®
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '57 Single-Coil Strat®
  • Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck/Middle Pickups), Tone 2. (Bridge Pickup)
  • Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SSS


  • Bridge: 6-Saddle American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Parchment
  • Control Knobs: Vintage White Relic®

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