Fender Custom Shop '50s Journeyman Relic Telecaster

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  1. saleake

    saleake Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    I’m still bonding with it but so far, so good. The best feature is the soft V neck. I could do without the relic treatment, but somehow, that’s kind of cool. More later.
     
  2. ladave

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    That’s a nice one.

    A guitar with the neck shape being the best feature is a great thing!
     
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    Score!!
    Congratulations
     
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  4. VillainSean

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    Congrats, this one marks all my boxes!
     
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  5. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    Nice!
     
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  6. Fluddman

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    Yep nice. I like the relic - it looks played but not battered.

    The neck is the most important thing to me - if the neck doesn't feel right it won't be a keeper no matter how pretty it is.

    Cheers
     
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  7. Jamie_h

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    whoah thats perfect! congrats!
     
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    Very cool, congratulations!
     
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  9. donrichfan

    donrichfan Tele-Holic Gold Supporter

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    Pretty guitar you have there, sir.
     
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  10. RhinestoneStrat

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    I do like the aging...especially on the fret board near the cowboy chord area.:)
     
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  11. FlatNine

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    Congratulations! I love white on white. Mine’s a 51 Nocaster with a big U-Shaped neck. I have LP’s, PRS, and two Strats. I keep coming back to Teles!

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  12. Greggorios

    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Nice choice. Looks like a keeper. Play her in good health.
     
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    It's relic'd for sure but not in an overkill way. I can't stand those "expensive" overdone ones. I like to relic my own "over a lifetime of use".
     
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  14. StevesBoogie

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    Love it man. Just looking at it wants me to pick up mine and play.
     
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    looks beautiful! I have always been a huge fan of 55-58 Teles with white blonde finish and white pickguard! Looks pretty!
     
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    Love that color combo .... Congrats!
     
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