Fender Custom Shop

Description

The 1955 Telecaster, also known as the “white guard” Tele is an all-time classic with features including a single-ply white pickguard, translucent white blonde finish, smooth barrel steel bridge saddles, staggered bridge pickup pole pieces and a chunky neck profile. In this faithful recreation, the Fender Custom Shop has captured the tone, playability, look and feel of this archetypal model.

The two-piece select ash body wears a heavy checked nitrocellulose lacquer finish, and the tinted one-piece rift-sawn maple neck features a chunky ’54 “U” profile, topped by a 9.5”-radius fingerboard with 21 narrow tall frets. Period-correct hand-wound ’55/’56 pickups are paired with a three-way switch and Fat ’50s Tele wiring for strong tone with transparent bloom. Additional features include a single-ply parchment pickguard, ’55 Tele bridge with smooth barrel steel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and disk string tree. A deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity is also included.
Features
  • Ash single cutaway body
  • Bolt-on maple neck with a chunky '54 "U" profile
  • Hand-wound '55/'56 single-coil pickups
  • '55 Tele bridge
  • Vintage-style tuners
  • Hardshell case included
Specifications
Body
  • Body Type: Single Cutaway Solid Body
  • Body wood: Ash
  • Body finish: Lacquer
Neck
  • Neck shape: U
  • Neck wood: Maple
  • Joint: Bolt-on
  • Truss rod: Standard
Fingerboard
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Fret size: Narrow-Tall
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Dot
  • Nut material: Bone
Electronics
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary Single Coil
  • Pickup switch: 3-Way
Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed Bridge
  • Bridge design: Vintage-style
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
Other
  • Number of strings: 6 String
  • Case: Hardshell Case
  • Orientation: Right-Handed
  • Country of Origin: United States

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