Fender Custom Shop LTD P90 Mahogany Telecaster Journeyman Relic, Aged Firemist Gold
Overview by GAK
This jaw-dropping Fender Custom Shop guitar breaks the Telecaster mould, delivering a fresh take on that classic tone. This Tele represents why the Fender Custom Shop luthiers are easily among the finest in the world, combining slick playability, a luxurious aesthetic and exacting craftsmanship with a sound that stands out from the crowd.
Classic Feel & Sound
This particular Fender Custom Shop Telecaster is a limited-edition model and boasts a stand-out spec. At the core of this Tele’s distinctive tone is the Mahogany body, which has been meticulously chambered for improved weight relief, resonance and playability. Unlike the traditional Fender tonewoods (Ash & Alder), this Fender Custom Shop Tele’s Mahogany body gives it a noticeably warmer tonal character with a smooth low-end and pronounced mid-range. The body’s top features a premium parchment binding and the natural back & sides demonstrate the beautiful grain.
A smooth and effortless playing experience is catered for by the gorgeous tinted & roasted AAA Flame Maple neck, which is adorned with a '60s-style round-laminated Dark Rosewood fingerboard. The neck’s 12" radius and jumbo 6100 frets impart more modern feel that excels at both expressive bending/vibrato and comfortable open-position chording.
Gorgeous Worn-In Look
The thorough Journeyman Relic treatment gives this Telecaster a look that’s akin to a heavily customised guitar that was built during Fender’s golden era. In contrast to the more extreme Relic and Heavy Relic processes, a Custom Shop Journeyman Relic guitar has the more subtle wear & moderate finish checking of a guitar that has been diligently looked after and only occasionally gigged throughout the decades.
Stunning Tele Tone
Bolstering the customised nature of this limited-edition Tele are the pair of top-notch pickups. The neck features a Fender Custom Shop P-90, which offers a bold and articulate tone that truly compliments the Mahogany body and the bridge pickup. The reversed bridge is equipped with a fantastic hand-wired Loaded '51 Nocaster single-coil, which has been slightly overwound to produce a punchier, fatter tone that can still pull off vintage Tele twang with ease.
With this guitar, you have an instrument that has been masterfully crafted by the Fender Custom Shop’s artisanal luthiers. Whilst this Tele is a classic Fender at its core, it benefits from the rock-solid and robust build-quality of a modern instrument.
There’s no questioning that this limited-edition Custom Shop Telecaster is an incredible guitar that looks as good as it sounds. If you’re in the market for a world-class Tele with a unique tone, this one is a must-try.Weight - 6.70lbs
- Body Wood: Top Bound (Parchment) Chambered Mahogany
- Body Finish: Journeyman Relic, Lacquer
- Finish Colour: Aged Firemist Gold
- Neck Wood: Tinted & Roasted AAA Flame Maple
- Neck Shape: Large "C" Back-Shape
- Fingerboard: Dark Rosewood w/ Round-Lam fretboard
- Radius: 12"
- Fret Size: Jumbo / 6100
- Frets: 21
- Nut: Bone
- Tuners: Vintage Style
- String Tree: Wing
- Bridge: Reverse Nocaster Bridge with RSD Saddles
- Pickguard: Caballo Tono Parchment
- Wiring: Dual-Stack HS Tele® Wiring, 3-way switching
- Pickups: Fender Custom P-90 Neck Pickup & Hand-Wound Loaded 51 Nocaster Bridge Pickup
- Included: Fender Custom Shop Deluxe Hardshell Case, Certificate of Authenticity & Strap