Fender Custom Shop Journeyman Relic 50'S Jazzmaster Desert Sand #CZ534497
Includes Hard Case
Manufacturer's ID: 9235000534
What we say:
For contemporary players, can there be a more enticing guitar than a Custom Shop Relic Jazzmaster? Fender’s Custom Shop artisans bring their collective expertise to bear on this delicious Teambuilt guitar.
Based on a classic 50s spec with some modern concessions, this Journeyman Relic brings lots of great features together for a fantastic playing experience.
The Journeyman Relic level of distress is fairly light: it’s meant to resemble a guitar that has been played a lot but looked after so there are no huge chunks of paint and wood missing! There are light dings, a little discolouration and some wear on the fingerboard around the first few frets. The metal parts have had some oxidisation but it all feels natural and unforced. On a vintage looking Desert Sand Jazzmaster, the effect is electric.
An Ash body joins a rift-sawn Maple neck carved into a current-Fender-favourite Soft V profile. The fingerboard is more modern though: a forgiving 9.5” radius makes playing easier and more comfortable whilst the 6105-sized frets lie somewhere between vintage and modern in both height and width.
We are suckers for an Anodised pickguard so getting a distressed one on here has made our day! We think it really increases the vibe and attitude of the guitar.
Hand wound pickups deliver a clear yet warm sound with lots of range and personality on tap.
This is a very charismatic guitar which will appeal to players who love the classic Fender twang but prefer it to have a little more swagger.
Melding original Jazzmaster® tone with modern feel, the 50’s Journeyman Relic® is based on a two-piece select ash body and tinted maple riftsawn neck with a “ ’57 Soft V”-shaped neck profile---along with modern player features like the stable, intonatable RSD Jazzmaster® bridge and 9.5”-radius fingerboard.
Other features include 21 6105 frets, vintage-style Jazzmaster® wiring, hand-wound Jazzmaster® pickups, gold anodized pickguard, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree with metal spacer. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
|Body Material:||Premium Ash|
|Body Finish:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Neck Material:||Maple Rift Sawn|
|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|
|Nut Width:||1.650" (42 mm)|
|Neck Plate:||4-Bolt with Custom Shop "V" Logo|
|Neck Finish:||Nitrocellulose Lacquer|
|Position Inlays:||Micarta Black|
|Bridge Pickup:||Custom Shop Hand-Wound Single-Coil Jazzmaster®|
|Neck Pickup:||Custom Shop Hand-Wound Single-Coil Jazzmaster®|
|Controls:||Lead Circuit: Volume, Tone; Rhythm Circuit: Volume, Tone|
|Pickup Switching:||3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup; 2-Position Slide: Up: Rhythm Tone Circuit, Down: Lead Tone Circuit|
|Tuning Machines:||Vintage-Style with Fender Logo|
|Control Knobs:||Aluminum Knurled Relic®|
|Strings:||Fender® USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)|
|Included Accessories:||Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity|
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