Fender Custom Shop LTD '57 Esquire Journeyman Relic RW Neck


Photos displayed are of actual guitar for sale.

A highlight of the annual NAMM Show every January in Anaheim is always Fender Custom Shop's dealer event where over 300 custom, limited, prototype or one-of-a-kind Custom Shop models are displayed and made available to dealers in a lottery system.  Custom Shop dealers are able to view all of the guitars and place their cards in the strings of guitars they are interested in purchasing for their stores and representatives from Fender make a draw for each guitar from all of the cards in it.  These guitars will sometimes have as many as 100 interested dealers, but only one is picked and the display guitar is later shipped to them.  We have just received all 3 of the guitars we were drawn for at the event, and they do not disappoint.

This is the prototype of a Limited '57 Esquire Journeyman Relic with AAA rosewood neck and rich wide fade chocolate 2-tone sunburst finish.  Woods were hand selected by Fender Custom Shop builders for their appearance and weight.  This guitar includes the Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity and the Custom Shop spec certificate, which was displayed on the guitar on the night of the event.  


  • Body Wood - Ash
  • Finish - Nitro Lacquer Journeyman Relic
  • Neck Shape - '57 Style Soft V
  • Radius - 9.5"
  • Neck at 1st Fret - .850"
  • Neck at 12th Fret - .990"
  • Neck Wood - Rosewood
  • Frets - Sanko 6105
  • Nut - Bone
  • Fingerboard - AAA Rosewood
  • Hardware - Chrome/Nickel
  • Pickup - Handwound '58 Tele Relic
  • Bridge - Tele '55-'57
  • Case - Tweed Hardshell
  • Part # - 923-5000-415
  • Weight - 7 lbs 1 oz

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