An under-7-pound Tele is a joy, maybe even more pleasing than the beautifully aged white finish on this one, once you strap it on. Along with the appeal of light weight and good looks is nearly new condition as this 2016 '57 Closet Classic reissue clearly hasn't seen much use. The finish crazing by Fender's Custom Shop is perhaps the most artful aging we've seen, and it's nice to see a new guitar with a somewhat aged appearance that doesn't look like somebody beat it up. (I like faded jeans as much as the next guy, but buying a brand new pair with holes in the knees just doesn't make sense, IMHO.) The Fender case is equally clean.

stock no. 52401

Model'57 Telecaster Closet Classic Aged White Blonde
Nut width1 11/16"
Scale length25.5"
Fretboard Materialmaple
Neck materialMaple
Body woodAsh
Neck profilerounded V
PickupsFender 56-57's
CaseOrig. Hard
Serial NoR16158
Weight6.96 lbs