Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Dave Brown Masterbuilt Waylon Jennings Telecaster Relic Pre-Order


Limited to 70 guitars worldwide

From playing bass with Buddy Holly in the late-‘50s to writing and preforming with The Highwaymen well into the ‘90’s, Waylon Jennings etched a legacy in music history unlike any other. The Outlaw Country pioneer was rarely seen without a Fender in hand—and more often than not, it was his prized, leather-clad 1954 Telecaster.

Custom Shop Masterbuilder David Brown partnered with the Jennings family to recreate Waylon’s iconic Telecaster—detailing all the wear from decades of use. The 2-piece ash body is finished in period-correct Butterscotch Blonde before being wrapped in the distinctive, hand-tooled leather cover and paired with a 10/56 “V”-shaped, one-piece quartersawn maple neck. Custom Shop Hand-Wound ‘50/’51 Blackguard pickups provide unmistakable early-‘50s Telecaster tones with clear, crisp highs with well-balanced midrange and low end.

Additional features include: 7.25” Radius; 21 Vintage Upgrade (45085) Frets; Modern Telecaster Wiring with 3-Way Switch; ‘51-’54 Tele® Bridge with Brass Barrel Saddles; Schaller M6 Tuning Machines with Low E Banjo Tuner; Bone Nut; Single Disc String Tree; Custom Western Tooled Case; Custom Tooled Leather Strap; Certificate of Authenticity. 


  • Body: 2-Piece Select Ash
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck: 1-Piece Quartersawn Maple with 10/56 "V" Back-Shape
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25"
  • Frets: 21, Vintage Tall
  • Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
  • Bridge: '51-'54 Tele Bridge w/ Brass Barrel Saddles
  • Pickups: CS HW '50-'51 Blackguard
  • Wiring: Modern Tele
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Accessories Included: Custom Tooled Hardshell Case, Custom Tooled Leather Strap, and COA