Direct from the 2015 NAMM show comes a special guitar - the Fender Custom Shop 1959 Telecaster solidbody electric guitar. Not available on Fender's price list, this guitar sports a very special configuration from late 1959. About that time, Fender started using rosewood fretboards on the Tele, transitioning the logo, and changing the dot spacing on the fretboard. This cool axe nails the specs, tone, and feel of the late '50s. And the Journeyman Relic lacquer finish offers a great "played but not abused" look to the guitar. Add the limited-edition Fender Custom Shop 1959 Telecaster to your guitar stash today!
One of the most important features to the authenticity of a vintage-styled Tele is the pickups. With the Custom Shop 1959 Telecaster you get a set of pickups hand-wound to the same spec as the 1958 classics. Though there are hundreds of variations out there, there's truly nothing like the sparkle and chime you hear when playing through genuine vintage Telecaster pickups. Take it from the Music Experience crew - the Fender Custom Shop 1959 Telecaster has the vintage tone you've been looking for.
The neck is one of the most important aspects of any instrument, which is why this Fender Custom Shop 1959 Telecaster solidbody electric guitar features a quartersawn maple neck. Besides looking good, the straight grain of quartersawn necks is about 50% more stable than plain-sawn necks, and less likely to warp, twist or shrink. You'll also love the playability and feel of this 1959 Telecaster's contoured heel when you're playing higher up the fretboard. Down low, you'll appreciate the vintage 9.5" radiused rosewood fingerboard that keeps things nice and comfortable for natural, relaxed fretwork.
If you want your axe to look and feel "broke in," but without the vintage vibe, you'll love the Journeyman Relic finish on this Fender Custom Shop 1959 Telecaster solidbody electric guitar. Although it looks as though it has been a well-cared-for, albeit well-loved, member of your guitar collection for years, this Tele nonetheless projects an aura of distinct modernism. Aged, but without the heavy wear-and-tear, this guitar will feel as though you've played it for a lifetime!
The Custom Shop 1959 Journeyman Relic Telecaster takes you straight back to the original era of the guitar that started it all. Its lightweight alder body (ash on Aged White Blonde model) features a Journeyman Relic lacquer finish, which imparts the appearance of years of aging and light use without heavy wear and tear. Pure snap and warmth come from a pair of hand wound 1958 Telecaster pickups with three-way switching and modern wiring.
Other premium features include a tinted quartersawn maple neck with '59 Esquire "C"-shaped profile and 9.5"-radius rosewood fingerboard, 6105 frets and bone nut, single-ply parchment pickguard and vintage hardware. Includes Custom Shop certificate of authenticity and center-pocket tweed case. Available in Three-Color Sunburst, Aged White Blonde, Shoreline Gold and Faded Candy Tangerine.
|Number of Strings||6|
|Color||Faded Candy Tangerine|
|Neck Material||AA Flame Maple|
|Neck Shape||59 Esquire Style C|
|Fingerboard Material||Dark Rosewood|
|Fingerboard Inlay||Vintage clay dots|
|Number of Frets||21|
|Number of Pickups||2|
|Neck Pickup||Handwound 1958 Tele Single-coil|
|Bridge Pickup||Handwound 1958 Tele Single-coil|
|Manufacturer Part Number||1550590882|