Fender Custom Shop ’59 Tele, Custom Relic, Maple Neck – Aged Black
MORE ABOUT ’59 TELE® CUSTOM RELIC® MAPLE
The 1959 double-bound Telecaster Custom imparted a refined look to the once-rugged working man’s guitar. The Custom Shop ’59 Telecaster Custom Relic represents what would have been a rare early 1959 model, with a one-piece maple neck and several seamless modern customizations. The bound two-piece select alder body (ash on Sunburst finish model) features a worn-in Relic lacquer finish, while the one-piece quartersawn maple neck has a 1959 “D” profile, 9.5” fingerboard radius and 21 narrow tall (6105) frets for comfortable well-loved look and feel.
Hand-wound Custom Shop Texas Special pickups are hooked up to a three-way switch and modern Tele® wiring with the Greasebucket tone circuit, which retains mid-range when rolling off highs. Other features include a single-ply parchment pickguard, ’59/’60 Tele bridge with compensated brass barrel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree with tall metal spacer. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Our shrine to the heritage and legacy of those pioneers who made us what we are today. The Fender Custom Shop reached new heights of craftsmanship with its acclaimed Time Machine series—artfully “relic-ed” guitars and basses that revolutionized the entire concept of “reissue” instruments. The Custom Shop has since ventured even higher by crafting meticulous replicas using the same techniques and tooling used to create the originals all those years ago.
There and back—and still here today.
The authentic worn-in wear of a guitar that has experienced many years of regular use in clubs and bars. Marks that tell a story, finish checking all over the body, and scars, dings and dents from bridge to headstock.
Model Name:’59 Tele® Custom Relic®, Maple Neck, Aged Black
Body Material:2-Piece Select Alder
Neck Material:Quartersawn Maple
Neck Shape:1959 “D”
Scale Length:25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″ (241 mm)
Number of Frets:21
Fret Size:Narrow Tall (6105)
Nut Width:1.650″ (42 mm)
Neck Finish:Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Position Inlays:Micarta Black Dot
Bridge Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special™ Single-Coil Tele®
Pickup Switching:3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Bridge:3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings Through Body Tele® with Compensated Brass Barrel Saddles
Tuning Machines:Vintage Style
Control Knobs:Knurled Chrome
Strings:Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories:Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.