Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1959 Telecaster, Custom NOS, Rosewood Fingerboard – Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
MORE ABOUT VINTAGE CUSTOM 1959 TELECASTER® CUSTOM – ROSEWOOD
By the late 1950s, the Telecaster had firmly established its reputation as the premier workhorse guitar, but for the player seeking a guitar with the versatility of a Tele and a more distinct personality, the choices were few and far between. Enter the Telecaster Custom, which debuted in 1959, sporting an elegant double-bound body and alluring rosewood fingerboard – both firsts for the Telecaster. The Vintage Custom 1959 Telecaster Custom boasts the same refined look as the original, along with some rare and compelling features from the Tele’s formative years that we felt modern players and vintage tone hounds alike would appreciate. It comes equipped with hand-wound ’58 Tele single-coil pickups and Fat ’50s wiring for wide-open Tele tone that can easily handle any playing situation. The neck features a vintage 7.25″-9.5″ compound radius, which we found on some rare examples, giving it a unique feel even among vintage-inspired models. It also features medium vintage frets, which are slightly larger than a vintage size and very comfortable to play.
Other features include a NOS flash-coat lacquer chocolate 3-color sunburst finish, Closet Classic hardware, 2-piece off-center alder body, tinted rift-sawn maple neck with flat lam fingerboard and ’59 large “C”-shaped neck profile, 21 vintage modified frets, 3-way switch, Fat ’50s Tele control assembly, 1-ply parchment pickguard, ’58-’63 Tele bridge with threaded steel saddles, bone nut, wing string tree and vintage-style tuning machines.
An elegant take on a timeless classic, this Telecaster combines, form, function and feel with the most important element—authentic Fender sound. Includes a deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom series instruments represent early, almost prototypical, transitional and “first rev” versions of classic Fender models before they were refined into their present-day form. Featuring a few subtle modifications for enhanced playability and tone, some models incorporate prototypical features that barely saw the light of day while others have rarely seen transitional parts combinations that may have been used during the instrument’s development.
All of the Vintage Custom models feature our “Time Capsule” aging package. Combining our original “No Buff” NOS Flash Coat Lacquer finish with Closet Classic hardware, the Time Capsule package grants these instruments the charming appearance, authentic sound and genuine mojo of an extremely lucky vintage find.
N.O.S. (New Old Stock)
As if you bought it new—in 1954.
Models from the past that have survived to the present day looking brand new. An all-lacquer finish that looks as if it hasn’t aged at all—as if you went back in time and bought it.
Model Name:Vintage Custom 1959 Telecaster® Custom NOS, Rosewood Fingerboard, Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
Color:Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
Body Material:2-Piece Offset Seam Alder
Body Finish:NOS Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Material:Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape:’59 Large “C”
Scale Length:25.5″ (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius:7.25″ to 9.5″ Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Number of Frets:21
Fret Size:Medium Vintage
Nut Width:1.650″ (42 mm)
Truss Rod Nut:Vintage-Style Slotted
Neck Plate:4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish:Flash Coat Lacquer
Position Inlays:Vintage Clay Dot
Bridge Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’58 Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’58 Single-Coil Tele®
Controls:Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching:3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Bridge:3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele® with Threaded Steel Saddles
Control Knobs:Knurled Dome
Switch Tips:Top Hat Style
Strings:Fender® USA 250R Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges), PN 0730250406
Included Accessories:Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity