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Weight: 7 lbs 8 oz
Neck depth 1st fret: .88"
Neck depth 12th fret: 1.01"
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.
Model Name: Vintage Custom 1959 Telecaster® Custom NOS, Rosewood Fingerboard
Series Vintage Custom
Country Of Origin US
Color Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst
Body 2-Piece Offset Seam Lightweight Alder
Body Finish NOS Flash Coat Lacquer
Body Shape Telecaster®
Neck Material Maple Rift Sawn
Neck Finish Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Shape '59 Large "C"
Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard AAA Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Number of Frets 21
Frets Size Medium Vintage 50085
String Nut Bone
Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays Vintage Clay Dot
Truss Rods Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele®
Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele®
Controls Volume, Tone
3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration SS
Bridge 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele® with Threaded Steel Saddles
Hardware Finish Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard 1-Ply Parchment
Control Knobs Knurled Dome
Included Accessories Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity