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Fender Custom Shop Vintage Custom 1959 Telecaster Custom NOS Rosewood Fingerboard Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst


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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

Pickup Switching

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