Fender Custom Shop Vintage 1959 Telecaster Custom - Chocolate Sunburst

Stunning '59 Tele Solidbody Electric Guitar with Custom NOS finish from Fender's Custom Shop

  • 2-Piece Offset Seam Lightweight Alder Body
  • NOS Flash Coat Lacquer Finish
  • Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele® Pickups
RRP: $6,299.00

By the late 1950s, the Fender 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 Fender Telecaster Custom, which debuted in 1959, sporting an elegant double-bound body and alluring rosewood fingerboard – both firsts for the Telecaster. The Fender 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.

Key Features:

  • A Custom Shop Tele that channels 1959
  • Fender's '59 Large C profile serves up outstanding feel
  • Slab rosewood fingerboard with a 7.25"–9.5" compound radius
  • Jescar fret material will last for years and years
  • Hand-wound Custom Shop 1958 Telecaster pickups deliver classic Tele tone
  • Vintage-style hardware is reliable and looks great


Gross Shipping Weight - Volumetric (kgs) 19.500000
Body ShapeTelecaster
Left / Right-HandedRight-Handed
Number of Strings6
Fretboard MaterialRosewood
Number of Frets21
Bridge Type3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele® with Threaded Steel Saddles
Neck Type'59 Large "C"
Neck MaterialRift Sawn Maple
Neck Radius7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Neck PickupCustom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele®
Bridge PickupCustom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele®
ControlsMaster Volume, Master Tone, 3-way Toggle Switch
Body Material2-Piece Offset Seam Lightweight Alder
Nut Width1.650" (42 mm)
Nut MaterialBone
Machine HeadsVintage-Style with Fender Logo
String Gauge.010-.046
Scale Length25.5" (648 mm)
InlaysVintage Clay Dot
CaseDeluxe Hardshell
Manufacturer Model Number9235000564
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