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: $6,999.00
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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


Brand Fender
Gross Shipping Weight - Volumetric (kgs) 19.500000
Body Shape Telecaster
Left / Right-Handed Right-Handed
Number of Strings 6
Fretboard Material Rosewood
Number of Frets 21
Bridge Type 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele® with Threaded Steel Saddles
Neck Type '59 Large "C"
Neck Material Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Radius 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm)
Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele®
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Single-Coil Tele®
Controls Master Volume, Master Tone, 3-way Toggle Switch
Body Material 2-Piece Offset Seam Lightweight Alder
Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm)
Nut Material Bone
Machine Heads Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
String Gauge .010-.046
Scale Length 25.5" (648 mm)
Inlays Vintage Clay Dot
Case Deluxe Hardshell
Manufacturer Model Number 9235000564
UPC 885978882717
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