Fender Custom Shop

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The Fender Custom Shop '59 Telecaster Custom Relic Maple electric guitar recaptures the magic of a highly sought-after vintage classic. From its hand-wound Texas Special pickups to the nitrocellulose lacquer finish over the select ash body, this Tele oozes the authentic vibe of a '59 original, carefully aged to perfection by Fender's masterbuilders. Whether you crave rich, vocal twang or searing lead tones, the '59 Custom Relic Tele delivers in spades while serving up the effortless playability that made the era's Teles so iconic.

Relic Finish Captures Decades of Soul

One of the most stunning aspects of the '59 Custom Relic Tele is its heavily aged Wide-Fade Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst lacquer finish over the 2-piece select ash body. Fender's expert relic team has painstakingly recreated decades of checking, dings and patina to make this guitar look and feel like a true road-worn vintage instrument straight out of the case. From the oxidized hardware to the carefully distressed pickguard, every detail instills the vibe of a guitar that has earned its stripes on stages worldwide.

Quartersawn Maple Neck With Vintage-Style Spec

The '59 Custom Relic Telecaster's quartersawn maple neck is a work of art, purposefully aged and finished in nitrocellulose lacquer to replicate the feel of a '50s original. The 1-piece maple fingerboard sports 21 vintage-tall frets and Micarta dot inlays for a look and feel straight out of Fender's Fullerton factory circa 1959. The 1.65" nut width and 25.5" scale length hit the sweet spot for comfortable chording and string bending. Every curve and edge of the '67 C-shaped profile is meticulously replicated from an iconic Tele neck for authentic playability.

Hand-Wound Pickups Deliver Nuanced Vintage Tone

At the heart of this '59 Telecaster's tone are a pair of Custom Shop Hand-Wound Texas Special single-coils. Modeled after the pickups on Fender's most revered vintage examples, these pickups nail the sweet, articulate twang that put the Tele on the map. The bridge pickup serves up brash, snappy tones perfect for chicken pickin' and leads. The neck pickup provides a warmer, mellower voice ideal for jazz lines and chord melodies. Combined with the custom-aged wiring, you get expressive dynamics and touch responsiveness that transports you back to the golden era of Tele tone.

Vintage-Style Hardware and Premium Appointments

The '59 Custom Relic Tele leaves no detail overlooked in its quest for vintage authenticity. The 3-saddle vintage-style strings-through-body bridge features compensated brass barrel saddles for improved intonation. Vintage-style tuning machines provide smooth, stable tuning. The bone nut and knurled chrome control knobs are more faithful recreations of '50s Tele appointments. Even the included premium hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity elevate this guitar into an instrument worthy of a professional collection.

Fender Custom Shop '59 Telecaster Custom Relic Maple Electric Guitar Aged Black
Fender Custom Shop '59 Telecaster Custom Relic Maple Electric Guitar Aged Black
Fender Custom Shop '59 Telecaster Custom Relic Maple Electric Guitar Aged Black

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  • Two-piece select ash body, Wide-Fade Chocolate 3-Color Sunburst, relic finish
  • Quartersawn maple neck, 1-piece maple fingerboard, 21 vintage-tall frets
  • Hand-wound Texas Special single-coils, custom-aged wiring
  • 3-saddle vintage-style bridge, compensated brass saddles, vintage-style tuners

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  • Body type: Single cutaway
  • Body wood: 2-piece select ash
  • Body finish: Lacquer
  • Neck wood: Quartersawn maple
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Neck finish: Nitrocellulose lacquer
  • Material: 1-piece maple
  • Fret size: Narrow-tall
  • Number of frets: 21
  • Inlays: Micarta black dot
  • Nut width/material: 1.650" (42 mm) bone
  • Configuration: SS
  • Neck: Proprietary hand-wound single coil
  • Bridge: Proprietary hand-wound single coil
  • Control layout: Master volume, Master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style strings-thru-body Tele bridge with compensated brass barrel saddles
  • Tuning machines: Vintage-style
  • Color: Nickel/chrome
  • Number of strings: 6 string
  • Case: Hardshell case
  • Orientation: Right-handed
  • Country of origin: United States

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