The Fender Custom Shop do some pretty special things, and with the double bound Fender Custom Shop '59 Telecaster they hark right back to the early days of Leo Fenders vision.
The lightweight select Alder body is finished in a stunning Chocolate 3-Tone Sunburst NOS, period correct, this finish will wear beautifully with time and develop its own character even further. It also allows the natural resonance of the body to sing and sustain much more effectively compared with other finishes. The NOS finish gives the appearance of a New Old Stock guitar, one that has been perfectly preserved since 1959 and doesn't feature any kind of ageing or relic work.
The riff sawn Maple neck is also finished in nitro lacquer for a smooth, authentic, vintage feel. With a 7.25-9.5" compound radius, 21 medium frets and a 25.5"scale length, it's a real joy to play. With a slick AAA Rosewood fingerboard and a 59 large C profile, it feels great underhand.
With the Telecaster design being considered by many to be the original workhorse guitar, the Custom Shop '59 Telecaster needs a pickup pairing that can deliver the classic Tele' twang. With a duo of handwound '58 Tele pickups it boasts a versatile and well balanced selection.
Yet another absolute stunner from the guys at the Fender Custom Shop!