'59 Tele® Custom Relic® Maple
'59 Tele® Custom Relic®, Maple Neck, Aged Black
Model Number: 9235001565
The 1959 double-bound Telecaster Custom imparted a refined look to the once-rugged working man’s guitar. The Custom Shop ’59 Telecaster Custom Relic represents what would have been a rare early 1959 model, with a one-piece maple neck and several seamless modern customizations. The bound two-piece select alder body (ash on Sunburst finish model) features a worn-in Relic lacquer finish, while the one-piece quartersawn maple neck has a 1959 “D” profile, 9.5” fingerboard radius and 21 narrow tall (6105) frets for comfortable well-loved look and feel.
Hand-wound Custom Shop Texas Special pickups are hooked up to a three-way switch and modern Tele® wiring with the Greasebucket tone circuit, which retains mid-range when rolling off highs. Other features include a single-ply parchment pickguard, ’59/’60 Tele bridge with compensated brass barrel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and wing string tree with tall metal spacer. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
Neck Material Quartersawn Maple Neck Finish Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Shape 1959 "D" Neck Binding None Fingerboard Radius 9.5" (241 mm) Fingerboard Material 1-Piece Maple Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Narrow Tall (6105) Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays Micarta Black Dot