Vintage Custom 1958 Top-Load Telecaster®
Vintage Custom 1958 Top-Load Telecaster® NOS, Maple Fingerboard, Aged White Blonde
Model Number: 9235000861
In 1958 we modified the design of the venerable Telecaster, switching from a string-through-body bridge to a top-loading bridge. A flexible guitar with authentic Fender tone, the Vintage Custom ’58 Telecaster lets you choose either stringing method, courtesy of the Top-Load Tele bridge with period-accurate threaded steel saddles. The two-piece select ash body wears a pristine translucent Aged White Blonde NOS flash coat lacquer finish that makes it look like this instrument time-traveled from ’58 to today. The tinted riftsawn maple neck’s “U”-shaped profile fills the hand comfortably while the 7.25”-9.5”-compound-radius fingerboard flattens out as you go up the neck, making it easy to bend without fretting out, and 21 medium-vintage frets offer familiar playing feel. The pair of Hand-Wound ’58 Tele single-coil pickups are packed with authentic twang and growl, tied together with vintage-style wiring. For those who want more modern tone, we included a Fat ‘50s Tele wiring and control assembly in the case.
Other features include 3-way switch, 1-ply Eggshell pickguard, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and wing string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Neck Material Rift Sawn Maple Neck Finish Tinted Flash Coat Lacquer Neck Shape 10/56 "V" Fingerboard Radius 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm) Fingerboard Material Maple Number of Frets 21 Fret Size Medium Vintage (50085) Nut Width 1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays Black Dot Headstock Telecaster® Neck Plate 4-Bolt