2013 Fender Custom Shop Dealer Select '59 Telecaster, Blonde


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Wonderful, featherweight Fender Custom Shop Dealer Select ’59 Telecaster in a great looking Blonde over Ash finish perfectly complimented by the dark slab Rosewood fingerboard. Part of the Fender Custom Shop Dealer Select program that allows top Custom Shop retailers the ability to commission runs of instruments with unique specifications tailored to the retailers preference. The guitar is in excellent condition throughout and comes with its original tweed G&G Custom Shop case, certificate and accessories.

Featuring a featherweight Ash body with traditional Telecaster routes in a transparent NOS Blonde finish that allows the grain of the Ash to show through. The 21 fret Maple neck has a slab Indian Rosewood fingerboard with clay dot position markers. The neck has an accurate late fifties feel with a slim oval profile, measuring 20.7mm at the 1st fret and increasing to 23.98mm at the 12th. Part of the Dealer Select spec for this guitar is a 10” fretboard radius with medium jumbo frets, the nut width is the standard Fender width with a measurement of 42.29mm, the electronics are wired in the post ’67 modern style with the three way switch offering each pickup individually as well as in parallel in the middle position. Pickups are handwound and signed Josefina Campos - the bridge pickup has a reading of 7.42K with the neck balancing at 7.45K. Hardware and plastics are all period correct with Kluson tuners, 8-hole pickguard and Fender stamped bridge plate with brass saddles as opposed to steel.

The guitar has been very well looked after with next to no wear evident. The mint green pickguard is free from all but the lightest of marks and the Nickel hardware is all still bright. Chosen in part by the previous owner due to its light weight it tips the scales at a meagre 6.8lbs. Lively acoustically and amplified the flatter fingerboard radius and jumbo frets allow for an easy low and choke-free set up.

A killer Limited Run Telecaster in superb condition with the benefit of some well thought out spec changes that give a nod to modern playability without sacrificing its vintage aesthetic. The guitar comes with its original tweed G&G Custom Shop case, Custom Shop Certificate, additional Coda Music Certificate and accessories.
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