The blond finish seems to become less translucent, hiding more Learn More, We understand the importance of online privacy and are committed to complying with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. 1959 Epic Series Telecaster Vintage Reproduction. Germany, $3.00 shipping. Serial number range for the 1960 Fender Telecaster are generally $63.29. Collectibility Rating: B Serial number range for the 1959 Fender Telecaster are generally Earliest Custom Telecaster date I have seen is 4/59, but there are rumors for help determining the year. ), with the model name lettering slightly bolder than a regular Telecaster. General Comments: The Custom Telecaster of the '60s (not to be confused with the later Telecaster Custom of the '70s), was essentially the same as the regular Telecaster but with some cosmetic changes. guitar, and Fender Telecaster, Nocaster, Broadcaster, and Esquires (Teles) This would include 60 cycle hum and fluorescent lights. FAST 'N FREE. Learn More, London Vintage Guitars of Denmark Street London. I am a private vintage guitar collector (not a store), and you can contact me at In early 1951, Fender renamed its only production solid-body guitar the Telecaster, replacing the short-lived Broadcaster moniker used in late 1950. (due to their "bolt together" nature). This compares to Gibson, which started using double coil (Humbucking) pickups in 1957. of the wood grain. Neck now has a very thin "D" backshape. The Telecaster quickly became the guitar of its age, propelling the status of the solid-body electric guitar from novelty to the defining instrument of popular music. Also the fourth nail positioned on the cutaway was dropped. $29.97. stamped into the rear metal neck plate. I have a question while we‘re on the subject: Apparently the Twisted Tele bridge pickup has a DC resistance reading of 10k which is the highest reading out of most Telecaster pickups. If you need to figure out the exact year of your pre-CBS Fender Telecaster, Handcrafted Telecaster pickups built with original materials in California. See the Fender Serial Number Info web page What you get: - 1959 Epic Bridge Pickup, using 1959 Original Alloy Magnets, 42 Enamel wire, wound just like the original with all the scatter mojo. This is a 1959 Fender Custom Telecaster in its original brown tweed case, from the family of the original owner....purchased new by a New Mexico-based session player/recording artist and put away for many years. three layer celluloid mint green pickguard. Only 1 left! of some early 1959 Custom Teles with a regular "Telecaster" (instead Strings anchor thru the body again, but bridge is still drilled Back to the main Fender Vintage Guitar Info webpage. - 1959 Epic Neck Pickup, using 1959 Original Alloy Magnets, 43 Enamel wire, wound with scatter mojo and a … celluloid mint green pickguard, as also used on the Custom Telecaster). As 1959 progresses, the neck backshape gets thinner. The Custom Telecaster came standard with a Rosewood fingerboard, white binding on its front and back, and with a sunburst finish. 26 watching. for top loading strings (this happened by late 1959). Choose your new signature sound from bright vintage Tele twang to modern punch. Highly desirable example from the model's first production year.This double-bound jewel is completely original (with the exception of the pickguard...original celluloid guards known for their … Follow this product to see new listings in your feed! Based on your location, we've changed your settings: Shipping Region: Your purchases also help protect forests, including trees traditionally used to make instruments. EUR You can still find that vibe on some 59 slab to 62 and thru the pre CBS rosewood tele but not on many. To reflect our commitment, we updated our terms and conditions. (16) 16 product ratings - Genuine Fender Deluxe Drive Telecaster Pickups, Set of 2, 099-2223-000 NEW. Hey! (not Telecaster Custom! Please check the fields highlighted in red. Examples do exist using other custom finishes. Your purchases help youth music programs get the gear they need to make music. the same as a regular Telecaster. The tele in "blonde" aka the standard finish kept it's swamp ash then ash body all the way thru the 60's. By the end of 1959, the neck has an extremely thin backshape. Originality and condition are the two most important features of a vintage Fender Number of pickguard screws increases from five to eight. By clicking Subscribe, I agree my data may be used for marketing purposes including email communications and third party marketing. white "chicklet" paper tone capacitor. Single layer thick white pickguard (though some custom color Teles used three layer celluloid mint green pickguard, as also used on the Custom Telecaster). Single coil pickups are easily influenced by outside noise. If you have a vintage pre-CBS Fender Telecaster (Tele) guitar for sale, please let me know. Weight is only 3200g! do seem to have been easily modified 1965 Fender Telecaster in original sunburst finish. Position of the body "nail holes" moved - around this time the nails were moved Single coil pickups have a single slab of wound wire around magnet(s). inside the bridge pickup route, and inside the wall of the control cavity route. See the previous year's 1957/1958 Fender Telecaster guitar. bought Fender in January 1965) are the most collectible. Then a gold spaghetti peghead decal reads "Custom Telecaster" Brown paper rectangle tone cap changes to a By the end of 1959, the neck has an extremely thin backshape. By continuing to use Reverb, you agree to these updates, and to our cookie policy. Description: 1959, 1960 Fender Telecaster (Tele) guitar 100% original with only these changes:Pickup switch changedFrets have most likely been changed at some point – they’re like the original frets, that’s why we can’t be sure, but it would be unlikely that the guitar has its original frets after all these years.Otherwise an original, lightweight, great playing and great sounding ‘65 Telecaster! In its most recognizable form, the Dragon was a 1959 Telecaster with a stripped Ash body that Page partially painted over with darts and curls of green, orange, yellow, blue and red in a pattern that formed something of a swirling, psychedelic dragon done in a vaguely Japanese style. [email protected], See the next year's 1961/1962 Fender Telecaster guitar.