Music Store Live is proud to present this Fender Masterbuilt Telecaster '59 Relic! Built by a Fender veteran builder with Fender heritage built into his DNA, this '59 Telecaster Reissue is a smoking hot axe by any standard. With a crisp woody tone on the neck, a strong and round middle position tone and a blisteringly sweet and hot bite on the bridge pickup, this Tele crushes it in every department. The neck is smooth, comfy and fast - it's more of a divining rod than a guitar neck. This beast has a flawless set up. The action is low, there's no buzzing anywhere and it plays perfectly in tune everywhere. You can hardly ask for more from a guitar of this craftsmanship. Check out the clip below to see it run through a Two-Rock Classic Reverb and 2X12 Mojo Bluesbreaker extension cab ( speakers are Celestion G12H ).
This Fender '59 Tele Relic was built by Custom Shop Master Builder Jason Smith in 2007. This guitar was built specifically to be brought to and sold at Winter NAMM '08. The body is a Nocaster body. The guitar is finished in Aqua Blue and the has been only lightly "reliced". It features a maple neck with a C profile, maple fretboard, dot inlays, a 1 5/8" nut width, a vintage deluxe hard shell case and all of its original case candy. This Tele also features a killer set of Custom Shop pickups that deliver impeccable vintage tone. The only replacement part on this guitar is the nut. It weighs in at 6.5 pounds. the serial number is R35440.
Read below for more information on Master Builder Jason Smith.
The following information is from www.fendercustomshop.com :
As a 13-year Fender veteran and son of longtime Fender R&D legend Dan Smith, Jason grew up on Fender—“It’s always been in my family,” he said, “And I was always extremely interested in everything my father did.”
Born in Rochester, N.Y., and raised in California, Smith remembers meeting guitar deities from about age five on through his father’s work with Fender—Eric Clapton, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jeff Beck and Robben Ford, to name only a few. He went to his first big rock concert at age six—Rush—and Smith remembers going backstage with his dad and meeting Geddy Lee after the show. Before he was even in his teens, Smith was going to see Pink Floyd, ZZ Top and many other major artists.
Rock music and Fender are simply part of his DNA. Smith joined the Fender Custom Shop in 1995, and in 2006 completed a 5-year apprenticeship under acclaimed Senior Master Builder John English. Among many diverse projects with English, Smith worked on a pair of double-neck StratocasterÂ® guitars for Stone Temple Pilots guitarist Dean DeLeo.
Smith is an accomplished bass guitarist who brings a player’s sensibility to his work in the Custom Shop in addition to his expertise as a builder. With the Master Builder title that he’s strived for over so many years now his, he’s eager to start taking orders—after all, Fender is practically in his blood.
“I’ve always loved it,” Smith said. “And it feels great that I’ve reached the goal that I’ve worked toward for five years in apprenticeship, and the eight years before that.”
This guitar has an interesting history in that it was made specifically for Winter NAMM '08 and was built by a second generation Fender employee. This guitar plays and sounds outstanding. Any player will agree the first time they pick it up. Enjoy!
The following features attribute to the classic and warm sound of this stunning instrument:
- 2007 Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilt '59 Telecaster Relic
- Built by Fender Master Builder Jason Smith
- Aqua Blue
- Fender Nocaster Body
- Maple Neck
- C Neck Profile
- Maple Fretboard - 7.25" Radius
- Black Dot Inlays
- 21 Frets
- Scale Length 25 1/2"
- Custom Shop Tele Pickups
- Master Volume
- Master Tone
- 1 Ply 5 Screw White Pickguard
- Deluxe chromed brass bridge plate with solid stainless steel saddles
- Vintage Style Tuners
- Nut Width 1 5/8"
- Replacement Nut
- Relic Finish Level : Light
- Weight 6.5 lbs
- Fender Vintage Deluxe Tweed Hard Shell Case with case candy
- Serial # R35440
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Written by: Bob Wagner
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