Sunburst Double Bound '59-T
A faithful, handmade reproduction of a 1959 Custom T type.
Two piece Alder body with vintage correct routing, including the router hump by the neck pocket and wire route under the pickguard, finished in a super thin 100% nitrocellulose lacquer from the wood up in a stunning three tone vintage burst.
Beautiful quarter sawn maple neck which gives extra strength and a clean straight grain, slab vintage reclaimed Indian rosewood board with a 9.5" radius, correct curved join at the headstock, Jescar 6105 frets, very comfortable vintage C back profile, unbleached bone nut, dark aged clay dots.
Worn in 'greyed' edges and super lovely rolled fingerboard edges.. beautifully smooth and worn in, feels like a vintage instrument.
Aged Gotoh vintage spec machine heads. The best out there!
Neck plate features correct serial number for this year in the correct font.
Fender vintage correct bridge with Callaham stainless steel compensated saddles for better intonation. Comes with the all important and wonderful 'ashtray' cover.
Handwound pickups by Radioshop (Vintage '64 set). Warm and punchy, classic 60's tone.
Wiring is the vintage correct Pre CBS 'Dark Circuit' wiring, more info below:
Position #1 (switch lever on the right): Bridge pickup alone with tone control engaged. (This is identical to today’s modern Telecaster wiring.)
Position #2 (switch lever in the middle): Neck pickup alone with tone control engaged. (On modern Telecasters, this position engages both pickups wired in parallel.)
Position #3 (switch lever on the left): Neck pickup alone with the second capacitor engaged gives a jazzy-sounding preset with most of the treble rolled off and no further tone control. (On a modern Telecaster, this selects the neck pickup alone with tone control engaged.)
All the usual vintage correct electric components; CRL 3 way spring loaded switch, CTS True Vintage Taper pots, Luxe wax in paper capacitors, Switchcraft jack, cloth wiring, Electrosocket jack plate.
Pickguard is cut to an original template and made from a real N.O.S nitrate 3 ply material, exactly the same as the orginals. Slight warping, 30 degree bevel with machine marks, and lightly aged to give that classic grey look, it doesn't get more authentic than that!
light ageing, with wear and tear in all the right places.. plenty of lacquer checking and a low gloss finish.
Weight is around 7lbs. Set up with Curt Mangan Nickel wound 10-46 strings and supplied with a vintage style leather hardcase by Gator.
This is a very rare and special hand made guitar, feels, looks and sounds beautiful and just like an original.