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Fender CS Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Tele

Fender is rolling out a limited edition signature Telecaster to honor singer-songwriter – and breast cancer survivor – Sheryl Crow, the Limited Edition Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecaster®.

In 1994, Crow was readying to embark on her first tour as a solo artist when most of her band’s equipment–including her own Custom Telecaster–was stolen. The band quickly acquired new gear, and Crow’s backup guitar became her main instrument. Shortly thereafter, the band performed at the Backyard in Austin, Texas, and a fan who had read about the band’s stolen gear approached Crow with a slightly used 1959 Fender Custom Telecaster suggesting it was a suitable replacement for her stolen guitar. The guitar belonged to the fan’s mom who lost her battle with breast cancer. Touched, Crow accepted the instrument and continues to hold it very near and dear to her heart.

I have a very strong affinity for this guitar,” said Crow. “This has just been a guitar I’ve loved forever. It feels good, it feels right and has had lots of loving fingers on it.”

Sheryl’s instrument was brought to the Fender Custom Shop in 2011 and was recreated in meticulous detail. In fact, Crow mistook it for the original. The original 1959 Custom Tele® was safely stored, and Crow has used the replica ever since.

Only 60 Limited Edition Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecasters have been made, with one signed by Crow and donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation in observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Available in Faded Chocolate Three Color Sunburst, the guitar features a double-bound hand-selected lightweight alder body, mid-’60s oval “C”-shaped maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with vintage-style frets, vintage 1963 Telecaster pickups, and modern Telecaster wiring.

The model includes a limited edition case, a certificate of authenticity, Sheryl Crow concert memorabilia and a certificate depicting the story signed by Sheryl.

To learn more about the Limited Edition Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecaster, visit

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12 Responses to “Fender CS Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Tele”
  1. ringodingo ringodingo says:

    What’s the difference between a ‘Faded Chocolate Three Color Sunburst’ and a tobacco burst?
    Pleasant looking guitar, admirable cause and interesting background.

  2. ast370 ast370 says:

    that is a cool story and a really cool guitar.

  3. Robin Nahum Robin Nahum says:

    A Custom is a very handsome beast.

  4. burtonfan burtonfan says:

    So then the Custom Shop Sheryl Crow is a CSSC?

  5. icethirteen icethirteen says:

    Really blown away by this tele, I have one in stock right now. It just feels and sounds right. The color is amazing.

  6. Rumzdizzle says:

    Wow that is beautiful tele… Classic brass sadles, rw fretboard, nice sunburst, and binding. really everything I want in a tele. wonder how the pups sound (hopefully not too twangy). Wish I had more money in the gear fund

  7. MontereyKid MontereyKid says:

    “vintage 1963 Telecaster pickups” Are those NOS or a Custom Shop re-make of a ’63 set? Anyone know?

  8. lancefrei lancefrei says:

    Sheryl’s bridge saddles are not the same as on the new one.

  9. walksta says:

    Awesome! always had respect for Sheryl, great to see her name on a Fender!

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