Show me your '59's

Discussion in 'Vintage Tele Discussion Forum (pre-1974)' started by Telecentric, Feb 14, 2020.

  1. rze99

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    Wow! Just wow!
     
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    I tried to skim and didn’t see if anyone answered you , maple boards were only used to middle/first 3/4? of 1959 and would not appear again as a custom order option till 1965 or so, the earliest maple cap neck I have seen was very late 64 , they didn’t really have a lot of custom ordered maple boards till 67/68
     
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    Here’s my jimmy page model based off of an early slab board 59

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    I personally love the single ply guard
     
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    I always wished that the regular non custom shop custom telecasters would get the paint on the sides right :(

    That is one beautiful tele by the way
     
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    Because specs were changing in '59 you have some flexibility in your build.
    But because the slab board was a new arrival in '59, I'd choose that as a '59 feature since the maple board '59 was not '59 specific.

    I had a chance to buy a '59 and a '57 in circa 1992, both lost original finishes but original parts otherwise, the '59 was a slab but had well worn frets while the '57 had a fresh refret but cracks in the body. $1400 each.
    The shop offered to swap necks and sell me the '57 maple board neck on the '59 body for the $1400.

    Birth year isn't an interest for me but that era was cool, aside from the short lived toploader I'm not fond of.
    I have a late '50s string through Esquire body and a great '64 Tele neck that were paired for a while as an Esquire, but now that body is stored for the time being.

    Build what you like!
     
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