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A Top-Notch Top-Loader

Wildwoodians, we are proud to present yet another stunning guitar from the Fender Custom Shop's 2019 Collection: the Vintage Custom 1958 Top-Load Telecaster. As its name implies, this white blonde beauty has a bridge that allows you to top-load the strings or run them through the body. This is particularly cool, because playing a top-loaded Telecaster is a totally different experience. Top-loaded bridges make for less string tension, so your fretting hand doesn't have to work as hard in general. Also, it makes bending strings a LOT easier, and it makes the attack a bit snappier and the overall timbre a bit brighter. Of course, if you're after rounder, woodier Tele tone, you can use the string-thru-body configuration.

Beyond this awesome bridge, there's a lot of other stuff going on here. The two handwound Custom Shop '58 single-coils put out plenty of classic Tele sounds with the aid of a resonant ash body. And, it has great handfeel thanks to a comfy 10/56 neck profile and medium vintage frets--a combination that will feel like home to players in many styles. Furthermore, the '58 TL Tele has a 7.25"-9.5' compound radius, which makes for supremely easy chording low on the neck and buttery bends up high.

We're proud to showcase the Fender Vintage Custom 1958 Top-Load Telecaster. We know that its innovative bridge design, stellar electronics, and inviting handfeel will no doubt inspire you to reach new heights on your fretboard journey.


Brand Fender Custom Shop
Model2019 Collection Vintage Custom 1958 Top-Load Telecaster
Finish ColorAged Blonde
Finish TypeFlash Coat Lacquer
Weight7.38 lbs.
Body WoodAsh
Neck WoodRiftsawn Maple
Neck Shape10/56 "U"
Neck Dimensions.880 1st-.960 12th
FingerboardRiftsawn Maple
Fingerboard RadiusCompound 7.25"-9.5"
InlaysBlack Dots
Scale Length25.5"
Width at Nut1.650"
Nut MaterialBone
Frets21 Medium Vintage
Pickups2 Custom Shop Hand-Wound '58 Tele Single-Coils
ControlsVolume, Tone, 3-Way Switch
TunersVintage Nickel
Pickguard1-Ply White
CaseTweed Hardshell Case

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