Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecaster Relic Electric Guitar Masterbuilt by Dale Wilson (SN:R66780)

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You are looking at a Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Relic Telecaster Electric Guitar Masterbuilt by Dale Wilson, serial number R66780. This is the actual guitar you will receive should you decide to purchase. (7 lbs, .3 oz.)

Sheryl Crow has been gracing us with her music  for over 20 years, from singing in a local band in college to performing backup vocals with Michael Jackson on his Bad World Tour to in the late '80s then winning 9 Grammys and selling over 50 million of her own albums across the world. Aside from touring with Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow has had the opportunity to perform with many other distinguished musicians including Eric Clapton, Smokey Robinson, BB King, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Sting, the Rolling Stones and more. Blending the best of country, folk, pop and rock genres all into one, Crow has released over 7 albums up from the release of Tuesday Night Music Club in August 1993 to her most recent release in September 2013, Feels Like Home.

Although Sheryl had been playing the acoustic , during her junior year of college Crow picked up her beloved '60s reissue Tele, which unfortunately got stolen right before a show in 1994. Her love for this particular guitar was obvious because as soon as she realized her guitar had been stolen she went right to the local music store and picked up the same exact one.

A few years passed and while Crow was in Austin, Texas for a show, she acquired a REAL vintage Tele. The story behind this 1959 Custom Telecaster in particular is deeply moving. A fan approached her having heard about Sheryl's stolen Tele reissue and offered up a lightly used 1959 Custom Telecaster as a well-fitted substitute. This Tele belonged to this fan/young man's mother who was losing her battle to breast cancer. The guitar had sat under the mother's bed for several years but the son believed that this guitar should continued to be played, and they thought who better to have it and play this guitar then Sheryl Crow, considering they were big fans of hers and her main instrument was in fact a vintage reissue Telecaster. Crow was touched by this story and accepted the guitar, and still to this day this 1959 Custom Telecaster is still her most cherished instrument.

In order to faithfully recreate Sheryl's prized '59 Tele, the instrument was brought to the Fender Custom Shop, where each aspect of the guitar down to the smallest, most minute details were studied thoroughly and applied to this accurate replication. As a matter of fact, the recreation of her original '59 Tele is so flawless that even Crow herself mistook the first replica for the original, and that first replica has been her main instrument every since while the original '59 went home.

'59 was the first year for the release of the Custom Telecaster, a later version of Fender's coveted Telecaster that became a classic. Holding true to the original, the body of the Limited Edition Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecaster Relic is double-bound (just as the original) and crafted from hand-selected lightweight Alder, sporting a lightly relic'd three color sunburst finish. The maple neck is carved into a comfortable mid '60s oval “C” profile with slight wear along the back, and is topped of with a rosewood fingerboard and vintage frets for true vintage feel and playability. As far as electronics goes, this Sheryl Crow '59 Custom Tele comes loaded with a set of vintage '63 Tele pickups controlled by a 3-way selector and single volume and tone control. This '59 Tele also comes equipped a vintage 3-saddle Tele bridge and vintage style tuning machines.

A limited run of only 60 Limited Edition Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecasters have been made, one of which was signed by Crow (a survivor of breast cancer herself) and donated to the Nation Breast Cancer Foundation in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October 2012.

The Limited Edition Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecaster Relic comes fully protected inside of a limited edition hardshell case. Also included inside the case is a Fender Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity, Sheryl Crow's Set List, A Back Stage Pass, a leather strap, a black tweed Custom Shop cable, a Fender polishing cloth and a vintage style bridge cover.

To learn more about Fender Custom Shop Masterbuilder Dale Wilson click on the 'More Info' tab above description.

Features:

  • Body: Double-Bound Hand Selected Lightweight Alder
  • Finish: Three Color Sunburst, Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck: Maple with a Mid '60s Oval “C” Profile
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood (9.5” Radius)
  • Frets: Vintage
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Bridge: Vintage 3-Saddle
  • Pickups: Vintage '63 Telecaster with Modern Wiring
  • Controls: Volume, Tone and 3-Way Selector Switch
  • Includes: Limited Edition Hardshell Case, Fender Custom Shop Certificate of Authenticity, Sheryl Crow's Set List, A Back Stage Pass, a Leather Strap, a Black Tweed Custom Shop Instrument Cable, a Fender polishing cloth and a vintage style bridge cover.

Get your Fender Custom Shop Limited Edition Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecaster Relic Electric Guitar (Serial #: R66780) today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

    Electric Guitar
    Hardshell Case
    Certificate of Authenticity
    Set List
    Back Stage Pass
    Guitar Strap
    Instrument Cable
    Polishing Cloth
    Bridge Cover
Series Limited Edition
Weight 7 lbs, .3 oz.
Model Limited Edition Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecaster Relic

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Fender Musical Instruments Corporation warrants this Fender brand instrument to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for as long as it is owned by the original retail purchaser, except that pickups, switches, jacks, controls, all other electronic components, tuning machines, hardware, pickguards, plated surfaces, gig bags, cases and case hardware are warranted for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. This warranty applies only to the original retail purchaser when this instrument is purchased from an Authorized Fender Dealer and is subject to the limitations set forth herein. IMPORTANT: PLEASE RETAIN YOUR ORIGINAL SALES RECEIPT, AS IT IS YOUR PROOF OF PURCHASE VALIDATING THIS LIMITED WARRANTY.