Fender’s Custom Shop has unveiled their new Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecaster
A suave looking signature for a suave lady. The Fender Custom Shop have announced the release of their latest signature guitar – the Limited Edition Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecaster – based on her main guitar.
The story goes that Crow and her band had their gear stolen before her very first tour as a solo artist; amongst the stolen equipment was her Custom Telecaster.
A generous fan then approached her with a 1959 Fender Custom Telecaster and suggested she use it as a replacement… and she's rocked it ever since!
'The guitar belonged to the fan’s mom who lost her battle with breast cancer,' says Fender. Touched, Crow accepted the instrument and continues to hold it very near and dear to her heart.'
A touching story indeed, particularly considering Crow herself has recovered from the very same disease.
“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.”
Here's what Fender say…
The 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.
www.fendercustomshop.com for more