Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecaster by Fender

Fender introduces the new Limited Edition Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecaster, honoring the singer and supporting breast cancer awareness.

Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecaster by Fender

This guitar is based on a 1959 Fender Custom Telecaster that was given to Sheryl by a fan who had lost her battle with breast cancer.

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The original guitar was given to Crow back in 1994, around the same time when she was readying to embark on her first tour as a solo artist, only to find that most of her band’s equipment–including her own Custom Telecaster–was stolen. The band immediately purchased new gear to get the tour started, and Crow’s backup guitar became her main instrument.

A fan has heard about Sheryl's stolen instrument and went to give her a slightly used 1959 Fender Custom Telecaster at her performance in Austin, Texas. The story goes that the guitar belonged to the mother of the person that gave the guitar, who is also a fan and who unfortunately died due to breast cancer. Sheryl was touched by the story and accepted the instrument, of which she considers as a special guitar.

Sheryl Crow was quoted saying: "I have a very strong affinity for this guitar. 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 Crow 1959 Custom Telecaster by Fender

The guitar was brought to the Fender Custom Shop in 2011 and was recreated in meticulous detail, that even Sheryl Crow can't tell the difference. The original 1959 Custom Telecaster was then stored for safe keeping and Sheryl has since been using the replica.

According to Fender, 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.

Here is Sheryl Crow talking about the story behind the 1959 Custom Telecaster:

This limited edition guitar comes in faded chocolate three color sunburst and feature a double-bound alder body that is hand-selected by the people at the Fender Custom Shop. It also sports a mid-'60s oval C shape maple neck, rosewood fingerboard with vintage-style frets, vintage 1963 Telecaster pickups, and modern Telecaster wiring.

This limited edition guitar comes with a limited edition case, a certificate of authenticity, Sheryl Crow concert memorabilia and a certificate depicting the story signed by Sheryl.

For more information on the Limited Edition Sheryl Crow 1959 Custom Telecaster, you can visit Fender.

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