The Fender Custom Shop has recently introduced the Jim Campilongo* Signature ’59 Telecaster. This signature guitar is based on Campilongo’s original ’59 Telecaster. One of the unique features of the guitar is that the strings are top loaded instead of through-the-body like most modern Telecasters. Another unique feature of the guitar is the Campilongo-designed pickups that are available exclusively with this guitar.
Click here to view an interview with Campilongo talking about the guitar at this year’s Winter NAMM show.
* If you’re not familiar with Jim Campilongo, he is a New York based guitarist who is perhaps best known for playing with Norah Jones in the Little Willies. He has also released a number of solo instrumental albums, the most recent of which is Orange, which is one of my favorite albums of the year so far.