Artist TC59TSB Tobacco Sunburst Electric Guitar w/ Bullbucker Pickups
Artist TC59TSB Electric Guitar with Bullbucker Pickups
The Artist TC59 Electric guitar has certainly been a long time in the development phase but as the saying goes, "good things come to those who wait" and the TC59 is finally here and a "good thing" it certainly is!
Combining vintage styling with contemporary appointments, the TC59 is a worthy addition to the Artist Guitars brand offering everything that you could want in an electric guitar without the hefty price tag.
Sporting Artist's in-house designed and manufactured "Bull Bucker" humbucking pickups, the range of sound possibilities that can be achieved from the '59 whether it be jazz, blues, rock or country, is quite astounding. The "Bullbuckers" is a fantastic pickup in their own right and are starting to make some very positive noise amongst guitar players but when they are combined with the TC59's American Ash body and the vintage style maple neck you have an absolutely outstanding guitar package.
The modern bridge which allows for each string's intonation to be adjusted separately guarantees that you can set your guitar up to its optimal level - such a necessary and useful innovation.
To top it all off this wonderful little axe has locking machine heads which make sure that tuning is never far from perfect.
Check this little beauty out! It is well worth the effort - you won't be disappointed!!!
The Tech Features
Scale Length: 648 mm / 25.5 Inches
Body Wood: American Ash
Machine Heads: Improved Locking Machine Heads
Finish: Tobacco Sunburst
Neck: 22 fret Maple Fingerboard; Satin Finish; Bone Nut; Nut Width: 43mm; C-Shape Neck
Fingerboard Radius: 12" (305mm)
Bridge: Modern Style Bridge with Brass Saddles(Individually Adjustable)
Pickups: Humbucker/Humbucker (Bullbucker pickups with Chrome Covers)
Features: 3-way switch, Coil Splitting, String Through Body, Better Wiring Shielding
Weight: 4kg - 4.5kg approx.
I’m impressed!By: Simon on 27 January 2021What a great guitar, never mind the fact it costs less than $300. I had read other reviews and thought I’d give one a try. I would have no hesitation doing any gig with this guitar as it came from the factory. When I could be bothered, I will lower the action at the nut a little, but it’s perfectly playable as it is. My only comments, which are not really criticisms are. It is a fair old lump of wood, I think it’s heavier than any other guitar I own. Given the weight, I probably wouldn’t want to wear it for more than a 40 minute set at a time. The maple neck wood is not the nicest piece of maple I’ve ever seen, it doesn’t have any knots, it’s just a bit grainy. The bridge saddles sit very high, the string action at the 12th fret is exactly how I like it though, so I’m not sure if this was intentional, but I may look at changing the neck angle at some stage, just to lower the saddles closer to the bridge. The pickups are fantastic, the coil split is good too, the locking machine heads work as expected, it holds tune very well and the fret work I can’t find fault with. Wether you’re an experienced player or a complete beginner, I definitely recommend this guitar.
Best guitar I've ever ownedBy: Max on 20 January 2021Just received my TC59TSB it's looks great and sounds better than my grungemaster and my mustang by a mile. It weighs a tonne but if that's an issue just get the thinline. Couldn't be happier, will probably sell my other guitars to get the thinline as well.
TC59TSBBy: Martin John Zwart on 5 January 2021Bought on pre-order well worth the wait, arrived by courier and on inspection I noticed a big chip on the bottom of the body. The fantastic Artist Guitar staff promptly replaced the Guitar with no problems whatsoever. Fantastic guitar straight out of the box at a great price, definitely a keeper for my collection
Electric guitar TC59TSB tobacco sunburstBy: David Mooney on 23 December 2020Excellent value. Sounds great. Very happy with it.
BeastBy: Liam on 17 December 2020I was looking for an old tele to mess around with for a doom project but ordered one of these one night after a few beers.. best decision I've made all year. Setup out of the box was pretty well spot on. No defects which one might expect for the price point. Neck is straight & smooth, fair variety of tones available from the pick-ups which clean up nicely with the volume nob. I've set it up in A standard with 74-18 gauge strings, adjustments were easy, locking tuners are a bonus. It's heavy as a brick sh*t house and sounds equally massive.
well what can i sayBy: mike johnstone on 17 December 2020Well what can i say, this is absolutely without fault, the most astounding, affordable, playable & and i will add, "Collectable" electric guitar i have ever had the privilage to own & play. Thankyou to all the people at artist who were directly involved in the designe & production of this T59 telecaster electric guitar, (the fact that it was designed by Australian luthiers & guitar company was the reason i researched this product in the first place). after a growling wait for this guitar to arrive i was a little hesitant about getting it out of the box due to my experience in online purchases were what you see in print is not always what you get. To my astonishment this guitar looked mint as i opened the box that was quite strong and packed ever so well, it even had with a styrene foam neck support. The paint work on the guitar was flawless with marvelous reflections across the stunning gloss finish. The chrome hardware was sparkling as i held the guitar an put my hands on the neck which felt amazingly like a guitar 10 times the price, magic. And magic is what happened as i plugged in to my Marshall through a boss gt1 effects processor!!!. this guitar has no home, like a well distinguished traveler it can blend & bend to any style of playing with ease and comfort to boot, weather the duel patent bullbuckers roar or the split coil vintage sounds of yesteryear, to the new tele style bridge (no edges to annoy your playing), or the awesome feel vintage neck that oozes quality & comfort of a super high end guitar (not naming any names). summing up i hav been playing for 35 years in band & duos and have had owned strats, Tele's, PRS, & les pauls & more. This is going to be my number 1 from now on!!!. "Do yourself a favor" as ozzie as that sounds and just buy one.
Electric guitar TC59TSB tobacco sunburstBy: David Mooney on 16 December 2020Excellent first electric guitar . Very happy with it. Looks great sounds great. Great colour.
Seriously underpricedBy: Sarah on 13 December 2020Thanks to Artist I own this guitar, and lemme tell you what an absolute banger it is. We all know these guitars are heavy, so let's skip that part as you can now purchase the hollow body version instead (get yourself on the waiting list/preorder). I'm going to compare with a lot of my other guitars for review purposes alone. My other Telecasters have single coils and have also been hot-rodded but this guitar, at the current price of under $300AUD, is in absolutely no need of any upgrades. The tuners are suspiciously similar to the Gotoh locking tuners on my LTD Deluxe MH1000. The pickups possibly have a little bit more mid range character than the SD Sentient/Nazgul set and could easily cover all genres including metal. The hardware is an absolute chonkfest and probably contributes to the weight but is of astounding quality. Fat control plate, heavy knobs, the bridge is dual top load and string-through body so if you want a brighter sound, load from the top. The neck is worth the price of entry alone and I would buy them to put on other guitars if they were sold separately. As much as I love my hot-rod Affinity Tele, the TC59 is better value. And as much as I love my Player Series Tele, it's not as versatile as this one is. The one single tiny thing I'm not digging on this guitar is the string tree for the D and G string- it's a little wide and causes the strings to bend outward from each other behind the nut. Doesn't affect anything except my need for aesthetics and straight lines. In summary, we all already knew this guitar is a giant killer and now it comes in two flavours and three colours. So either take your pick or catch them all. Can't wait to see what the evolution of the Artist T-style guitar brings next...
Bloo...... Err Damn Nice GuitarBy: Keith on 9 December 2020Hi guys, I finally got my mits on the TS59TSB Today, after a small wait.... Well I am not disappointed with this baby. Looks very nice, on the lighter area of the face the grain shows through which makes it just that bit nicer than it would if were a solid colour. Sound.... damn fine, the pickups are a dream splitting makes no difference for hum/ buzz... There is none that I can hear in either setup. Now, the weight, I have heard some reviews that comment on the weight and about it being a heavy blighter, I weighed it here on my scales and it came in at about 4.7 kilos, compared with the ST62 Vintage at 3.3 kilos. It may make a difference to some, but hey, it is worth it. Once again, Artist Guitars have produced a fine quality product, like always. This is the 8th guitar I have purchased from Artist, and I am not disappoint with the Quality, workmanship, sound and looks of any of them. Keep up the great work Artist Guitars **********
TC59By: alan on 9 October 2020Hi all i thought i would write a review for this guitar to let people know how good it is,,,i dont have the sunburst but have the natural wood one from the previous batch,and it is one of my favorite guitars,,,the humbuckers are so clean and growl when you need them,,the single coil sound is sweet as can be and certainly better than some i have heard,,it is a bit heavy but that adds to the sustain and the neck is just terrific,,,so if your thinking about one and thought no one has said anything positive check out the reviews for the natural finished one and you will see plenty of good reviews....great guitar cheers