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Artist TC59 Vintage Burst Electric Guitar w/ Bullbucker Pickups

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 signature "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" are 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 these days.

To top it all off this wonderful little axe has locking machine heads that make sure that tuning is never far from perfect.

Check this little beauty out! You won't be disappointed!!!


The Tech Features

Body
Body Material: American Ash
Body Finish: Vintage Burst
Body Paint: Polyurethane
Body Construction: Solid

Neck
Neck Material:
 Maple​​​​​​​
Neck Construction: One-Piece​​​​​​​
Neck Joint: Bolt-On​​​​​​​
Neck Finish: Satin​​​​​​​
Neck Shape: 22mm C Profile​​​​​​​
Scale Length: 648mm / 25.5"​​​​​​​
Fretboard Material: Maple​​​​​​​
Fretboard Radius: 305mm​​​​​​​
Number of Frets: 22​​​​​​​
Fret Material: 25% Nickel​​​​​​​
Fret Size: Medium Jumbo​​​​​​​
Nut Material: Bone​​​​​​​
Nut Width: 42mm / 1.65"​​​​​​​
Position Inlays: Black Fret Dots​​​​​​​
Binding: N/A​​​​​​​
Side Dots: Black​​​​​​​
Truss Rod: Dual Action 2-Way

Electronics
Bridge Pickup:
 Artist Bullbucker Humbucker (with Coil-Split)​​​​​​​
Middle Pickup: N/A​​​​​​​
Neck Pickup: Artist Bullbucker Humbucker (with Coil-Split)​​​​​​​
Switching: 3-Way Switch​​​​​​​
Configuration: HH​​​​​​​
Special Electronics: Push/Pull Pots, Coil-Splitting

Hardware
Bridge:
 Modern Style Bridge​​​​​​​
Hardware Finish: Chrome​​​​​​​
Machine Heads: Locking Die-Cast​​​​​​​
Pickguard: Black

Miscellaneous/Special Features
Strings:
 D'addario EXL110 ​​​​​​​
Weight: 4-4.6kg / 9-10lb

Accessories
Included Accessories:
 Instrument Cable, Truss Rod Adjustment Key, Bridge Adjustment Key, Picks ​​​​​​​
Optional Accessories: REC300RC, REC350BK, REC350FTB, EC500

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Reviews (47)

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Brilliant guitar

By: on 18 May 2024
I have purchased five Artist brand guitars as well as cables etc over the past couple of years. This guitar is just as good in quality as my American Telecaster. I really like the weight with this instrument. The pickups are so versatile, having coil split. The finish is excellent. I recommend this guitar to anyone who is looking for a Telecaster style guitar.

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Nice guitars

By: on 24 October 2023
I’ve purchased two of these guitars and their quality is pretty high. I seriously didn’t expect the level of quality of this guitar maker before getting the fist one. Even the pick-ups from the guitars are excellent. Highly recommended to play jazz and blues.

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TC59, Amazing guitar

By: on 4 October 2023
I knew it would be good when I ordered it cause everything I've ordered from Artist has been. When the this one arrived I was more than pleased. It looks, plays and sounds as good as any guitar in any price range imo. Love the Bullbuckers, Love the neck, Love the shiny chrome. End of.

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Love this Guitar!

By: on 28 July 2023
Wow! I love this guitar! The Bullbucker pick ups are so punchy.Very well made for the price and nice finish also.Dont think i will need to make any adjustments to it..Just plugged in and played.I mainly use my Fender Strat which is great but wanted something with a ballsier sound without getting a Les Paul style as i love the look of a Telecaster.Have bought many items over the years from Artist and this is an awesome guitar.Would Gig with this!

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Stunning!

By: on 23 April 2023
I shouldn't have been surprised at the quality of this absolute beast of a guitar due to my previously purchased bass from Artist being an absolute workhorse but Im genuinely stunned by every little feature! Overall build quality is amazing, locking tuners work like a charm, humbuckers have a lovely warmth to them and the coil split makes changing up the sound so easy. Can't recommend this guitar enough for both beginners and seasoned players alike. If you're looking for a really inexpensive guitar that can do it all, definitely give this a look! Only negative is its a little on the heavy side but once you get used to it, it really isn't an issue.

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We really appreciate for taking the time to leave feedback and are glad to know that you are happy with our guitar.

3 months of owning and it just gets better

By: on 11 April 2023
I bought one of these bad boys for myself at Christmas. When it arrived it was flawless, I usually change the string’s straight away when I buy a new guitar but no need they were fine. Checked the setup and with a slight tweak of the truss Rod it has super low action with no buzz. This Telecaster plays just as well as my $2500 USA Custom Shop Telecaster. Pros: Stunning guitar, amazing neck and fretwork, pickups have heaps of grunt, I would gig with this axe anytime, fast neck no lacquer to slow you down, no fret sprout. Plays really well 10/10. Cons: it’s a heavy guitar and I have a neck injury so I play it sat down with no issues. I might change the volume control to a 500k linear pot, and put a treble bleed kit in, that is only because I play a certain way. No real problems great bit of gear grab one. I am now saving up for the new lighter Les Paul I cannot wait to get my hands on one of them. I will review it when I do. Thanks Ian great guitar

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3 months of owning and it just gets better

By: on 11 April 2023
I bought one of these bad boys for myself at Christmas. When it arrived it was flawless, I usually change the string’s straight away when I buy a new guitar but no need they were fine. Checked the setup and with a slight tweak of the truss Rod it has super low action with no buzz. This Telecaster plays just as well as my $2500 USA Custom Shop Telecaster. Pros: Stunning guitar, amazing neck and fretwork, pickups have heaps of grunt, I would gig with this axe anytime, fast neck no lacquer to slow you down, no fret sprout. Plays really well 10/10. Cons: it’s a heavy guitar and I have a neck injury so I play it sat down with no issues. I might change the volume control to a 500k linear pot, and put a treble bleed kit in, that is only because I play a certain way. No real problems great bit of gear grab one. I am now saving up for the new lighter Les Paul I cannot wait to get my hands on one of them. I will review it when I do. Thanks Ian great guitar

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Beautiful guitar

By: on 1 April 2023
Bought it after seeing the Peter Northcote video on YouTube, the playing and sound was just incredible! I am very happy with the guitar, the neck especially is a real joy to hold and play. Satin finish on the back of the neck is so smooth and I find myself playing this guitar very often. It’s on par with guitars that are probably close to 5 times the price or more. Just awesome. I waited 3 months before posting this review so that I had some mileage on the guitar first and it has been a fun and rewarding time. The bullbucker pick ups sound rich and excellent, can coil split, has locking tuners and the finish is just beautiful. My only one small gripe when I first got it was that a couple of the frets needed a bit of polish, which I fixed in a whole 5 mins during a string change. Great guitar, highly recommended.

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I'm glad to hear that you liked the guitar you purchased from us. Thank you for choosing us for your musical needs. We value your business and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Cheers!

Absolute bargain guitar

By: on 21 February 2023
Picked this baby up in the January sale. I'm so stoked with the look, neck feel and playability of this guitar. Sounds like a proper Tele. A little heavy but I can't complain for the price.

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Well Done Artist Guitars

By: on 31 January 2023
It's a beautiful guitar with a lovely tone. The only drawback for me, a 70 yr old guy, was the weight. It was just too heavy for me to heft around. The fit and finish was flawless, the delivery was very quick, and the communication was wonderful. I notified the staff at Artist with my dilemma and they were great. They have the greatest customer service on the planet that I've seen. A true hassle free transaction from ordering to delivery to returning it. Well done Artist Guitars.

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We are glad to have been of help and we are happy to hear that you are pleased with your overall experience. Thank you so much for your review.

WOW! Yet again...

By: on 24 January 2023
Bought this for ME as a xmas present. Read all the reviews etc TRUST ME read the other reviews & see - YouTube vidz - they're not lying ! AMAZING Minor adjust out of perfect packaging. Thanks again AG & your customer happiness people

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Bargain of the century!

By: on 23 January 2023
This is a quality version of the Telecaster. I got mine for the special price of $200 (!) AUD but I would have happily paid much more! It looks fantastic and I couldn't find a single flaw in the fit and finish department. Feels very solid and comfortable to play. I hardly notice it's substantial when I play it as I'm too busy enjoying the feel of the maple neck and the versatility of the bullbucker pickups. I am stoked to own a guitar with an American ash body, coil-splitting, locking tuners and a bone nut at such a low price. I don't like to own too many guitars but it will be hard to resist the urge to buy another Artist instrument as they all seem to be of equally high quality and amazing value for money.

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We are glad to hear that the guitar has lived up to your expectations. thank you so much for the review of it.

TC59 Tele

By: on 22 January 2023
One of my students have a couple of your guitars which I've been impressed with. Enough so that I bought the TC59 for my son, and it's quickly become my go to! If I'd paid $700-$900 for this guitar I wouldn't be disappointed. Playability and build quality are amazing at this price, and the neck looks killer. Pickups sound great, they do dirty to clean surprisingly well and splitting to single coils gives a typical tele sound. Very versatile pickups. I'd read a few reviews stating the guitar was heavy. I haven't weighed it but it's no heavier than some of my Fender teles. There's a bit of string binding on the string trees noticeable as you tune it, but once in tune it's fine. I'm confident I can sort that when I restring it. Thoroughly impressed, would highly recommend!

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Artist TC59TSB Vintage Sunburst Electric Guitar w/

By: on 20 January 2023
So far, love it, cannot believe the great quality for this price! check out the many independent reviews on Youtube, they say the same.

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TCB59 Tele.

By: on 19 January 2023
Outstanding value, excellent components, out of the box set up was perfect. If you costed the parts to build this guitar, it would well exceed the purchase price. Bought three guitars from Artist already, and am very impressed.

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Excellent Value

By: on 18 January 2023
This was my second TC59 purchased from artist guitars this year. Given this is a sub-$300 guitar it represents excellent value. Most importantly for me, once the action was lowered and the strings replaced, its playabilty was great. The neck has a lovely feel especially towards the nut. It sounds is good to.....maybe the bullbuckers lack a little character clean but with some distortion the guitar performs well. Tuning stability, so far, has been excellent. The locking tuners are most welcome. The three way switch is very solid...maybe the volume and tone controls are a little cheap...but for this price?!!!!!!! It's a heavy guitar but I really like it now. The whole rig comes across as being a tough unit. I really like that - it feels like a substantial guitar in the hand. I play the TC59 more than my MIF Telecaster...no its not a better guitar....but to me its more fun. Grab one. Highly recommended. Thanks Artist Guitars!

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It's our pleasure and we are stoked to hear that you are happy with our products and services. Thank you for sharing this feedback with us and for the support!

Hard To Pass Up

By: on 18 January 2023
Simply put its a very good instrument, period. The neck and its finish are standout. The pickups are easily fine for my classic rock type needs (all I test for). Delivered in great condition with nothing to do other than play. Everything feels v robust apart from the switch in comparison. No biggie as easily replaceable for anyone ever using it often and long enough to test it.

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Follow up review

By: on 18 January 2023
I have had this guitar now for almost a month, I still can't get over the features of the guitar for the price. Looks, playability and tone are all 10/10

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Delicious Tele

By: on 18 January 2023
From the moment I pulled off the bubble wrap I was immersed in wonder. I loved the paint job it is just perfection. The burst transition is so smooth and well done. The transparency showing the timber grain in the body along with the wet look gloss over the top looks deep enough to dive into. Holding the neck - it just begged to be played, it is smooth to run your hands along. The frets are nice and level and set up was great out of the box. Great sustain and resonance through the body. The sounds that the pickups produce would please the fussiest of ears. Super versatile across the genres too. Thanks for feeding my obsession Artist Guitars.

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amazing value and excellent service

By: on 18 January 2023
I am astounded by the quality of this guitar at such a low price. I have been playing for 50 years, already own a vintage fender strat, a 70s japanese les paul, and a gretsch, and this is the loudest guitar with the best tone I have ever owned. Everything about it is beautiful. only downside is the weight.

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Grab one of these Telecasters quickly they are sen

By: on 6 January 2023
I received my Telecaster HH a couple of days ago. I took it straight to my workshop to set her up and check her out. This guitar is remarkable and without a doubt the quality control is as good as my Fender Telecasters. I couldn’t find a blemish or anything negative to comment on. So I checked the relief which was spot on, then the string height at the 12th string it was 1.5mm across the fingerboard, pickup heights fine, then the intonation was spot on. The strings feel good from a guess I would say they are 10-46. Might put them down to Ernie Ball 9.5s or 9s as I love bending. There is a slight bit of fret sprout which will take next to no time to fix and the frets need a good polish so when the strings need replacing I will take care of that. Just as I had finished checking her over a friend came over I had it hooked up to my VOXAC15C1 with a hot cake overdrive pedal. John is a guru of playing long improvised solos it sounded great when he had finished he handed it back to me. He asked what model it was I told him it was a USA Fender Modern Players Telecaster that cost $2400. His comment was super nice guitar. He couldn’t believe it when I showed him it was an Artist Telecaster he was blown away. Thanks for this 10/10 guitar it rocks.

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To Hank

By: on 31 December 2022
I dont know who you are, but you did such a good job, i enjoy the guitar very much. thank you and the team, happy new year!!

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Thank you so much for the review. We're always here if you need anything. Happy new year!

Well Done

By: on 30 December 2022
Great looking. Some cost cutting to get to the price on the switch and some metals, but very well thought through. Everything works fine. The neck stands out as particularly comfortable and classy, full stop. Beautifully boxed and arrived early with as perfect a set up as I have ever seen at any price. Well done to Hank. I might end up lowering half a tad but it's any factory spec perfection. Even the strings mirror the exactly 12" radius and intonation also perfect out of the box. Why play with that I thought. Short of really going on the road hard for work I see no reason to consider changing anything. One minor thing: the high e string was ever so v slightly plinking when tuning. Half a kiss of a nut file saw perfect and I would have easily missed that. May have corrected itself as so slight but file handy, so did it. Pickups are fine. $200 more it would be 4 stars but at this price 5 easy. I almost see room for Artist to sell switch/pot/ plate upgrade type kits. All it feels like it needs to really robustly hit the road. The rest of us fine as is.

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WOW!

By: on 30 December 2022
I bought one of these guitars after seeing reviews online and I was not actually expecting a guitar that is so good for the price!. I picked mine up just after xmas on sale for $199 AUD which is exceptional value. The finish is flawless, the Bullbuckers have an awesome tone and sound great through my Marshall. Locking tuners at this price point is unheard of. Yes it is a heavy guitar but the weight is something that was something I was looking for because I own a few Les Pauls and the thing I have never liked about Tele's and Strats is their light weight because to me they feel flimsy. I mainly bought this guitar to be something to just keep for the lounge room and not be too worried about it but the quality is so good that I will be buying a case for it. I have gone over the guitar and can't find any fault in the finish and my only nit picks would be the action was a bit high and the plain strings were a bit corroded, both of those were fixed in minutes and to be fair none of the "high end" guitars I own came set up straight out of the box. I can honestly say that this will definitely not be the last Artist guitar I buy.

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Just fantastic

By: on 19 November 2022
I own several Fender guitars as well as other quality brands and I was looking for a hard tail to use in open tunning and didn't want to spend a heap on another 'brand name' guitar. The guitar was delivered in a few days and I can't believe the quality for the money. The finish is as good as a big brand name and the hardware is good quality too. Playability and sound quality are what you would expect from a guitar three or four times the price. It is a bit on the heavy side but this doesn't worry me and I love the sunburst. Simply great value for money!

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Great value guitar

By: on 29 September 2022
Comfortable to play, versatile sound and a great feel

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Great value guitar

By: on 28 September 2022
Comfortable to play, versatile sound and a great feel

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Thank you so much for your review of the guitar.

Great value guitar

By: on 27 September 2022
Comfortable to play, versatile sound and a great feel

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Nice guitar loving it

By: on 14 June 2022
I love this guitar but heavy with being solid wood. But OK I love this guitar.

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Awesome electric guitar

By: on 12 March 2022
That's my second Artist Guitars purchase, after getting the LP last year. This tc59 looks great, plays well and sounds terrific. It is very heavy though, so just be aware of it.

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Best value in town

By: on 23 February 2022
I recently bought an Artist TC59TSB guitar online. First surprise, the guitar arrived in 4 days in spite of the pandemic, so off to a good start. Second surprise, this guitar is heavy! The American swamp ash body weighs a lot, it's a big chunk of wood. Third surprise, them there Bull Bucker pickups. They sound great, just enough snarl and bite to do the job and they sweeten up nicely when you roll off the volume a little and you can also tap the coils if you're looking for a single coil sound. A very broad range of tonal options at your fingertips. Over all, the quality of the finish is very good. This guitar has a bridge with 6 independent saddles so you can get the intonation spot on. A great guitar for the price, without a doubt the best bang for the buck guitar in my collection. My sincere thanks to the crew at Artist Guitars for this great guitar.

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Awesome review! Thank you so much for the support. Cheers!

Amazing Value

By: on 18 February 2022
This guitar is amazing, not sure how artist manage to give you do much for so little money. This is my second favourite guitar after my Fender am pro 2 strat, the playability and action is ready to go out of the box. Everything screams quality. Only down side is the weight, but I use this sitting down to record cos it sounds that good. Pros: neck, finish, playability Cons: weight, sometimes coilsplitting can affect output volume. But overall so pleased, artist is my new favourite music store! I don't doubt anything I buy from them as I know it is quality even though it costs a fraction of the other brands.

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TC59 Sunburst Guitar

By: on 23 January 2022
Great product and fantastic service from Artist guitars. Well packaged and no damage or issues upon removing from box after transport. Guitar is quite weighty, mine comes in at 4.5kg but I’m not fussed by it. Plays well straight out of the box, I Iove the flatter profile neck, great to play and the satin finish on the neck does not get “clingy” as do some of the gloss finish necks after a bit of playing. Humbuckers are great and the ability to split coil is a bonus. As folks have mentioned a bit of attention to adjust the intonation but that’s and easy fix. Great guitar, sounds awesome, super finish and fantastic value for money. I’ll definitely matching it with the Tweedtone 20 amp in the near future.

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Thank you very much for a detailed review of the guitar. We are glad to hear that the guitar works great for you. We sincerely appreciate it.

Shoulder killer

By: on 22 October 2021
Beautiful instrument, I really like the 'burst colours and Swamp Ash grain. Pups are great, not a whole lot of split coil difference (to my ear) but it is there. Neck feels great, intonation out of the box was flat on E/A/D - easy fix. But I have to mention the weight. Mine weighs in at 4.9Kilos and even with a padded strap kills my should after 15 minutes. Best as a sit-down player... The locking tuners have one downside, they get in the way of hanging in the Hercules wall hanger, so this has to sit in the floor stand. Over all I give it a 10/10 for value. Oh, and delivery was a week ahead of ETA! (To FNQ)

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Telecaster

By: on 7 October 2021
What a great guitar. Looks a treat. Plays and sounds great. For a fraction of the price. I have purchased several guitars ( and a mandolin ) from Artist Guitars and would recommend them to anyone.

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TC59 sunburst tele

By: on 26 August 2021
Hi everyone I got my tele the other day. Arrived early mint condition can't floor it at all.i have bought three guitars off Artist Guitars and they have all been extremely good. Will be buying more from them. Just waiting for my Brownburst 58 to come.

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Great Guitar

By: on 28 January 2021
I agree with all the best reviews for this TC59TSB guitar. Every aspect that goes towards making a great guitar is represented in this model. Brilliant neck, playing action, excellent pickups, superb finish. Yes a true beauty.

I’m impressed!

By: on 27 January 2021
What 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 owned

By: on 20 January 2021
Just 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.

TC59TSB

By: on 5 January 2021
Bought 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 sunburst

By: on 23 December 2020
Excellent value. Sounds great. Very happy with it.

Beast

By: on 17 December 2020
I 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 say

By: on 17 December 2020
Well 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 sunburst

By: on 16 December 2020
Excellent first electric guitar . Very happy with it. Looks great sounds great. Great colour.

Seriously underpriced

By: on 13 December 2020
Thanks 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 Guitar

By: on 9 December 2020
Hi 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 **********

TC59

By: on 9 October 2020
Hi 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

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