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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" 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

Brand: Artist

Model: TC59TSB

Scale Length: 648 mm / 25.5 Inches

Body Wood: American Ash

Machine Heads: Improved Locking Machine Heads

Finish: Vintage 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.

Optional Hardcases: REC300RC, REC350BK, REC350FTB, EC500

Optional Gig Bags: HGBAGST, BAGST


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Reviews (19)

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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.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks for the review! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out, we're always happy to help!

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.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you for the review. We appreciate it.

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.

Artist Guitars Response
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.

Artist Guitars Response
Hi! Thank you so much for the awesome review! If you need anything, please don't hesitate to contact us. Cheers!

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.

Artist Guitars Response
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)

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks a lot for your feedback. We're happy that you like it overall. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. We're just here for you.


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.

Artist Guitars Response
Thanks very much for your positive feedback on the guitar. We are happy that you're satisfied with it. Please feel free to reach out with any questions. We're always here for you. Stay safe!

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.

Artist Guitars Response
Thank you so much for all the support!

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.


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.


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 **********


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