An excellent, original slab-board Telecaster. In addition to the debut of rosewood fingerboards,1959 saw the introduction of the top-loading bridge preferred by Jimmy Page and Jim Campilongo. This 1959-only feature reduced the break angle on the strings, resulting in a slinkier feel and warmer than usual tone. Evidently, Leo Fender decided that the new bridge was a dud, and by the end of the year, the old-style string through holes and ferrules had returned. This example is from the end of the year and has both the top-loader bridge and string through set up ? a bit of a rarity that allows you to set the guitar up for Page/Campilongo-style bending and tone, or maximum twang. A VERY cool guitar.