Artist TC59 Electric Guitar with Bullbucker Pickups
Artist TC59 Electric Guitar with Bullbucker Pickups
The Artist TC 59 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: Blonde Gloss
Neck: 22 fret Maple Fingerboard; Satin Finish; Bone Nut; Nut Width: 43mm; C-Shape Neck
Fingerborad 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 Tapping, String Through Body, Better Wiring Shielding
Weight: 4kg - 4.5kg approx.
AwesomeBy: Liam on 22 January 2021The neck feels like the holy grail. It’s just made to be. What a beautiful guitar. Sounds full and clear. Love it to bits.
A near flawless bargainBy: Cameron on 20 November 2020This is definitely not a guitar that I would stylistically gravitate towards but I got one anyway and genuinely cannot believe the value. I typically play extreme metal stuff and this thing can surprisingly handle it very well. It feels so easy to play and honestly stands up next to my most expensive guitars. The only issue is it's weight if you aren't used to heavy guitars, but for me, it isn't a problem. If you want a high end feeling and sounding guitar without the high end price tag, do yourself a favor and get one of these now!
Tc59 lefty tone problemsBy: Brian croad on 19 November 2020This is a great guitar overall but us lefty’s have been let down a bit. The push pull tone pot has been reverse wired so the knobs turn in a left hand wind. This is great BUT the pot does not have a reverse taper. This means the tone goes from off to full on with no adjustment. I understand there are no left taper pull push tops so the guitar should have been wired right hand so the tone taper works properly.alternatively a standard humbucker wiring would be best using left hand audio taper pots and loose the split coil.
Whole Lotta Timber You’d Betta Buy ItBy: Richard on 9 November 2020She’s a little on the err....heavy side. If weight is important to you, do your research because she is a heavy piece of wood. But what a beautiful guitar to look at and play, it is gorgeous. In the compromise between a quality build and a competitive price Artist guitars get it right big time. The finish on mine is immaculate, a glossy as lipstick body and a smooth as satin neck and fretboard. An excellent guitar for the money, you could perhaps get a real pretend Tele from Squire for another $100 or so but I have no regrets getting the Artist TC59, save a few bucks on the guitar and get the Artist GOLDEN BROWNIE distortion pedal for what, $79 ? do your cheesy little amp a favour, it’s a great little pedal. WHY TO BUY THIS GUITAR: Stunning sound, stunning looks. Price is spot on, value for $ and free delivery within NZ. Jeez give me a backhander. WHY NOT TO BUY THIS GUITAR: You have severe back & shoulder issues and you don’t dig loud noises man. The protective plastic covering the scratch plate can be a major pain to remove and may necessitate loosening of screws, drinking, to get it all off, horrible stuff but what’d ya do?
very happyBy: Clandesdiner on 26 October 2020Got this gat only 2 days after ordering it off Trade me. Set up was perfect, and used it with the band for the first time today-- everyone commented on the tone. Very innovative to have a tele wih humbuckers that can be split to single coils, and locking tuners to boot. Sure it is a bit heavier than others, but I love this "solid " feel. It gets very good reviews on the net---- and they are well justified. A waiting list overseas for this guitar, and I am not surprised.I think this will become a future classic when people get over their hang up about "named " brands. And an unbeleivable price for what is a quaity instrument. Well done once again Artist Guitars.
Value for money beyond expectation.By: Andy Beck on 18 October 2020At this price you’d be expecting some downside, but try as I might I haven’t found one. Nice neck, comfortable and quick, string height between the pickups perfect for fingerpicking if that’s your thing, simple but definitely adequate sound control and range - good sustain and very tidy finish. Played well ootb - and concerns over weight are exaggerated. Very cool.
User error. TC59 Electric Guitar with Bullbucker PBy: Tony Hobman on 12 October 2020A top quality instrument. I had not used locking tuners before and a string fell out within minutes of me using it, then more fell out. Took me a few minutes to realise it was user error. But since then enjoying it very much. A wide range of sound options as well as the classic tele sound. Well done Artist. It arrived on time and was all I wanted and more.
Bang for your buck!By: Michael Howie on 31 August 2020I have had the TC59 for 3 months now and I absolutely love it. At this price point you will not find a better guitar outside of the Artist range. I play alternative rock, ranging from ambient to heavy riffage and this little minx does it all. Budget guitars usually don't have a voice, they just sound like a nondescript electric guitar. Not the TC59. Those Bullbucker pickups are fantastic, they have that unique Telecaster voice, and some! Having the coil split option enables a lot of tonal versatility. The sustain is immense. The satin neck feels beautiful and I am so surprised to find locking tuners on a budget guitar. There is only a marginal drop in volume when switching from full bullbucker to single coil, another pleasant surprise. The body finish on my one is immaculate, it really is a gorgeous guitar. It is a heavy instrument so if you suffer from lower back problems and you play for lengthy periods, this might not be for you - or you could just harded up. There were a few little tweaks that it needed... The frets were a little rough so I polished them with fret erasers and they are perfect now. I play in drop C so the intonation and action needed some love - to be expected. The metal string cups at the back of the guitar fell out when I changed the strings so they needed gluing in. The input jack nut was loose which prompted a once-over to check the tightness of all screws and they were mostly good. The sound wasn't as bright as I'd hoped but I switched out the tone pot (theirs is 250k) for a 500k pot and it gave me that Tele jangle I was after. That's just a personal preference though, the TC59 sounds awesome in it own right. Overall, the TC59 is a lot of guitar for the money. I was half expecting to be disappointed by it but it has vastly exceeded my expectations.
Tc59 Tele.By: Andrew Arnell on 23 July 2020Beautiful guitar. The bullbuckers sound great. Looks great and plays great. No need to go for a higher end guitar. Looks and feels like a more expensive guitar. Really happy with my choice .
Incredible value. Still waiting for the "catch".By: Shawn on 17 July 2020I have never really been able to throw any serious scratch towards a high end / big brand guitar. Over the years i have always settled for squires and epiphones, always under the assumption that it was as good as it got in that price range. I somehow managed to stumble on a youtube review for the artist TC59 and my interest peaked instantly. I'm a sucker for thorough research before spending my heard earned these days, and i have still yet to find a single review that can trash this thing. My first hand experience mirrored this. While there are a few small tweaks i have planned for it, this guitar is just brilliant out of the box. I'm still waiting for the "catch". Considering this thing comes with a 3 year warranty, im thinking i should just relax and play the hell out of it! Cheers Artist guitars for the awesome quality and amazing customer service. Bring on the Tweedtone 20r restock!