The 1952 Fender Telecaster is the quintessential electric guitar that started it all and is still a favorite after all these years. Simplicity of design and the alluring tone that only a Tele can produce have graced countless recordings and stages over its long lifespan, and the Custom Shop '52 Telecaster captures the original essence in all its glory. The guitar features a two-piece select ash body, a one-piece rift sawn maple neck with a comfortable '57 "soft V" profile, vintage compound-radius (7.25"-9.5") fingerboard and 21 narrow tall (6105) frets for comfortable play in all registers.
Custom Shop hand-wound '50/'51 Blackguard pickups provide perfect vintage-correct tone in combination with '51 modified Nocaster wiring, which lets the player blend both pickups together in switch position 1. Other features include a single-ply black phenolic pickguard, '51-'54 Tele bridge with brass barrel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and disk string tree.
Comes with a Deluxe Hardshell Case, strap and certificate of authenticity.
NECK: Fingerboard Material: 1-Piece Maple Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius (184 mm to 241 mm) Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Material: 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple Neck Shape: 1957 Soft "V" Number of Frets: 21 Nut Material: Bone Nut Width: 1.625" (41.3 mm) Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot String Nut: Bone
BODY: Body: 2-Piece Select Ash Body Finish: Lacquer Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash Body Shape: Telecaster
HARDWARE: Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele with Barrel Brass Saddles Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges) Switch Tip: Black Tuning Machines: Vintage Style
ELECTRONICS: Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard Controls: Volume, Blend Middle Pickup: N/A Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound '50/'51 Blackguard Pickup Configuration: SS Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup (+ Neck Pickup with Blend control), Position 2. Neck Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup with No Tone Control (dark vintage circuit)