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Introducing the Fender Custom Shop '52 Telecaster, a tribute to the foundational craftsmanship of electric guitars. Inspired by the original '52 Telecaster model, this guitar pays its respect to Fender's early days when the electric guitar was making its mark on music. While in some ways staying true to the vintage roots, it also incorporates modern features to meet the demands of contemporary players.
Crafted from premium lightweight ash, the two-piece body of this '52 Telecaster replicates the signature twang of the originals, furthered by being fitted with 50-51 Blackguard Nocaster pickups in both the bridge and neck positions. The nickel-covered neck pickup adds a touch of authenticity to honor Leo Fender's original design.
Undergoing the heaviest possible Fender Custom Shop relic treatment, this '52 Telecaster visually narrates a guitar that has experienced heavy use since its inception, featuring dings, dents, and wear, along with vintage-style hardware intentionally discolored to match the body's worn appearance. The extremely thin Flash Coat Lacquer not only showcases the relic'd body but also actively contributes to an open and breathable body resonance during play.
Maintaining the authenticity of the original design, this Custom Shop '52 Style features a comfortable Soft "V" neck profile preferred by players who like their thumb hanging over the fingerboard. Deviating slightly from the original, the upgraded 7.25"-9.5" compound fingerboard radius enhances fretting comfort while following the string spacing. The combination of a 50's truss rod and a bone nut at a 1.625" width ensures optimal sustain and tuning stability.
The FCS Heavy Relic finish adds character without compromising the structural integrity, creating a unique relic'd beauty that plays like new with the appearance of age. A custom Fender Tele tweed case is included to complement this custom instrument.
- Ash body for balanced, resonant tones.
- Heavy Relic finish, Aged Nocaster Blonde.
- '52 Style Soft "V" neck profile for comfort.
- 7.25"-9.5" compound radius.
- 50-51 Nocaster pickups for iconic twang.
- Flash Coat Lacquer finish.
- Vintage-style tuning machines with Fender logo.
|Fingerboard Radius:||7.25"-9.5" Compound|
|Body Shape:||52 Telecaster|
|Neck Profile:||'52 Style Soft "V"|
|Tuning Machines:||Vintage with Fender Logo|
|Bridge Pick-up:||50-51 Blackguard Nocaster Pickup|
|Neck Pick-up:||50-51 Blackguard Nocaster Pickup, Nickel|
|Finish:||Flash Coat Lacquer, Heavy Relic, Aged Nocaster Blonde|
|Case:||Tweed Tele Case|
|Body Spread:||2 Piece|
|Bridge:||51-54 Telecaster Bridge|
|String Tree:||Vintage 50-55|
|Decal:||Vintage Silver Fender Telecaster|