Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster Reissue Heavy Relic NoCaster Blonde

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  • Description and Features
  • Even though there were earlier designs, 1952 is considered the first year of production for the venerable Tele®, and the 1952 Telecaster Relic is a premium example of this design, slightly tweaked for modern players. All the classic “Blackguard” touches are here: 1-ply Black phenolic pickguard, ash body with classic Blonde...
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  • Model: Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster Heavy Relic
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Finish Color: Aged NoCaster Blonde
  • Fingerboard: Maple
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  • NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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DESCRIPTION

Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster Reissue Heavy Relic NoCaster Blonde

Even though there were earlier designs, 1952 is considered the first year of production for the venerable Tele®, and the 1952 Telecaster Relic is a premium example of this design, slightly tweaked for modern players. All the classic “Blackguard” touches are here: 1-ply Black phenolic pickguard, ash body with classic Blonde finish and medium-tint riftsawn maple neck with “ ’52 U”-shaped profile. The first Telecaster had some subtle changes from the ’51 nocaster, including a slow transition from slot-head screws to Phillips-head, reflected here by both types appearing (as happened on some models).

Three different lacquer finish packages are available, giving it everything from the look of a well-loved instrument, to the aesthetics of a tried-and-true road dog. Not only does a lacquer finish let the body wood “breathe” with sustain, it wears in a personal way and is an authentic original-era element.

We wanted to give this guitar the fattest, gruntiest tone you’ve ever heard from a Tele, so we loaded it with a pair of Hand-Wound ’51 Loaded Nocaster single-coil pickups, tied together with Fat ‘50s Tele wiring and a 3-way pickup switch. Other features include 9.5”-radius fingerboard, 21 6105 frets, ‘51/’54 bridge with brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and round string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

FEATURES
ModelFender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster Heavy Relic
BuilderFender Custom Shop Team Built
Year2018
Body TypeSolid
Body WoodAsh
Finish TypeNitro Lacquer
Finish ColorAged NoCaster Blonde
AgingHeavy Relic
Back FinishNitro Lacquer
Neck WoodMaple
FingerboardMaple
Neck Carve52 Style "U"
Scale Length25.5"
Neck Dimensions.860" - .920"
Neck Radius9.5"
Frets21 Sanko 6105 Fretwire
Nut Width1.650
Nut MaterialBone
Neck FinishLight Tint Dirty Neck with Nitro Lacquer
InlaysMicarta Black Dots
Side DotsBlack Dots
Neck PickupCustom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster
Bridge PickupCustom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster
Pickguard1_Ply Black
HardwareNickel / Chrome
Bridge3-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Tele® Bridge
TunersVintage-Style with Fender Logo
Controls1 Volume, 1 Tone and 3-Way Blade
Electronics3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
ExtrasCOA and Floor Traveler
Case Fender Center Pocket Tweed
Weight7.3 Pounds