Fender Custom Shop ’52 1952 Reissue Blackguard Telecaster Heavy Relic 2019 Blonde


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Fender Custom Shop 1952 ’52 Telecaster Heavy Relic 2019 Blonde – Excellent Condition 9.5/10.

Today we have an absolutely gorgeous ’52 Tele for you with a tasteful heavy relic finish straight out of the Fender Custom Shop. The guitar is beautifully resonant at 7.5lb with great tone. This one hasn’t seen much use and is pretty much as it left the shop. The blonde finish looks fantastic with the beauty of the lightweight Ash grain showing through. The heavy relic finish has beautiful attention to detail throughout the guitar with finish checking, dings and wear all over the body (all created by the artisans at the Fender Custom Shop). The Ash body has a very thin nitrocellulose blonde finish, really allowing the wood to “breathe” and give the guitar great resonance. The more this guitar is played the better its going to look!

A gorgeous ’52 “U” shaped Telecaster rift sawn maple neck with 9.5′ radius and Ash body are super comfortable with that beautifully “worn in” feel. There are no marks or dings to the back of the neck with heavy fret ghosting and the finish removed from the 1st to 12th fret of the back of the neck by the Fender Custom Shop. It’s like you’ve had it sat on its stand all these years and played it every night since!

Featuring a Custom Shop ’51 handwound pickup in the neck and a ’51 No-caster flat pole in the bridge the guitar really has that Tele twang and sounds fantastic across the board. The pickups are particularly sweet sounding on this model and it sounds fantastic plugged in with great sustain and resonance. A fine example of a ’52 telecaster that has that truly “worn in” feel.

Heres what Fender say:

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. Available in six finishes, the guitar features a two-piece select ash body, a one-piece rift sawn maple neck with a comfortable Nocaster “U” profile, 9.5” radius fingerboard and 21 narrow tall frets for comfortable play in all registers.

Custom Shop hand-wound ’50/’51 Blackguard pickups provide perfect vintage-correct tone in combination with modern wiring. 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. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.


Model Name: ’52 Telecaster® Heavy Relic, Maple Neck, Blonde
Series: Time Machine
Color: Blonde Nitrocellulose


Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer


Neck Material: 1-Piece Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Shape: Nocaster “U”
Scale Length: 25.5″
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650″
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Fingerboard: 1-Piece Maple Neck
Position Inlays: Micarta Black Dot


Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’51 Nocaster
Middle Pickup: N/A
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’51 Nocaster
Controls: Master Volume, Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade, Modern Wiring.
Pickup Configuration: SS


Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage Style Tele® with Barrel Brass Saddles
Tuning Machines: Vintage Style
Screws: Slot Head – pickguard, tuners, neck pickup, string tree. Philips Head – control Plate, neck plate, strap Buttons, bridge plate.
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
Control Knobs: Knurled Chrome
Switch Tips: Black


Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case and Certificate of Authenticity.

Guitar will be well packed and sent fully insured with UPS. Thanks for viewing!

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