Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster Closet Classic Light Relic 2015 White Blonde – Excellent Condition 9.25/10.
An absolutely gorgeous tele with a tasteful light relic (closet classic) finish straight out of the Fender Custom shop. This one hasn’t seen much use and is pretty much as it left the shop. Not many of these around in the white blonde finish which looks fantastic with the wood grain show through. A very subtle light relic with a very beautiful attention to detail with finish checking all over and the odd ding to the body here and there (all created by the artisans at the Fender Custom Shop).
The guitar is beautifully resonant with great tone, featuring custom shop 51/52 handwound pickups, a gorgeous U shaped Nocaster profile neck and ash body so you get that lovely subtle “worn in” feel. Just like you’ve had it sat in the wardrobe all these years. The Ash body has a very thin nitrocellulose white blonde finish, really allowing the wood to “breathe” and give the guitar resonance. You can see the beautiful grain of the Ash underneath the paint so the more this guitar is played it’s only ever going to look even better!
The pickups are particularly sweet sounding on this model and it sounds fantastic plugged in. A great example of a telecaster thats just a little bit different than the usual blonde finish available.
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 medium jumbo frets for comfortable play in all registers.
Custom Shop hand-wound ’50/’51 Blackguard pickups provide perfect vintage-correct tone in combination with ’51 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® Closet Classic, Maple Neck, White Blonde
Series: Time Machine
Color: White 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: Medium Jumbo
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 ’50/’51 Blackguard
Middle Pickup: N/A
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound ’50/’51 Blackguard
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
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, Strap and Certificate of Authenticity.
Guitar will be well packed and sent fully insured with UPS. Thanks for viewing!
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