Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster, Time Capsule, Faded Nocaster Blonde

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$ 4,900.00 

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Even though there were earlier designs, 1952 is considered the first year of production for the venerable Tele, and the 1952 Telecaster NOS 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 a '57 Soft V 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). 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.

A Fender Custom Shop instrument is extraordinary. You know it when you play one; it’s definitely more than the sum of its parts. It’s filled with intangible, electrifying elements that add a new dimension to your playing experience. It’s as if the instrument itself is imbued with history, alive with the spirit of the place where it was built and the devotion of those who crafted it.

Serial #: R131400
Weight: TBA

Finish: NOS Flash Coat Lacquer Finish with Closet Classic Hardware
Body Material: 2-pc Select Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Material: Rift Sawn Maple
Fingerboard: Rift Sawn Maple

Neck Shape: 57 Style Soft V (1st Fret: .880" - 12th Fret: .990" )
Scale Length: 25.5"
Radius: 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound Radius
Frets: 21
Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650"
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Inlays: Micarta, Black
Pickups: Custom Shop Handwound '50-'51 Blackguard
Controls: Volume, Tone
Electronics: '51 Modified Nocaster Wiring with Bridge/Neck Blend
Bridge: '51-'54 Tele Bridge with Brass Barrel Saddles
Tuners: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
Strings: Fender USA, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case; Strap; Certificate of Authenticity