American Vintage '52 Telecaster®

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Pure Vintage Original Telecaster

For the guitarist who craves pure vintage Fender style, the American Vintage series presents original-era model year guitars built with meticulous attention to accurate detail that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life.

Before there was rock 'n' roll, there was the Telecaster—the Fender guitar that started it all. From humble beginnings came a revolutionary and elegantly simple new electric guitar that let musicians be heard loud and clear with sparkling tone and distinctive style. The U.S.-made American Vintage '52 Telecaster puts that original-instrument magic in your hands, built using original tooling and based on actual 1952 models we tracked down.

Features

  • Ash body
  • Thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish in light Butterscotch Blonde
  • Deep maple neck with “U”-shaped profile and rolled edges
  • Specially voiced pickups
  • Recessed-top “barrel” switch tip and knurled/domed chrome control knobs
  • Vintage-style bridge with three brass saddles
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American Vintage \'52 Telecaster®

Flash-Coat Lacquer Finish
Flash-Coat Lacquer Finish

The term flash-coat lacquer refers specifically to the quickly applied thin and final "flash" of topcoat lacquer applied to most American Vintage instruments. The composition and method of application for this finish layer lets an instrument "breathe" with a more natural resonance, and imparts a more authentically vintage appearance.

Newly Voiced American Vintage Pickups
Newly Voiced American Vintage Pickups

American Vintage instruments feature specially voiced pickups meticulously researched and crafted to reproduce the authentic design, voice and performance of specific instruments from individual model years in the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s. Their superior sound and style is one of the defining hallmarks of the American Vintage series.

New Neck Profiles
New Neck Profiles

This instrument’s thicker "U" neck profile (the shape of the neck in cross section) is sculpted to the most accurate period-correct spec possible, imparting an authentic vintage playing feel straight from the individual model year. Ideal for those who play with the thumb on the back or side of the neck.

Improved Neck and Body Radii Accuracy
Improved Neck and Body Radii Accuracy

The meticulous vintage authenticity of this instrument even extends to carefully researched measurements of the various degrees of rounding on the edges of the body, neck and headstock. These subtleties are reproduced here with Fender’s highest-yet level of period-correct accuracy, and contribute to a truly faithful vintage-instrument experience.

Bone Nut
Bone Nut

A string nut fashioned from bone contributes to superior tone and performance, not to mention being an authentic original-era Fender design element. Many players consider bone string nuts more "organic" sounding, with tonal quality unmatched by string nuts made using synthetic materials.

Period-Correct Cases and Ephemera
Period-Correct Cases and Ephemera

American Vintage instruments are complemented by cases that are every bit as vintage-authentic as the guitars and basses they so stylishly contain, accompanied by a fascinating wealth of in-case reproduction extras and accessories, such as straps, cables, polishing cloths, wiring kits, bridge covers, owner’s manuals and more.

Body
  • Body Material
    Ash
  • Body Finish
    Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
  • Body Shape
    Telecaster®
Neck
  • Neck Material
    Maple
  • Neck Finish
    Flash Coat Lacquer
  • Neck Shape
    "U" Shape
  • Scale Length
    25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Material
    Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius
    7.25" (184.1 mm)
  • Number of Frets
    21
  • Fret Size
    Vintage Style
  • Nut Material
    Bone
  • Nut Width
    1.650" (42 mm)
  • Position Inlays
    Black Dots
  • Truss Rod
    Vintage-Style Butt Adjust
Electronics
  • Bridge Pickup
    Pure Vintage '52 Single-Coil Tele®
  • Neck Pickup
    American Vintage '52 Single-Coil Tele®
  • Controls
    Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Switching
    3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Configuration
    SS
Hardware
  • Bridge
    3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Saddles
  • Hardware Finish
    Chrome
  • Tuning Machines
    Pure Vintage Single Line "Fender Deluxe"
  • Pickguard
    1-Ply Black
  • Control Knobs
    Knurled Dome
  • Switch Tip
    Black
  • Neck Plate
    4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Miscellaneous
  • Strings
    Fender® USA 250R NPS (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Other Features
    Slightly lighter Butterscotch Blonde finish; Large maple neck with re-sculpted U-shaped profile and comfortably rolled edges; All-new pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound; "Barrel" switch tip and knurled chrome domed control knobs
  • Legal Notice
    WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
Accessories
  • Case/Gig Bag
    Updated Deluxe Vintage Tweed
  • Included Accessories
    Vintage '52 Tele Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage Wiring Kit, '50s Tele Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench
CALIFORNIA PROPOSITION 65 WARNING

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
 
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