Weight: 7lbs. 15.6oz.
Immerse yourself in history with the Custom Shop's 1952 Telecaster, a meticulously crafted masterpiece that faithfully captures the timeless essence of the iconic Tele that started it all. Carefully hand-selected, the 2-piece ash body and solid 1-piece, rift-sawn maple neck exude both visual and tonal elegance. The classic comfort of the '57-style soft "V" neck profile is enhanced by 21 narrow-tall frets, offering thumb-over players a vintage 7.25–9.5-inch compound-radius experience. Achieving era-accurate tones is a breeze with the Custom Shop's hand-wound '50/'51 Blackguard pickups, complemented by '51 Modified Nocaster wiring. Every vintage detail has been thoughtfully recreated, from the tuning machines to the bone nut and disk string tree, down to the '51-'54 brass barrel saddles in the bridge. This results in a timeless Telecaster that not only shines as a showpiece but is also meant to be played and cherished.
Beautiful Handcrafted Bodywood
Crafted with care, the hand-selected 2-piece ash body not only captures the visual essence of history but also pays homage to the timeless tones that have graced countless records since its inception. Ash, known for its high shock resistance, imparts a robust and resonant quality, delivering a bright and vibrant character with pronounced mid-range presence and a powerful low-end punch. Complementing the body, the 1-piece maple neck ensures sonic consistency, producing crystalline and sparkling tones throughout. The responsive mid and upper registers are accompanied by solid sustain and clear overtones in the lower frequencies. The result is a beautifully balanced profile that combines impressive projection and note separation, with tight bass response and lively highs, all centered around a sturdy mid-range that exudes vintage warmth.
A Neck that Surpasses all Others
The Fender Custom Shop has meticulously honored historic details in crafting the 1-piece maple neck and fingerboard, which is rift sawn to eliminate ray fleck and ensure both physical and tonal durability. The choice of maple not only contributes to a lighter weight but also enhances climate adaptability, making it highly resistant to warping or twisting, ideal for touring musicians. Featuring a '57 soft "V" neck profile, players who prefer thumb-over technique will feel right at home, while maintaining a comfortable and versatile feel that accommodates all players seeking a classic Tele design experience. The vintage compound-radius fingerboard offers a range of 7.25-9.5 inches and is adorned with 21 narrow-tall (6105) frets. Vintage-style tuning machines, a bone nut, and a disk string tree are paired with a '51-'54 Tele bridge, complete with brass barrel saddles, ensuring reliable tuning stability with timeless style and flair.
Period Perfect Pickups
To capture the timeless tone of this remarkable Telecaster, the Custom Shop equipped it with their hand-wound '50/'51 Blackguard pickups, carefully chosen to enhance the hand-selected woods. The result is a vintage-inspired sound with exceptional string response, achieved through period-precise construction. With the '51 modified Nocaster wiring, the 3-way switch offers versatile sonic control. Position 1 blends both pickups, allowing you to explore a wider tonal range. Position 3 employs the dark vintage circuit wiring, infusing the neck sound with an enduring character. Completing the package is the revered single-ply black phenolic pickguard, affectionately known as the blackguard, adding both aesthetic charm and authenticity to this '52 Telecaster.
If you have any questions, give us a call, chat or stop by to check out this Limited Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster today.Available at Ken Stanton Music.
- Model Name: 9235001554
- Color: Faded Nocaster Blonde
- BODY FINISH: Flash Coat Lacquer
- BODY SHAPE: 1952 Telecaster
- BODY STYLE: Solid Body
- BODY MATERIAL: 2-Piece Select Ash
- NECK MATERIAL: 1-Piece Rift Sewn Maple
- NECK FINISH: Flash Coat Lacquer Medium Tinted
- NECK SHAPE: 57 Style Soft "V"
- NECK CONSTRUCTION: Bolt-On
- FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 7.25" to 9.5" Vintage Compound
- FINGERBOARD MATERIAL: Maple
- POSITION INLAYS: Micarta Black
- SIDE DOTS: Micarta Black
- NUMBER OF FRETS: 21
- FRET SIZE: Narrow Tall
- TRUSS ROD: 50s
- STRING NUT: Bone
- NUT WIDTH: 1.625”
- BRIDGE PICKUP: Hand Wound '50-'51 Blackguard Tele
- NECK PICKUP: Hand Wound '50-'51 Blackguard Tele
- PICKUP CONFIGURATION: SS
- CONTROLS: '51 Modified Nocaster Wiring with Bridge/Neck Blend
- SWITCHING: 3-Way Selector Switch
- BRIDGE: '51-'54 Tele Bridge with Brass Barrel Saddles
- PICKGUARD: Single-Ply Black Phenolic
- CONTROL KNOBS: '52 Tele Knurled Chrome
- SWITCH TIP: American Vintage Tele
- HARDWARE FINISH: Chrome/Nickel
- TUNING MACHINES: Vintage with Fender Logo
- STRINGS: 10-46
- NECK PLATE: Vintage Logo CC
- STRAP BUTTONS: Chrome Relic
- CASE: Hardshell case included