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Fender Custom Shop '52 Heavy Relic Telecaster Maple Fingerboard Electric Guitar Aged Nocaster Blonde

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From 1950 to 1952, the guitar we know today as the Telecaster was without a name. Fender had to drop the original 1948 "Broadcaster" name due to Gret...Click To Read More About This Product

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A Custom Shop version of an iconic instrument.

From 1950 to 1952, the guitar we know today as the Telecaster was without a name. Fender had to drop the original 1948 "Broadcaster" name due to Gretsch already making a product with that name, and those two years with only the Fender name on the headstock the guitar was popularly known as the "Nocaster." In 1952, Fender's Don Randall re-dubbed it the Telecaster, in tribute to the new media that was taking the world by storm — television. This Relic '52 Telecaster celebrates that change with a classic, well-worn look and plenty of Tele "twang."

The comfortable '52 U profile rift-sawn maple neck has a modern 9.5" radius and 6100 jumbo frets for smooth playability and the hand-wound Custom Shop '51 Loaded Nocaster pickups deliver the Telecaster tones that made the guitar a legend. Period-correct brass saddle bridge, phenolic pickguard and tuners round out the package. As with all of our Fender Custom Shop instruments, it comes with a deluxe hard case and certificate of Authenticity.

If you're interested in any of our custom shop, limited-run or other premium instruments, we encourage you to call and talk with one of our knowledgeable, well-trained staff for more detailed information about any specific guitar.

  • Relic-finished 2-piece ash body
  • 25.5"-scale rift-sawn maple on maple neck
  • Hand-wound Custom Shop '51 Loaded Nocaster pickups, Fat '50s wiring
  • Vintage-style brass saddle bridge and split-shaft tuners

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  • Relic Lacquer Finish
  • 2-Piece Ash Body
  • Medium Tinted Rift Sawn Maple Neck with ""52 U"" Back-Shape
  • 9.5"" Radius
  • 21 #6100 Jumbo Frets
  • Hand-Wound '51 Loaded Nocaster Pickups
  • 3-Way Switch
  • Fat 50's Tele Wiring
  • Black Phenolic Pickguard
  • '51/'54 Bridge with Brass Saddles
  • Vintage Style Tuning Machines
  • Bone Nut
  • Round String Tree
  • Deluxe Hardshell Case
  • Strap
  • Certificate of Authenticity.

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