This is one of Fender’s most popular vintage reissues – an accurate recreation of a true classic, the Fender 1952 Blackguard Telecaster.
From Fender – “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.”
Body Finish: Fender Thin Nitro Lacquer
Body Material: Ash
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25″ (184.1 mm)
Frets: 21 Vintage-Style
Fretboard: Maple with rolled edges
Neck Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: “U” Shape
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
Scale Length: 25.5″ (648 mm)
Truss Rod: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
Bridge Pickup: American Vintage Single-Coil ’52 Tele®
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Neck Pickup: American Vintage ’52 Single-Coil Tele®
Bridge: Original Vintage Style Telecaster® with 3 Brass Saddles
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
Pick Guard: 1-Ply Black
Switch Tip: Barrel Style
Tuning Machines: Single Line “Fender Deluxe” Vintage Style
This 52 Reissue presents as new. The body date is 2007, and the neck date is January 2008, but it’s hard to believe this one has just seen its 10th birthday. It has been played only at home, never at a gig. Which is a shame, because it deserves to played, and heard. There is not a mark or blemish anywhere. No tarnishing of the metal, no fret wear. There are barely any scratches on the pickguard. These are A$4300 new, so this one would appeal to a buyer seeking a new instrument, without having to pay the premium.
Comes in black tolex hard shell case in good condition.