The Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster is one of the most iconic guitars in Fender's history. The black, single-ply pick-guard and butterscotch finish has truly became an icon. Fender originally launched this guitar as the Broadcaster, prior to being changed to the "Telecaster." Production began in 1949 and was one of the first "mass produced" solid-body electric guitars ever built. In the early 1950s, Gretsch also had a drum-set out of the same name. As history follows, Gretsch mailed a polite letter to Leo Fender and asked him to change the name. Thus, the Telecaster was born.
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Series: American Vintage Butterscotch Blonde 011-0202-850 Body Body: Ash Body Shape: Telecaster® Body Finish: 0110202850 Fender Flash Coat Lacquer Neck Neck Shape: "U" Shape Number of Frets: 21 Fret Size: Vintage-Style Frets Fretboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm) Fretboard: Maple Neck Material: Maple Neck Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm) Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm) Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust Electronics Pickup Configuration: S/S Bridge Pickup: American Vintage '52 Tele® Single-Coil Neck Pickup: American Vintage '52 Tele® Single-Coil Pickup (Neck) Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone Hardware Hardware: Chrome Bridge: Original Vintage Tele® Bridge with 3 Brass Saddles String Nut: Bone Tuning Machines: Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style Switch Tip: Barrel Style Switch Tip Miscellaneous Strings: Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges) Unique 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 Accessories Case/Gig Bag: New Deluxe Vintage Tweed Case Pickguards: 1-Ply Black Included Accessories: Vintage '52 Tele Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage Wiring Kit, '50s Tele Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench Control Knobs: New Knurled Chrome Round Dome 6 lbs 14 oz #V1634123
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