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.

Other specifications include:

Series: American Vintage
Butterscotch Blonde
Body:     Ash
Body Shape:     Telecaster®
Body Finish:     
Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
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
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:     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
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
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

For more information about the Fender American Vintage 1952 Tele, please contact us.

Year Condition Case
Call (1952 reissue) Brand New Hard


Eddie's Guitars
Brett, Nathan, Matt, Pancho
(314) 781-7500
St. Louis, MO
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