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With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre: rock ‘n’ roll, country and western, jazz, rhythm and blues, and many others. Everyone from beginners and hobbyists to the world’s most acclaimed artists and performers have used Fender instruments and amps, in the process making the company not only a revered music industry name but also a cultural icon. It is our vision to continue championing THE SPIRIT OF ROCK-N-ROLL® throughout the world and our mission to exceed the expectations of music enthusiasts worldwide.
~Guitar shown is the actual guitar that you will receive, Serial #: R18081~
Even though there were earlier designs, 1952 is considered the first year of production for the venerable Tele®, and the 1952 Telecaster Relic is a premium example of this design, slightly tweaked for modern players. All the classic “Blackguard” touches are here: 1-ply Black phenolic pickguard, ash body with classic Blonde finish and medium-tint riftsawn maple neck with “ ’52 U”-shaped profile. The first Telecaster had some subtle changes from the ’51 Nocaster, including a slow transition from slot-head screws to Phillips-head, reflected here by both types appearing (as happened on some models). Three different lacquer finish packages are available, giving it everything from the look of a well-loved instrument to the aesthetics of a tried-and-true road dog. Not only does a lacquer finish let the body wood “breathe” with sustain, but it also wears in a personal way and is an authentic original-era element.
We wanted to give this guitar the fattest, gruntiest tone you’ve ever heard from a Tele, so we loaded it with a pair of Hand-Wound ’51 Loaded Nocaster single-coil pickups, tied together with Fat ‘50s Tele wiring and a 3-way pickup switch. Other features include 9.5”-radius fingerboard, 21 6105 frets, ‘51/’54 bridge with brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut, and round string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap, and Certificate of Authenticity.
Model Name:1952 Telecaster® Journeyman Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Nocaster Blonde Model #:9235000837 Series:Time Machine Country Of Origin:US Color:Aged Nocaster Blonde Body:Ash Body Finish:Lacquer Body Shape:Telecaster® Neck Material:Maple Neck Finish:Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer Neck Shape:1952 "U" Scale Length:25.5" (648 mm) Fingerboard:Maple Fingerboard Radius:9.5" (241 mm) Number of Frets:21 Frets Size:6105 Narrow Tall String Nut:Bone Nut Width:1.650" (42 mm) Position Inlays:Black Dots Bridge Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster® Neck Pickup:Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster® Controls:Master Volume, Master Tone Pickup Switching:3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup Pickup Configuration:SS Bridge:3-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Tele® Bridge Hardware Finish:Nickel/Chrome Tuning Machines:Vintage-Style with Fender Logo Pickguard:1-Ply Black Control Knobs:Knurled Flat-Top Strings:NPS, .010-.046 Gauges Included Accessories:Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
This Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster Journeyman Relic comes with Fender's Factory Warranty and our 100% satisfaction guarantee!
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