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1952 Reissue Telecaster guitar

Fender 52 Telecaster Left Handed

The 1952 reissue telecaster is a bluegrass showboat with a full-range single-coil pickup with volume and tone controls. You’ll never be drowned out by those big dreadnought acoustics again. Mandolin features a spruce top;

Esquire players are here listed alongside players of the more famous 1952 reissue telecaster, since 52 reissue telecaster regards it as part of the “family of Telecaster guitars”.While the one-pickup Esquire has been marketed as a separate model from the two-pickup 52 reissue telecaster (which was originally named the Broadcaster) since its reintroduction in 1951, the Esquire and 52 reissue telecaster are so intimately linked in their development and history, and so similar in design and tonal characteristics, that they are considered variations of the same model.

Fender 52 Telecaster guitar for sale

Fender Telecaster 52 Left

52 telecaster guitar surrounds both single coil pickups installed on this model. Behind the pickups Fender installs the famous “tray” bridge with chrome plating and three saddles. Neck on this model is equipped with a regular U contour and bolt-on joint. 52 telecaster has maple neck is topped with a 21-fret maple fingerboard. Medium jumbo frets, black dot inlays, 1.65″ synthetic bone string nut and 9.50″ radius are featured on the fingerboard of 52 telecaster.

Win 52 telecaster guitar.

1952 Fender Telecaster Reissue for sale

52 Telecaster Mim


Since I had to do this trade in a cafe, I did ye olde Ear to the Body trick, heard those acoustic vibrations rush right into my ear canal, and did the trade right there. Hopped on a train home, plugged 1952 fender telecaster reissue in, and…uh, VERY LITTLE HUM. You have to understand, my place is like Dimmer Light Hell. Even some humbucker guitars I’ve owned have hummed more than fender telecaster 1952 reissue Tele. Don’t get me wrong, when I leave it on a stand and walk away from it and angle it for the worst magnet vector to the amp, it still proves it’s a single coil. But when I picked fender 1952 telecaster reissue up BAM I couldn’t hear the damn hum! Did he shield this thing like a mofo? That gold hardware sucking up the hertz? Whatever it is, I’m not going to fool with fender 1952 telecaster reissue – I was planning to rip the guts out and put some Dimarzio Areas in – with these pickups, that is no longer the plan.

1952 Fender Telecaster Guitar

Fender 52 Reissue Telecaster Left Handed



The real benefit to this is that 1952 fender telecaster guitar is now the only single coil in my house. Which means everything good about the single coil that you’d hate to sacrifice away is now retained – I feel like I’m hardwired directly into my amp! I just finished a good 3 hour session with 1952 fender telecaster putting it through its paces, hooking it into my Pro Reverb, trying it out with pedals – it’s a champ! And a road warrior too, in the pics below you’ll see the brass saddles sweated through to the tarnish. I’m looking forward to putting my own stamp on fender telecaster 1952! BTW neither the neck or body were rubbery or sticky at all, which shocked me coming from the thick rubbery butterscotch body of the other ‘fender telecaster 1952, and the sticky orange neck of an EJ strat. I can just pick fender 1952 telecaster up and get right into fender 1952 telecaster and honestly just forget about any distractions – no buzz, rattle, fretout, intonation probs, nothing! And as said before, very little hum, like WAY low. Honestly, I”ve had a few strat Area pickups that had more hum!

Telecaster 52 Reissue Occasion

This is a Fender 52 Reissue Tobacco Foto Flame (front and back) 1997 CIJ Tele with all USA electronics. Every aspect of this body is built to the specifications of a 52 Telecaster right down to the routing in the body and the straight edge screws. This Foto model has a Tobacco flame on front AND back with an Alder body. The neck is the 52 chunky V shape made from Maple with the skunk stripe on back. This has a set of Fender Custom Shop 52 RI Pickups with Custom 4-way switching which does the following: Position #1 is the bridge, which delivers that true 52 biting Tele sound. Powerful. Position #2 is the 52 pickups together just like on a regular 52 Tele with that wonderful Tele rhythm sound. Position #3 is the 52 the neck Pickup with the powerful, full rich 52 sound. Position #4 is the neck and bridge pickup in a series, with make both pickups act as a combined humbucker and give a really powerful, full Les Paul sound.

52 Telecaster Headstock Decal


These are extremely accurate, high quality vintage reproduction Fender headstock decals. The decals

are perfect for any project.  Each Telecaster waterslide decal has been carefully recreated based on actual vintage models from the 1950’s through the 1970’s, using real metallic Silver or Gold ink.


These Fender Teleecaster waterslide decals are not the cheap knockoff inkjet or laser printer decals others are selling.  Our Telecaster decals are prefect for any vintage repair or restoration.

The decals are not from the manufacturer, but in most cases they are more vintage accurate than the replacement decals currently available from Fender.  I have no association with Fender.


The simple quality guarantee – If you’re not happy with the decals, just send them back for a full refund.

52 Telecaster Schematic

The Nocaster pickups themselves are just like any other set of tele pickups. Are you perhaps thinking about the vintage Nocaster wiring circuit? The diagrams that beatlfan has linked for you will get you half way there by including the “dark” position, but the Nocaster was different than the ’52 Telecaster Schematic circuit. In the ’52 tele circuit position 1 is bridge only with tone knob while in the nocaster circuit the knob which is usually tone serves as a blend know. The knob in the fully clockwise position is bridge only, while turning the knob counterclockwise blends increasing amounts of the neck pickup with absolutely no tone filtering. It’s definitely not for everyone, but I just adding this for clarification.

I’ll look for the circuit sheet that came with my nocatsre, but heck I’ve had it since 2001 (never modified it from vintage circuit) so no guarranties that I will find it. You might try googling 52 tele blend circuit.

52 Telecaster Mim

First post! I just ran into a rather strange guitar at GC today and I cant seem to find ANY info on it online or even GC website. It was labeled a Standard Telecaster Butterscotch. It looks just like an AVI 52 RI Tele!
Anyone help with this guitar?! The body was butterscotch blonde, exactly the same finish as the 52 RI, the neck is about the same, the headstock had the old “spaghetti” Fender logo and tele logo EXACTLY like the 52RI, and even a vintage 3 saddle bridge. The knobs were flipped however, with the pup switch on the bottom instead of the top like ive seen on every other tele. The back is MIM and has a “Fender Special Edition” stamp. There wasn’t a single other one like it there. Cant find anything online. Thats why i cant find a pict to post here. Does anybody know about this Tele that can give me some info/insight to it?? I played her, and she plays fantastic too! Im really surprised. Hoping someone here can shed some light for me. Thanks!

–Its EXACTLY this, except ONE diff – the knob/switch are flipped upside down. Other than that, its completely the same as this American one head to

52 Telecaster Modern Wiring

The neck pickup is very dark-sounding for use as a substitute for a bass. Most people find this setting unusable nowadays, so it’s more for historical accuracy that the 52RI comes with this wiring setup.

No one will scream “heresy” if you do the modern wiring conversion on a 52RI though….it will sound spectacular!

EDIT: Mark Davis was quicker on the draw on this one.

52 Telecaster Thin Lacquer Finish

The Vintage Hot Rod ’52 Telecaster takes the best of old and new Fender craftsmanship to create a fantastic guitar built for the serious player! Visually very accurate to the look of a ’52 Telecaster, it has a list of sought-after Custom Shop upgrades to make any Tele player drool. It’s got a top-of-the-line thin-skin nitrocellulose lacquer finish that ages quickly and beautifully as well as letting the natural tone of the wood shine. The neck has been streamlined for smooth playability with a satin-finish back, 9.5″ fingerboard radius, and medium-jumbo frets. The three brass saddles on the vintage-style Tele bridge are compensated to allow for more accurate intonation. And a Seymour Duncan Vintage Mini-Humbucker at the neck and a custom-wound Tele bridge pickup deliver the hot tones called for in modern music.

The rest of its features are true-blue ’52 Tele, like the American Vintage model it’s based on: a premium ash body, one-piece maple neck with U-shape profile, Fender/Gotoh vintage-style tuners, a one-ply black pickguard, and chrome hardware.

The U.S. Vintage Hot Rod Series from Fender offers new instruments with specs, looks and features that make them feel as if you were the third owner of a vintage instrument. Here’s your chance to own that beautiful player’s guitar, but in brand new shape and freshly set-up from the Fender factory!

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