A faithful reissue of the iconic guitar that started it all.
The enduring strength of the Telecaster® guitar is its elegant simplicity. One of the longest-running production models in history, it has been modified only slightly since its early 1951 debut. The American Vintage ’52 Telecaster Reissue has a premium ash body, one-piece U-shaped maple neck and 7.25”-radius fingerboard. It features two American Vintage Tele® single-coil pickups, original Tele® circuit with three-position switch, brass bridge saddles, ashtray bridge cover, single-ply black pickguard, chrome hardware and master volume and master tone controls. Vintage six-saddle bridge and modern wiring kit included as accessories.
- Premium ash body
- “U” shape maple neck
- Vintage style frets
- American Vintage Tele® single-coil pickups
- 3-position pickup switch with vintage wiring circuit
- Original Vintage Tele® bridge with 3 brass saddles
- Comes with tweed hardshell case, spare modern six-saddle bridge, capacitor and modern wiring diagram
If this is the non-hotrod version, I don’t think how anyone could say that the 52 RI has a big neck. It’s smaller than my 58 Les Paul, and it’s smaller than any strat neck.
I would think for a woman..it would be perfect…especially with the vintage frets.
I must stress that this is one of the best guitars ever made.
The new Vintage Hot Rod ‘52 Telecaster® guitar fuses the best of the old and the new in one smokin’ instrument.
Great classic features include vintage styling, a custom vintage Tele® bridge pickup and a thin–skin nitrocellulose lacquer finish; modern features include a Seymour Duncan® Vintage Mini HB humbucking neck pickup and a satin–backed neck with a flatter radius and medium–jumbo frets. Looks, sounds and feel both vintage and brand-new at the same time!
American Vintage ’52 Telecaster®, Premium features include an ash body with a singe-ply black pickguard and thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish in lighter Butterscotch Blonde, deep maple neck with “U”-shaped profile and generously rolled edges, sculpted headstock volute for even more first-position comfort, long-lost recessed-top “barrel” switch tip, vintage tuner spacing for truly straight string pull over the bone nut, vintage-style bridge with three brass saddles, and knurled chrome domed control knobs.
2007’s Vintage Hot Rod series guitars took a pair of 1950s- and ’60s-style Stratocaster models and an early-’50s Telecaster model and hot-rodded them right through the roof with modern touches including as a flatter 9.5” fingerboard radius, bigger frets, and specialized pickup and wiring options for even more tonal power and versatility.
To take the American Vintage series forward, we needed to return to the source and go back in time. We zeroed in on a goldmine of unbelievable original vintage specimens, and we spared no detail in painstakingly dissecting and documenting each phenomenal original-era instrument. We made the journey. We did the work. We dived deep. Every detail was scrutinized, studied and honed.
After exhaustive research, we restored existing ’50s-era tooling to the glory of its prime. We created new tooling to craft parts even more authentically. Manufacturing processes were upgraded and refined. New pickups were voiced for each guitar and bass. And much more. Watch the videos and look at the images to see some examples of the journey we took in researching these vintage instruments to make our newest American Vintage models.
All original specs are adhered to in this faithful reissue, including neck shape, fingerboard radius, hardware, pickups, and electronics. Features two new American Vintage Tele pickups and the original Tele bridge, premium ash body, and a tinted maple neck.
Fender American Vintage Series ’52 Telecaster Electric Guitar Features:
* Premium ash body
* Tinted maple neck
* Original Tele bridge
* Vintage-style pickups with vintage pickup switching
* Cloth-wrapped wire
* Wiring kit for modern switching conversion
* Ashtray bridge cover
* Vintage leather strap
Fender American Vintage Series ’52 Telecaster Electric Guitar Includes:
* Fender tweed hardshell case, ashtray bridge cover, wiring kit for conversion to modern switching, vintage leather strap, cable, polishing cloth
Luscious custom-shop touches for modern playability and tone!
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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