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Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar
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      Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar (H86360)
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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.

Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar Features:

  • 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


Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar Specifications:

  • Neck Shape: "U" Shape
    Number of Frets: 21
    Fret Size: Vintage Style Frets
    Position Inlays: Black Dot
    Fretboard Radius: 7.25" (18.41 cm)
    Neck Material: Maple
    Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
    Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
    Scale Length: 25.5" (64.8 cm)
    Neck Plate: Vintage Style 4 Bolt
    Truss Rod Nut: Original Vintage Style
    Electronics

    Pickup Configuration: S/S
    Bridge Pickup: American Vintage Tele® Single-Coil Pickup
    Neck Pickup: American Vintage Tele® Single-Coil Pickup
    Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Neck Pickup with Tone Control (Bright Vintage Circuit), Position 3. Neck Pickup with No Tone Control (Dark Vintage Circuit)
    Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
    Hardware

    Hardware: Chrome
    Bridge: Original Vintage Tele® Bridge with 3 Brass Saddles
    Bridge Cover/Tailpiece: Includes Chrome Bridge Cover
    String Nut: Synthetic Bone
    Switch Tip: "Barrel" Style Switch Tip
    Modern Wiring Kit: Includes Modern Wiring Kit
    Tools

    Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench: .050" Hex (Allen) Wrench
    Miscellaneous

    Strings: Fender® USA Super 250R, NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)
    Additional Comments: The introduction of the new American Vintage Series marks the return to original specifications with a sharper body edge, distinctive neck shapes and new pickups that replicate all of the physical and tonal aspects of the originals.
    Unique Features: "U" Shape Maple Neck, Black Dot Position Inlays, Vintage Styling, Synthetic Bone Nut


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  • It Has a Soul

    As reviewed by Darrell Waters on 8/7/2013

    I had been wanting to add a Tele' to my collection for a long time - a nice one. I was eying the American Deluxe. The Guitar Center had a '52 hanging next to the Deluxe, so I decided to do a side by side. I went back and forth, playing through a Fender '65 Reissue Deluxe Reverb amp for over an hour. I can only differentiate by the raw feel, and for reference I found the Tele' Deluxe to be a beautiful instrument. You know how sometimes when you sit down to play and you've got to think about what your playing - this riff, that song - guiding your playing, and then other times you sit down and hit a chord or a couple notes of a riff and suddenly you just start following a trail of music from the inside; creating on the spot; it just comes out of you? That was the difference. It was weird. Every time I picked up the Deluxe, I thought my way through what I was playing. Every time I picked up the '52, music just flowed; my own unique, unplanned output, and I loved it. I lost all thought. There was a visceral resonance with the '52, more so than with any other guitar I've ever played. Not only was the experience transcendent, it even smells good - old lacquer, found hiding at the back of some forgotten storeroom. I love this guitar; I think it's got a living soul of it's own.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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  • '52 Tele has a soul

    As reviewed by Darrell Waters on 8/19/2013

    I had been wanting to add a Tele' to my collection for a long time - a nice one. I was eying the American Deluxe. At the store they had a '52 hanging next to the Deluxe, so I decided to do a side-by-side. I went back and forth, playing through a Fender '65 Reissue Deluxe Reverb amp for over an hour. The Tele' Deluxe was a beautiful instrument, but in the end, the raw feel put the '52 in a different league. You know how sometimes when you sit down to play and you've got to think about what your playing - this riff, that song - guiding your playing, and then other times you sit down and hit a chord or a couple notes of a riff and suddenly music flows from the inside; it just comes out of you? That was the difference. Every time I picked up the Deluxe, I thought my way through what I was playing. Every time I picked up the '52, music just flowed. There was a visceral resonance with the '52, more so than with any other guitar I've ever played. Not only was it transcendent to play, it even smells good - old lacquer, found hiding at the back of some forgotten storeroom. I love this guitar; I think it's got a living soul of it's own.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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