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Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar
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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:

  • Body
    Body shape: Single cutaway
    Body type: Solid body
    Body material: Solid wood
    Top wood: Not applicable
    Body wood: Ash
    Body finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
    Orientation: Right handed
    Neck
    Neck shape: U
    Neck wood: Maple
    Joint: Bolt-on
    Scale length: 25.5"
    Truss rod: Standard
    Neck finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
    Fretboard
    Material: Maple
    Radius: 7.25"
    Fret size: Vintage-style
    Number of frets: 21
    Inlays: Dot
    Nut width: 1.65" (42mm)
    Pickups
    Configuration: SS
    Neck: American vintage '52 Tele
    Middle: Not applicable
    Bridge: American vintage '52 Tele
    Brand: Fender
    Active or passive: Passive
    Series or parallel: Series
    Piezo: No
    Active EQ: No
    Special electronics: Vintage wiring
    Controls
    Control layout: Separate volume, tone
    Pickup switch: 3-way
    Coil tap or split: No
    Kill switch: No
    Hardware
    Bridge type: Fixed
    Bridge design: 3-saddle vintage-style
    Tailpiece: Not applicable
    Tuning machines: Vintage-style
    Color: Chrome
    Other
    Number of strings: 6-string
    Special features: Pickups
    Case: Hardshell case
    Accessories: Vintage six-saddle bridge and modern wiring kit
    Country of origin: United States




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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.

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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.

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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