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Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar Butterscotch Blonde Maple Neck

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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 Am... Read More

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Overview

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.

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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FenderAmerican Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Fun to play (6)
  • Good feel (5)
  • Good tone (5)
  • Good pick up (4)
  • Solid electronics (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (4)
  • Practicing (4)
  • Recording (4)
  • Small venues (4)
  • Rock concerts (3)
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    • Experienced (4)

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The best guitar ever. Looks good, plays good, and ...

By Thumper

from Maryland

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Rock Concerts
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

    Playing in church. Nothing but the best for JESUS

     
    5.0

    The perfect guitar

    By R.Hill

    from Mission Viejo

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Good Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

        I used to have a '96 model reissue. Within a couple months of acquiring the new line, I got rid of the old one. The neck on the old one was tiny, while the new ones have some beef to them. I was bowled over by the sustain coming from this one. When held up high against your chest you can feel the sounds coming off this guitar unlike anything I've ever experienced. It's been said countless times before, Leo got it right the first time. I highly recommend this guitar.

         
        5.0

        Absolutely awesome guitar!!!

        By Bossa Guy

        from Carrollton, TX

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fun To Play
        • Good Feel
        • Good Pick Up
        • Good Tone
        • Solid Electronics

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

          As a professional musician, I need a dependable instrument that can be a work horse in a gig situation. This guitar gets it done.

           
          5.0

          Great Tele

          By adahugs

          from San Diego

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Rock Concerts
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            Love the vintage look. A lot of fun to play...especially for blues. Great classic fender sound.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Its the same old song.

            By Non

            from Miami

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Hendrix
            • Like Hedrix Palm Sliding
            • Perfect Now
            • Playing Blues
            • Screws Cut When
            • The Brass Saddles The
            • Took To Shave Them

            Cons

            • And Moving Palm For Sound
            • As I Said
            • Comfort Of Of Saddle
            • Ezy Fix
            • Screws Irritate Hand
            • While Palm Muting

            Best Uses

            • Jamming
            • Love It
            • Practicing
            • Recording
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

            No different than the MIM reis
            sue

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Love how it plays!

            By Kim

            from Bloomington, Minnesota

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fun To Play
            • Good Feel
            • Good Pick Up
            • Good Tone
            • Solid Electronics

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                Not used to the E strings being so close to the neck edges. Been playing a Gibson 335 for awhile and an acoustic 1972 Takamine 0028 knock-off(F310S). But, I'll get used to it!

                (12 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                '52 Tele has a soul

                By Darrell Waters

                from Littleton, CO

                Comments about Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                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.

                (9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                It Has a Soul

                By Darrell Waters

                from Littleton, CO

                Comments about Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar:

                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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