Fender Custom Shop's 1952 Telecaster is a faithful recreation of a first-year vintage Fender Telecaster. This is a prime example of a "Blackguard" Tele, with all the accompaniments you've come to expect: a 1-ply black pickguard, ash body finished in Aged Nocaster Blonde, and a thick neck profile. If you're a fan of a chunky in-hand feel, then this guitar's "'52 U"-shaped profile will put you right at home. Pickups-wise, this Tele is outfitted with a pair of Hand-Wound '51 Loaded Nocaster single-coils, along with Fat '50s Tele wiring and 3-way switching. This combination of electronics gives it exceptional tonal versatility while also being one of the fattest-sounding Fenders you've heard. Plus, it's aged to perfection, with a tasteful Closet Classic finish package that gives it the look of a well-loved vintage Fender.
Cosmetic Condition: Excellent overall condition. This guitar has a few minor surface scratches, but these are quite small and only show in direct light. Plus, it comes with fresh strings and low action, courtesy of Cream City Music's signature setup.
Neck: Maple (Rift Sawn) neck with 52 Style "U" profile, black micarta inlays, Sanko 6105 frets, and bone nut.
-Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .850"
-Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .950"
Body: Ash body finished in Nocaster Blonde, with black pickguard, chrome/nickel hardware plating, and Tele 51-54 bridge.
Electronics: 2 Hand-Wound '51 Loaded Nocaster single-coils with Fat '50s Tele wiring and 3-way switching.
Case: Original hardshell case included.
Weight: 7 lbs. 6.4 oz.