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2012 Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster (NEW SPECS)

  • Price:$1805.00

introduced in 1951 by leo fender's then small los angeles county-based musical instrument operation, the telecaster is arguably the most-popular electric guitar ever, transcending genres and generations. everyone from jimmy bryant to les paul to barney kessel played the fender tele. not only did it become tremendously popular with the working-class western swing and country bands, but with the rise of rock & roll, the fender tele became standard hollywood studio issue. by the end of the decade it was everywhere, from tv to radio and beyond. james burton also known as the "master of the fender telecaster" played a tele just like this one on nearly every ricky nelson hit from 1958 to 1967 and backed elvis presley from 1969 until presley's death in 1977. the fender tele is the sound of rock and roll!  

this fender american vintage '52 telecaster takes you back to 1952, a time when solidbody electric guitars were new, and forging music's electric future. this guitar has that famously fat maple neck, and that famously fat tone. this guitar has all the vibe of the original '52 tele, built to the original specs. this new for 2012 fender american vintage '52 telecaster is different from the avr teles from previous years. for this one, fender tracked down several of the original '52s and exhaustively analyzed them to ensure a painstaking level of vintage accuracy. every facet of the original instruments, including minute details such as curves, perimeters, radii and more, was examined, measured, evaluated, and ultimately incorporated into this american vintage '52 tele. what you see in this remarkable guitar is more than the sum of its parts. it's a highly playable recreation of an iconic instrument that changed music forever. 

with fender's american vintage '52 telecaster, there's genius in the details. this remarkable guitar's beauty, tone, and playability are no accident. it starts with the classic ash body, the simple single-ply black pickguard and a thin fender flash coat nitrocellulose lacquer finish in classic butterscotch blonde. then, there's the fat u-profile maple neck with rolled fingerboard edges and 21 vintage style frets, a sculpted headstock volute for enhanced first-position comfort, and vintage tuner spacing for true "straight string pull" over a bone nut. of course, you also get a vintage-style bridge with three brass saddles, and knurled chrome dome tele control knobs. if you're a fan of early teles then this is the one to buy!.

since its introduction in the early 1980s, fender's american vintage series has been the go-to source for the last word in original-era model year guitars. with today's new american vintage guitars, fender has gone back to the drawing board with new features, new specs and the most fanatical level of vintage accuracy yet. they've restored original tooling dies, voiced new pickups, reformulated vintage colors, and more - based on actual vintage guitars. this guitar weighs 7 lb. 5.5 oz. from its flawless vintage looks, to its impeccable tone and playing feel, there's pure magic in this fender american vintage '52 telecaster!

features include:
fabulously chunky u-profile maple neck
ash body
fender flash coat nitrocellulose lacquer butterscotch blonde finish
maple neck
maple, 7.25" radius fretboard
american vintage '52 single-coil pickups
single-line "fender deluxe" vintage-style tuners
string-through hardtail bridge/tailpiece with three compensated brass saddles
master volume, master tone, 3-way pickup selector
sculpted headstock volute for enhanced first-position comfort
includes vintage '52 tele strap, cable, cloth, vintage wiring kit, bridge cover, saddle height wrench
deluxe vintage tweed case, owner's manual and '50s tele information kit.   

this guitar is the mojo of the masters, captured and electrified in one historical "plank" of wood!

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