Fender American Vintage guitars are built 100% to vintage specifications. Tastefully acknowledging the great history and heritage of Fender throughout the 50s and 60s, the new 2012 American Vintage guitars bring to life classic Fender instruments of the early years of electric guitars in a modern, period-accurate form.
The American Vintage ’52 Tele is perfectly-sculpted to vintage specifications with a lot of attention paid to the heel, neck profile and radius for a truly authentic 52 Tele feel. The new Fender “Flash Coat Lacquer” finish is designed to provide an authentic look and allow the natural resonances of the wood to breathe and resonate freely.
With its big maple neck, the 1952 Telecaster was a landmark guitar in Fender history, and nowhere is today’s re-dedication to detail more evident than on the American Vintage ’52 Telecaster, which returns to the fold with body, neck and pickups refined with the best features (tones, curves, perimeters, radii and more) from a handful of extraordinary ’52 Tele specimens we examined. Premium features include an ash body with a singe-ply black pickguard and thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish in lighter Butterscotch Blonde, deep maple neck with “U”-shaped profile and generously rolled edges, sculpted headstock volute for even more first-position comfort, long-lost recessed-top “barrel” switch tip, vintage tuner spacing for truly straight string pull over the bone nut, vintage-style bridge with three brass saddles, and knurled chrome domed control knobs.
This pre-owned, but immaculate model comes with a Fender certified certificate of authenticity, leather strap and vintage hard case.