2006 Fender American Vintage 1952 Reissue Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde
Up for sale, a 2006 Fender Telecaster '52 Reissue from the American Vintage series in excellent, near mint condition and in perfect working order. One of the most popular and enduring USA made Fender reissues, the '52 Telecaster has the classic transparent Butterscotch Blonde finish over an ash body with chrome hardware and single ply black pickguard. Featherweight at under 8lbs, this Tele sparkles and chimes with the best, delivering the sinewy snap and hollow twang that put Fender on the map over six decades ago. Finished in nitro lacquer, this Tele is quite acoustically resonant, feeling very solid when you dig in and sustaining well with good harmonic content.
The neck profile is a chunky C that fills the palm and has just a hint of a V near the center of the back of the profile, indicative of what you'd find on a vintage 1952 Tele. The 1 5/8" nut, 7 1/4" fretboard radius and immaculate vintage style fretwire will feel intuitive and comfortable to any Fender fan, and the one-piece maple neck with matching fretboard cap is constructed just like the originals with truss rod access at the heel.
All of the electronics are stock and untouched, with Fender's black bobbin pickups, cloth wiring and full size CTS pots. The chrome hardware and brass bridge saddles are in fantastic shape, contrasting nicely with the prominent grain of the ash showing through the transparent finish. Fender even went to the trouble of using all flat head screws for an authentic look! Cosmetically, the guitar shows almost no notable wear, besides a small paint chip on the paint at the start of the cutaway.
While this is a popular Fender reissue, this is easily one of the nicest examples we've seen, with extremely prominent grain in the ash body wood, and a notably resonant acoustic tone. It is one of the best playing '52 reissue Teles out there.
The "ashtray" bridge cover and a second bridge with six adjustable saddles are included, as these were part of Fender's case candy package.