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Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster Journeyman Relic with Case, Maple Fingerboard - Aged Nocaster Blonde

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Even though there were earlier designs, 1952 is considered the first year of production for the venerable Tele[reg], and the 1952 Telecaster Relic is a premium example of this design, slightly tweaked for modern players. All the classic "Blackguard" touches are here: 1-ply Black phenolic pickguard, ash body with classic Blonde finish and medium-tint riftsawn maple neck with "'52 U"-shaped profile. The first Telecaster had some subtle changes from the '51 nocaster, including a slow transition from slot-head screws to Phillips-head, reflected here by both types appearing (as happened on some models). Three different lacquer finish packages are available, giving it everything from the look of a well-loved instrument, to the aesthetics of a tried-and-true road dog. Not only does a lacquer finish let the body wood "breathe" with sustain, it wears in a personal way and is an authentic original-era element.

We wanted to give this guitar the fattest, gruntiest tone youve ever heard from a Tele, so we loaded it with a pair of Hand-Wound '51 Loaded Nocaster single-coil pickups, tied together with Fat '50s Tele wiring and a 3-way pickup switch. Other features include 9.5"-radius fingerboard, 21 6105 frets, '51/'54 bridge with brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and round string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.

Specifications
Series: Time Machine
Colour: Aged Nocaster Blonde
Body: Ash
Body Finish: Lacquer
Body Shape: Telecaster[reg]
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Tinted Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Shape: 1952 "U"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Frets Size: 6105 Narrow Tall
String Nut: Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays: Black Dots
Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster[reg]
Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster[reg]
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SS
Bridge: 3-Saddle Strings-Thru-Body Tele[reg] Bridge
Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top
Strings: Nickel Plated Steel .010-.046 Gauges
Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity
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