The Fender Custom Shop do some pretty special things, and with the Custom Shop '52 Telecaster they hark right back to the early days of Leo Fenders vision.
The lightweight Ash body is finished in a Vibrant Honey Burst nitro lacquer, period correct, this finish will wear beautifully with time and develop its own character even further. It also allows the natural resonance of the body to sing and sustain much more effectively compared with other finishes. The NOS finish gives the appearance of a New Old Stock guitar, one that has been perfectly preserved since 1952 and doesn't feature any kind of ageing or relic work.
The rift sawn Maple neck has a smooth, authentic, vintage feel. With a 9.50" radius, Modern C shape, 21 frets and a 25.5"scale length, it's a real joy to play.
With the Telecaster design being considered by many to be the original workhorse guitar, the Custom Shop '52 Telecaster needs a pickup pairing that can deliver the classic Tele' twang. With a Twisted Tele' pickup at the neck and a 51 Nocaster at the bridge, it boasts a versatile and well balanced selection.
The original '52 Telecasters are the stuff of legend, a real collector's piece. This Custom Shop '52, well that's a player's guitar!