Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster, Butterscotch Blonde - Box Opened

£1,389.00 RRP £1,419.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 79600

  • Ash Body with Fender Flash Finish Lacquer
  • Classic 1952 Design, Butterscotch Blonde
  • American Vintage '52 Tele® Single-Coil Pickups
  • Maple "U" Shape Neck
  • Deluxe Fender Tweed Hardcase Included

Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster, Butterscotch Blonde - Box Opened

The Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster is an Ash bodied tele with features and specs based on the finest examples of original '52 models. This American Vintage Tele has an ultra thin 'flash lacquer' nitrocellulose finish which allows the wood to breathe for ultimate resonance and sustain. The American Vintage '52 single-coil pickups in this guitar have been specifically designed and wound to replicate the original 50s models, producing the ultimate vintage Fender tone.

Please note, the box has been opened as part of our quality control inspections and as such all the seals have been broken. The item itself is brand new and has never been used.

This is a great opportunity to buy a fully functioning product at a discounted price, supplied with a one year warranty.

Product Ref: 79600

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American Vintage, The Ultimate Reissue

The Fender American Vintage series is the ultimate collection of vintage reissue electric guitars. To create this impressive series, Fender gathered examples of original 50s Telecasters from a wide range of musicians and collectors. These guitars were then meticulously examined and their defining features were replicated to create the vintage reissue.

Flash Lacquer Finish

This '52 RI Tele is finished with a Flash Finish nitrocellulose lacquer. A thin nitro coat is considered the ultimate finish as it's susceptible to turning smokey and ages naturally to give a vintage aesthetic. The flash coat of lacquer on this guitar allows its Ash body to resonate and sustain more than a guitar with a thicker finish.

Overall Quality and Period Accuracy

The American Vintage '52 Telecaster has been refined with great features through the body, neck and pickups, combining the best of other '52 Tele specimens to create the best of the best. This includes a big, deep Maple neck with a "U" shape profile, Ash body with a single-ply black pickguard, Butterscoth Blonde nitrocellulose finish, a more comfortable sculpted headstock volute and vintage tuner spacing.

The new pickups are named for their purpose - New American Vintage '52 Tele® single-coil pickups in the bridge and neck, with a three position pickup switch. The bridge also boasts Original Vintage Tele® quality with 3 brass saddles and a barrel style switch tip.

Included Accessories

  • Vintage '52 Tele Strap
  • Cable
  • Cloth
  • Vintage Wiring Kit
  • '50s Tele Information Kit
  • Bridge Cover
  • Owner's Manual
  • Saddle Height Wrench


Body & Bridge

  • Body: Ash, Telecaster® Shape
  • Bridge: Original Vintage Tele® with 3 Brass Saddles
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck: Maple, "U" Shape
  • Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25" Radius
  • No. of Frets: 21
  • Scale Length: 25.5"(648 mm)
  • Width at Nut: 1.650"(42 mm)

Pickups & Hardware

  • Pickups: New American Vintage '52 Tele® Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge), New American Vintage '52 Tele® Single-Coil Pickup (Neck)
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade

    • Position 1. Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups
    • Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Tuning Machines: Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style
  • Hardware: Chrome