Here’s a Fender Custom Shop relic 52 Tele in Nocaster blonde, with Fender’s “flash coat” lacquer finish and 51 modified NoCaster wiring — first position is the bridge pickup and you can use what is normally the tone pot to blend in as much neck pickup as you like. Position 2 is the neck pickup, position three is also the neck pickup with some of the highs rolled off, not the dull vintage “bass” setting, but very tasteful and useful, great with overdrive.  Also includes an extra Fat 50s modern Tele control plate if you prefer the more modern 3-way switching.

Fender sez: The 1952 Fender Telecaster is the quintessential electric guitar that started it all and is still a favorite after all these years. Simplicity of design and the alluring tone that only a Tele® can produce have graced countless recordings and stages over its long lifespan, and the Custom Shop ’52 Telecaster captures the original essence in all its glory. The guitar features a two-piece select ash body, a one-piece rift sawn maple neck with a comfortable ’57 “soft V” profile, vintage compound-radius (7.25”-9.5”) fingerboard and 21 narrow tall (6105) frets for comfortable play in all registers.

Custom Shop hand-wound ’50/’51 Blackguard pickups provide perfect vintage-correct tone in combination with ’51 modified Nocaster wiring, which lets the player blend both pickups together in switch position 1. Other features include a single-ply black phenolic pickguard, ’51-’54 Tele bridge with brass barrel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and disk string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

Condition: New, relic; Body: Ash; Neck: 57 Style Soft V (.880-950), 7.25-9.5 compound radius; Nut: 1.650; Color: Nocaster blonde; Pickups: handwound 50-51 Blackguard; Scale: 25.5; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course)