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Fender 52 Telecaster Relic Blonde

Even though there were earlier designs, 1952 is considered the first year of production for the venerable Tele®, 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 you’ve 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.

Product Specs
Model Name 1952 Telecaster® Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, Aged Nocaster Blonde
Model #9235000836
Series Time Machine
Country Of Origin US
Colour Aged Nocaster Blonde
Body Ash
Body Finish Lacquer
Body Shape Telecaster®
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 Dot
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster®
Neck Pickup Custom Shop Hand-Wound Loaded '51 Nocaster®
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 American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele® with Brass Saddles
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
Dimensions 6.40x17.50x43.60 IN
Weight 23.35 LB
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