This is a seriously cool Tele with a beefy sounding Seymour Duncan Antiquity Humbucker in the neck position. This adds an extra dimension to the tones this guitar can produce. Still a classic Tele in the bridge thanks to a handwound Broadcaster pickup from Jospehina, this guy can go from bright, biting and snarling to fat soaring leads with some serious low end beef that sounds perfect for comping Jazz chords.
I immediately appreciated the Reversed Control Plate. A feature many don't fully appreciate until they experience it. Having the Volume control with in reach of your pinky is a huge plus, especially if you fidget with the controls a lot. Even a manual tremolo is easily pulled off with the modded location. This also put the pickup switch out of harms way so there is no chance of you changing pickups while going crazy with the right hand.
The neck is a mid 60’s C shape; a perfectly medium sized neck. Thicker than an early 60's but with less heft than a Nocaster. It's a very friendly feeling neck profile for those of us with average hands who want something Not Thin. Topped with 6100 frets and a 9.5" radius, this guitar plays incredibly well no matter the chord, scale or position.
Sunset Orange Transparent is a great color. Think Gretsch Orange on a Tele. Throwing the black pickguard was an obvious choice giving this guitar an edgy look, far from the traditional colors you usually find on a classic guitar. This guitar is well suited for practically any genre that doesn't involve true high gain scenarios.
Fender Custom Shop
'52 Telecaster Relic
Sunset Orange Transparent
Nitro Lacquer Finish
Mid 60’s C Shaped Neck
.860 - .920
Seymour Duncan Antiquity Humbucker
Handwound Broadcaster Bridge Pickup
Reversed Control Plate
3 Way Switch
3 Saddle Vintage Bridge
3 Brass Saddles
Weighs 7 lbs 8 oz
Original Hardshell Case
Certificate of Authenticity
Return Policy: We allow a 48 hour approval period. In the event of a return, the buyer pays shipping both ways. The instrument must be returned in original condition as it was shipped with all hang tags, certificates and warranty cards.