This used Fender Custom Shop 1952 H/S Telecaster Relic in Two Tone Sunburst is here on trade and weighs 7 lbs 4 oz. The neck is straight, the frets are still crowned, and the truss rod functions properly. It includes its original hardshell case, and case candy.
This is a seriously cool Tele Relic with a beefy-sounding Seymour Duncan Antiquity Humbucker in the neck position. This pickup adds an extra dimension to the tones this guitar can produce. Still a classic Tele in the bridge, thanks to a hand-wound Broadcaster single-coil pickup, so 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 see the benefits of until they experience it. Having the Volume control within 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 puts the pickup switch out of harm's way so there is no chance of you changing pickups while going crazy with your right hand.
The neck profile is a slimmed-down Nocaster U shape, carved from a single piece of Rift-Sawn Maple. Thicker than an early 60's C shape 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 that isn't thin but can't handle a baseball bat. It is topped with 6100 frets and a 9.5" fingerboard radius, this guitar plays incredibly well no matter the chord, scale, or position. 25.5" scale length and 1.650" nut width team for an unmistakable Fender Feel.
Two-Tone Sunburst is a great original finish dating back to 1954 and the introduction of the Stratocaster. We have the Custom Shop select the Ash for its weight. Swamp Ash is getting increasingly rare and carries a massive premium these days! This guitar weighs in at 7 lbs 4 oz.
The Music Gallery has been a Fender Custom Shop dealer since its formation in 1987. We keep a bevy of Fender Custom Shop instruments in stock at all times. Whether you're looking for a Stratocaster, Telecaster, Precision Bass, Jazz Basses, Jaguar, or Jazzmaster, we can help you design or find the special instrument you're looking for!