This Fender Custom Shop '52 HS Telecaster in Aged White Blonde is in on trade and it is in great shape. The neck is straight, the frets are still crowned, and the truss rod is functioning properly. Included with the guitar is the original hardshell case and certificate of authenticity.
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 hand-wound Broadcaster 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 fully appreciate 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 put the pickup switch out of harm's way so there is no chance of you changing pickups while going crazy with the right hand.
The neck is a slimmed-down Nocaster U shape. 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 not thin but can't handle a baseball bat. Topped with 6100 frets and a 9.5" radius, this guitar plays incredibly well no matter the chord, scale, or position.
Aged White Blonde is a great color. The grain of the Ash body peaks through the trans finish gives its look plenty of depth. We have them select the Ash for its lightweight. Swamp Ash is getting increasingly rare and carries a massive premium these days! The prices on these will rise considerably when we start to see them again later this year.
Nobody treats used guitars like we do at The Music Gallery! All trade in's go through an inspection, cleaning, resting, and set up before being put out on sale. We even put guitars with bad frets through our Plek machine if need be. If this service piques your interest learn more here or give us a call!