Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater Special '52 Telecaster - Dakota Red, Heavy Relic No Longer Available

Heavy Relic Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck and Fingerboard, 2 Single-coil Pickups, and Hardshell Case - Dakota Red
Item ID: Tele52HRMDKR

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Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater Special '52 Telecaster - Dakota Red, Heavy Relic
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A Sweetwater Special Heavy Relic '52 Tele!

The Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater Special '52 Telecaster is a killer take on this classic instrument. The "battered Tele" is arguably the gold standard in solidbody electric guitar mojo; the Sweetwater Special '52 Tele gives you the twang, bite, and vibe of the original - without costly visits to your luthier. This axe may look a half-century old, but it sports a supremely playable modern 9.5" radius and 6105 frets on its chunky U-shaped neck. Topped off with superb-sounding custom shop pickups and custom wiring, the Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater Special '52 Telecaster is a music time machine par excellence.

Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater Special '52 Telecaster at a Glance:
  • The Heavy Relic treatment = real deal visuals
  • Custom Shop pickups serve up period-correct Tele twang
  • It's all about playing feel
The Heavy Relic treatment = real deal visuals

Fender Custom Shop's Relic treatment creates instruments that are spittin' images of the originals. Without sneaking a look at the neck heel stamps, you'd be hard-pressed to distinguish the Custom Shop Sweetwater Special '52 Telecaster from the real deal! A period-correct nitrocellulose lacquer finish gives the guitar a timeless, classic look, while the relic process gives you a guitar that looks like it's seen its share of hard touring. Nitro finishes - standard back in the '60s - are significantly thinner than today's polyurethane finishes, allowing the guitar to "breathe." Nitro finishes not only look vintage-y wonderful; they also enhance the instrument's tonal qualities.

Custom Shop pickups serve up period-correct Tele twang

The Fender Custom Shop's Sweetwater Special '52 Telecaster is loaded with a pair of Fender Custom Shop single-coil pickups that deliver all the legendary Tele chunk, twang, and bite of an original mid-'50s Tele. So if authentic '50 Tele sound is your thing - the Sweetwater Special '52 Tele is the cost-effective way to get it.

It's all about playing feel

The Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater Special '52 Telecaster looks totally vintage, and it plays like butter. If you savor the feel of a played-in guitar with perfect fretwork and with spot-on intonation, we've got your axe right here! The Sweetwater Special '52 Telecaster sports 6105 medium jumbo frets and a 9.5" radius so you can shred and bend up high without fear of fretting out. It's the best of old and new!

Fender Custom Shop Sweetwater Special '52 Telecaster Features:
  • Heavy Relic treatment = half-century old looks; modern playability
  • Fender's classic U neck shape serves up outstanding feel
  • 2-piece alder body
  • Two Custom Shop Tele pickups for legendary twang and bite
  • 6105 (medium jumbo) frets let you bend up high without fretting out
  • Hardshell case included

Fender Custom Shop's Sweetwater Special '52 Telecaster is the real deal for vintage Tele fans!
NOTE: This product is available in the United States only - no international sales.

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Manufacturer Part Number 9231004543

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See also: Solidbody Guitars, Fender Custom Shop, Fender Custom Shop Solidbody Guitars