Fender Custom Shop 1952 Time Machine Heavy Relic Telecaster - Nocaster Blonde

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, 2 Single-coil Pickups, and Heavy Relic Finish - 3-color Sunburst
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Fender Custom Shop 1952 Time Machine Heavy Relic Telecaster - Nocaster Blonde
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A Heavy Relic '52 Tele!

Get back to the age of the original workhorse guitar with the Fender Custom Shop 1952 Time Machine Heavy Relic Telecaster solidbody electric guitar. The 52 Heavy Relic Tele sports a hand-selected, nitro-finished ash body, a satisfying U-profile maple neck with a modern 9.5" radius and 6105 frets, a vintage bridge with brass saddles, modern Tele wiring, and Custom Shop Nocaster pickups. With stunning vintage visuals, optimized playability, and perfectly tweaked Tele twang, the Fender Custom Shop 1952 Time Machine Heavy Relic Telecaster is the genuine article.

Fender Custom Shop 1952 Time Machine Heavy Relic Telecaster at a Glance:
  • Custom Shop NoCaster pickups for authentic Tele tone
  • Greasebucket tone circuit = no more mud
  • Heavy relic finish and hardware for vintage vibe
Custom Shop NoCaster pickups for authentic Tele tone

The Fender Custom Shop 1952 Time Machine Heavy Relic Telecaster is fitted with a Custom Shop NoCaster pickup set, giving you the traditional Tele twang you would expect with this phenomenal instrument. These pickups deliver the classic and sought-after tone of a true vintage axe (just ask any of the Tele fanatics here at Sweetwater).

Greasebucket tone circuit = no more mud

Have you noticed how your note definition can suffer when you roll your tone knob back? Of course there are lots of tone circuit designs out there, but the Greasebucket tone circuit in the Fender Custom Shop 1952 Time Machine Heavy Relic Telecaster lets you roll off highs without affecting low frequencies. That means you can get mellow, subdued tones without your tone getting muddy and indistinct. At Sweetwater we know many players never touch their tone control - but maybe that's because they don't have the Greasebucket tone circuit.

Heavy relic finish and hardware for vintage vibe

As you can imagine, a true 1952 Tele would show signs of wear and tear, and this Fender Custom Shop 1952 Time Machine Heavy Relic Telecaster electric guitar is finished to represent those years of playing. The heavily-worn finish on the body and neck, and the aged and rusty hardware will make you wonder if it really isn't a true vintage guitar. Collectors in the know will tell you that it was in 1952 that the Telecaster was honed and perfected into the form we know and love today, and this 1952 Time Machine Heavy Relic Telecaster is sure to please even the pickiest of guitar lovers.

Fender Custom Shop 1952 Time Machine Heavy Relic Telecaster Features:
  • Heavily-aged Telecaster with premium lacquer finish
  • Fender's classic Nocaster "U" neck profile serves up outstanding feel
  • 9.5" radius and 6105 (medium jumbo) frets let you bend up high without fretting out
  • Custom Shop Nocaster pickups provide classic Tele tone
  • Greasebucket tone control maintains your overall gain level while rolling off highs
  • Tweed hardshell case included
This Fender Custom Shop 1952 Time Machine Heavy Relic 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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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Telecaster
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Ash
Body Finish Lacquer
Color Nocaster Blonde
Neck Material Maple
Neck Shape Nocaster "U"
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Inlay Black Dots
Number of Frets 21
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.650"
Nut Material Micarta
Bridge/Tailpiece '52 Telecaster Bridge
Tuners American Vintage
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Custom Shop NoCaster
Bridge Pickup Custom Shop NoCaster
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Tone, 3-way pickup selector
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number 1550052899

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