Fender has boldly cleared the slate to make way for a fresh American Vintage series with new features, new specs and the most meticulous level of vintage accuracy yet. With its big maple neck, the 1952 Telecaster was a landmark guitar in Fender history, and nowhere is today’s re-dedication to detail more evident than on the Fender American Vintage ’52 Telecaster, which returns to the fold with body, neck and pickups refined with the best features (tones, curves, perimeters, radii and more) from a handful of extraordinary ’52 Tele specimens we examined.

Fender American Vintage ’52 Telecaster

The American Vintage series introduces an all-new lineup of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With key features and pivotal design elements spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, new American Vintage series instruments delve deep into Fender’s roots—expertly preserving an innovative U.S. guitar-making legacy and vividly demonstrating like never before that Fender not only knows where it’s going, but also remembers where it came from.

Fender American Vintage ’52 Telecaster features:
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  • Body: Ash
  • Neck Shape: “U” Shape
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Vintage Style Frets
  • Fretboard Radius: 7.25″ (18.41 cm)
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: New Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
  • Nut Width: 1.650” (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
  • Truss Rods: Vintage-Style Heel Adjust
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: New American Vintage ’52 Tele Single-Coil Pickup (Bridge)
  • Neck Pickup: New American Vintage ’52 Tele Single-Coil Pickup (Neck)
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Bridge: Original Vintage Tele Bridge with 3 Brass Saddles
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Tuning Machines: Single Line “Fender Deluxe” Vintage Style
  • Colour: Butterscotch Blonde
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