A custom variation on a classic theme. One of Fender’s greatest guitars now boasts colors and features that could have been seen in 1952 but weren’t. Fender started with a lightweight ash body, chose one of their most popular neck shapes (the 10/’56), and installed a set of Twisted Tele pickups…

Built with the player in mind, it also has a flatter 9.5” fingerboard radius, taller 6105 frets and the Custom Shop’s most requested wiring and tone-control circuits (three-way switching and Greasebucket tone controls), gold hardware and an anodized gold pickguard. Available (for the first time) in three new colors.

Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster Relic

The Fender Custom Shop raised the bar with the introduction of the Relic series. The entire concept of a “reissue” completely changed with that introduction, and Fender have taken it even further by crafting actual replications using the same techniques and tooling used to create the original Fender instruments of years ago.

Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster Relic features:

  • Series: Time Machine
  • Neck Shape: 10/56 Large “V” Shape
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: 6105
  • Position Inlays: Black Dot
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5″ (24.1 cm)
  • Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
  • Nut Width: 1.650″ (42 mm)
  • Scale Length: 25.5″ (64.8 cm)
  • Pickup Configuration: S/S
  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop “Twisted” Tele Single-Coil
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop “Twisted” Tele Single-Coil
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Greasebucket Tone Circuit (Rolls off High Without Adding Bass)
  • Hardware Finish: Gold
  • Bridge: Vintage style, 3-saddle bridge
  • Colors: Aged Lake Placid Blue, Melon Candy, Candy Tangerine

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