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1952 Fender Telecaster – Blond
We present an all original 1952 Fender Telecaster in Blond finish – Blackguard. Made in Fullerton, california.
This beautiful 1952 Fender Telecaster was purchased back in the 80’s from the previous owner. Overall, this is in incredible clean condition with extremely minor play wear such as nicks , dings and a dark spot on the back after setting in so many years. This is one of the cleanest Blackguard we’ve ever had.
This guitar features a solid ash body, a unique great grained maple neck profile with black dot position markers. Single “round” string tree. Headstock decal with “Fender” spaghetti logo in silver and “Telecaster” in black below. Original individual “no-name” Kluson Deluxe tuners with oval metal buttons and slot-head screws. The tuners are in perfect working order with the stamped “235677/PAT. APPLD” Single-ply black Bakelite pickguard with five (slot-head) screws.
Pickups a great and well balanced “black-bottom” pickup with slot-head adjusting screws with an one black six-polepiece “copper-coated metal plate bottom” pickup with flush pole pieces.
The two controls (one volume, one blender) plus three-way “tone” switch (with slot-head screws) and original “patent number” black plastic “barrel-like” tip. Shorter chrome knobs with more pronounced domes and heavy knurled sides. This Fender Telecaster combined bridge/tailpiece with three (flat-ground on bottom) brass saddles and slot-head intonation adjustment screws. Serial number on the bridge plate beneath the words “FENDER/PAT. PEND.” The three-way switch is stamped “CRL 1452.
The original Butterscotch finish has beautiful creamy color. The lovely grain of the ash body shows very well through the Blond finish and this 71th years old Fender Telecaster is quite simply one of very special 1952 Telecasters that we have ever owned.
Pickups and the electronics wiring remain untouched and intact, with no broken solder joints, no re-wound pickups. All original and correct.
Comes with its original “thermometer” case with chocolate brown plush lining.
- Neck date: TG3-18-52 ( 18th of March 1952 )
- Neck pocket / body date: T.G 3-4-52 ( 4th of March 1952 )
- Pot dates: Invisible because of the original soldering
- Bridge pickup: 6.9 kOhm
- Neck Pickup: 6.6 kOhm
- Weight: 3.220 kilograms