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1952 Fender Telecaster – Blond
We present an all original 1952 Fender Telecaster in Blond – Blackguard. Made in Fullerton, california.
This 70th year-old Butterscotch Blond Fender telecaster sounds and plays fantastic. We bought it from our friend; Terry Foster’s personal collection. Terry Foster made the famous book: Fender the golden age. Exact this guitar is also featured in the Blackguard calendar 2021.
This beautiful 1952 fender Telecaster has a solid ash body and a wonderful medium-to-thick profile fretted maple neck with 21 frets and black dot position markers. Single “round” string tree. Headstock decal with “Fender” spaghetti logo in silver and “Telecaster” in black below it. Original Individual “no-name” Kluson Deluxe tuners with oval metal buttons and slot-head screws.
The tuning keys are stamped “235677/PAT. APPLD” on the bottom base on the plain metal-cover “black-bottom” pickup with slot-head adjusting screws with an one black six-polepiece “copper-coated metal plate bottom” pickup with flush polepieces Single-ply black Bakelite pickguard with five (slot-head) screws. Two controls (one volume, one blender) plus three-way “tone” switch (with slot-head screws) and original “patent number” black plastic “barrel-like” tip, all on metal plate adjoining pickguard. 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 solder joints are covering the stamping on the both of the potentiometers, but nothing has ever been touched in this guitar. The three-way switch is stamped “CRL 1452. Overall, this historical piece is in excellent condition with minor nicks, dings, finish checking and other cosmetic play wear. The original Butterscotch finish has mellowed to a rich, creamy color. The lovely grain of the ash body shows very well through the Blond finish and this 70th years old Fender Telecaster is quite simply one of the best 1952 Telecasters that we have ever seen.The original frets and nut has plenty of life left.
Pickups and the electronics wiring remain untouched and intact, with no broken solder joints, no re-wound pickups. All original and correct.
Even comes with its original “thermometer” case with chocolate brown plush lining. Complete with its original “ashtray” bridge cover.
- Scale length: 25 1/2 inches
- Nut width: 1 5/8 inches.
- Neck date: TG 5-31-52.
- Neck pocket / body date: “Tadeo 5-28-52.
- Pot dates: invisible because of the original soldering.
- Bridge pickup: 7.4 kOhm.
- Neck Pickup: 6.49 kOhm.
- Weight 3.5 kilogram.