The Tone Entire Genres are Built Upon!Get to the heart of what makes the Tele such a timeless electric guitar! Play Fender's Awesome American Vintage '52 Telecaster and you'll immediately understand why this guitar has appealed to so many players over so many years. All the hallmarks are here, from the pair of American Vintage single-coil pickups to the 2-knob/3-way switch controls to the iconic single-cutaway design. It's your perfect pathway to both country-fried twang and smooth, full tones. You're gonna love this guitar-shaped wayback machine!
You won't believe you're looking at a brand-new Tele! Fender did an amazing job bringing an early '50s Telecaster to life with this model, and you'll simply love playing and hearing it. You get a very cool tone circuit; position 1 gives you the bright, twangy bridge pickup. Position 2 selects the neck pickup and also lets you control the tone. Position 3 (the "Dark Vintage" circuit) disables the tone control. Very cool! Plus, if you ever want to update to a more conventional "bridge/both/neck" configuration, you're in luck: Fender threw in that very switch kit as a handy extra, so you're all set.
Love the twang? Want to rock the house? How about bluesey grit? Pick up a genuine Fender Telecaster and you can do it all! You know and love this icon of a solidbody electric guitar; from Nashville to New York City to New Orleans to Nor Cal (and everywhere in-between), axe-slingers all over the place swear by the versatile Tele. Why? Start with the history: over a half-century after the first Telecaster flew out of Fullerton, California, this solidbody retains essentially the same design. That's doing it right the first time! The classic pickup arrangement, easy switching, comfortable neck shape, and time-tested hardware combine to give you exactly what you want out of an electric guitar, no matter what kind of music you play.
Springsteen plays one. So does Tom Petty. And Andy Summers from the Police. Want to talk twang? Look no further than the Teles strapped to Merle Haggard or the legendary James Burton. Keith Richards brought dozens of rock's most memorable licks to life on a Tele, and Joe Strummer used his Telecaster to blend punk's snarl with smart songcraft. Don't forget Roy Buchanan and Albert Collins; their Teles helped to define electric blues. And, who can forget all those amazing R&B records Steve Cropper put his Telecaster magic on? We're just scratching the surface here, folks... you simply can't go wrong when you strap on a Tele!
American Vintage '52 Tele, Butterscotch Blonde Features:
- Butterscotch Blonde, (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
- Body: Premium Ash
- Neck: 1-piece Maple, "U" Shape (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
- Fingerboard: Maple, 7-1/4" Radius
- No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Style Frets
- Pickups: 2 American Vintage Tele Single-coil Pickups
- Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
- Pickup Switching: 3-position Blade with "Dark Vintage" circuit
- Bridge: Original Vintage Style Tele Bridge with 3 Brass Saddles and "Ash Tray" Bridge Cover
- Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh
- Vintage Style Tuning Machines
- Hardware: Chrome
- Pickguard: 1-ply Black
- Scale Length: 25-1/2"
- Width at Nut: 1.650"
- Vintage Tweed Case included
- Modern 6-saddle Bridge
- Bridge Cover
- Capacitor and Wiring Diagram (for Updating to Modern Switching Circuit)