This Tele Just Oozes Vintage Cool!What could be cooler than a vintage hot rod? From 1952? How about a Vintage Hot Rod '52 Telecaster? Oh, yeah! This 6-string solidbody really lets you put the pedal to the metal, thanks to a spicy mini humbucker in the neck position. Add the Custom Vintage Tele single-coil at the bridge and you've got the makings of a real tricked-out tone hauler. You get all the good stuff, including a primo ash body, a one-piece maple neck (complete with a classic "U" profile), 3-position pickup switching, and vintage-style hardware. Definitely one hot little number!
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 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!
Fender Vintage Hot Rod '52 Telecaster Features at a Glance:
- Series: American Vintage Hot Rod Series
- Color: Butterscotch Blonde
- Body: Premium Ash
- Neck: 1-piece Maple, "U" shape, satin back (nitrocellulose lacquer finish)
- Fingerboard: Maple, 9-1/2" radius
- Number of Frets: 21 medium jumbo
- Scale length: 25-1/2"
- Width at nut: 1.650"
- Hardware: Chrome
- Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh vintage-style tuning machines
- Bridge: Vintage-style Tele bridge with three compensated brass saddles
- Pickguard: 1-ply black
- Pickups: Custom Vintage Tele (bridge), Seymour Duncan Vintage Mini HB (neck)
- Controls: Master volume, master tone
- Pickup switching: 3-position blade
- Case: Vintage tweed case