Fender Telecaster '52 Reissue TCP (NOS) 2023 Nocaster Blonde

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A pristine example of Fender's Custom Shop Time Capsule '52 Reissue Telecaster.  It has barely been played and it shows.  If you're into Fender Custom Shop Blackguard Teles, but not so wild about relics, this is your guitar!

The guitar is issue free and is a perfect player.  The original case is included and in it is all the original paperwork.

The guitar's stock pickup switching is on one control plate, included in the case: 3-Position Blade switch..  Position 1: Bridge Pickup (+ Neck Pickup with Blend control).  Position 2: Neck Pickup.  Position 3: Neck Pickup with No Tone Control (dark vintage circuit).

An additional control plate appears to have been shipped with the guitar and it is in place on the guitar.  This provides the tele switching that players prefer to the traditional 1952 wiring described above.

Fender's description:

The 1952 Fender Telecaster is the quintessential electric guitar that started it all and is still a favorite after all these years. Simplicity of design and the alluring tone that only a Tele can produce have graced countless recordings and stages over its long lifespan, and the Custom Shop ’52 Telecaster captures the original essence in all its glory. Available in six finishes, the guitar features a two-piece select ash body, a one-piece rift sawn maple neck with a comfortable ’57 “soft V” profile, vintage compound-radius (7.25”-9.5”) fingerboard and 21 narrow tall (6105) frets for comfortable play in all registers. Custom Shop hand-wound ’50/’51 Blackguard pickups provide perfect vintage-correct tone in combination with ’51 modified Nocaster wiring, which lets the player blend both pickups together in switch position 1. Other features include a single-ply black phenolic pickguard, ’51-’54 Tele bridge with brass barrel saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and disk string tree. Also includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

  • Color: Faded Nocaster Blonde
  • Weight: 7lbs 8.6ozs
  • Body: Ash
  • Body Date/Code: 11-17-22
  • Neck: Maple rift sawn
  • Neck Shape: '57 style soft V
  • Neck Date/Code: 11-2-22
  • Fretboard: Maple
  • Inlays: Micarta black dots .250"
  • Frets: Original narrow tall 6105
  • Fret count: 21
  • Nut: Original bone
  • Nut width: 1.625"
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Radius: 7.25"-9.50" compound radius
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: .880"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: .990"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 1mm
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 1.5mm
  • Total length: 38 3/8'
  • Lower bout: 12 3/4"
  • Waist: 9"
  • Upper bout: 11" 
  • Body depth/thickness: 1 3/4"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Chrome
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: Fender HW 50-51 Blackguard CC
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 8.84k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Neck Pickup/Brand: Fender HW 50-51 Blackguard NK CC
  • Neck Pickup Reading: 7.32k
  • Pickup Original?: Yes
  • Pickguard: Original, 51 Nocaster
  • Bridge: Original, Tele 51-54 WO PU CC
  • Tuners: Original, with Fender logo CC
  • Switch: Original 3-way
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes: Traditional 1952 Fender electronics set on original plate included in case.

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