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True to the classic original that revolutionized the electric guitar.
The Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster
This faithful reissue pays homage to Fender's original classic that revolutionized the electric guitar. Its efficiency of form and function have made the Telecaster one of the most played and heard instruments in musical history. All original specs are detailed including neck shape, fingerboard radius, hardware, pickups and electronics.
American Vintage Series '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar
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I never knew what all the hipe was about a 52 Telecaster untill I played the & quot; REISSUE & quot. The beauty in this guitar begins with it's simplicity.Flawless lines,solid feel,ease of action,premium woods(ash and maple)percision geared tuning keys and most importantly,the sound of those 52 vintage pickups!!! When it's clean, it's transparent as lead crystal(no shrill highs).Run her though any gain device,and all ears will turn in your direction.This guitar stands head and shoulders above everything else in the mix.The Fender 52 reissue Telecaster is truly a work of art and a labor of love from the folks at Fender USA.We guitarist search for that one guitar that has clarity of voice,endless sustain,singing harmonics and plays like it was personally designed for our own hands.Well, this baby is all that and best of all,it will last a life time for sure.
The '52 Reissue is an all-around great guitar, well-built, beautiful, and with great distinctive tones. Players of particularly "modern" electric guitars should take note of a couple features that may take some getting used to, though. One, the necks on these are lovingly referred to "baseball bats" for a reason. If you are looking for a shredder thin neck guitar, stay away. Also, the original circuit is something of an experiment on Leo Fender's part, with the neck pickup having a "bass" circuit in the first position so that you can play pseudo-bass on the guitar. This position is also great for a big chunky rhythm sound when playing with high-gain distortion, although that was not the original intent. On the original circuit, the middle position is the neck pickup without the bass sound, and the last position is the bridge pickup. To get the neck + bridge, you have to leave the switch in the "in-between" area, or use the included modification kit for "modern" wiring such that the 3 selector positions are the more familiar: neck, neck+bridge, and bridge.
I've owned this guitar for about 5 years and have enjoyed it very much. The neck is beautiful, the body is solid. The only complaint that I have is that the neck pickup it comes with is anemic. So I swapped it out for a Seymour Duncan Hot Rhythm and wow what a difference! I also had it wired modern so that I had the 1-1/3-3 configuration. This guitar will out last me! I love my '52 blonde reissue!
Words will never come close to describing this guitar. I've read on different occasions that this guitar (referring to the original or maybe both) is the most heard and seen guitar in musical history. Regardless, this guitar is amazing in every way and I am willing to bet anything that it will only become sweeter with time.
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