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Here at Andertons Music Co. we're fortunate enough to get our hands on a number Fender Custom Shop instruments, to give you a chance to own something truly special and unique. This '52 Tele Heavy Relic has an old-school Telecaster vibe but with dual TV Jones humbuckers for those looking for something less traditional.
With its worn aesthetics, time-honoured hardware and vintage-style electronics; this premium guitar is an early '50s Telecaster at heart but has a couple of hot-rodded tweaks!
Time-Honoured, Alder Body
Fender transitioned away from Ash in the late '50s and have used Alder as their material for guitar bodies ever since. It's a tried and tested formula that makes for a reliable, balanced guitar. The body is finished in a gorgeous blue sparkle colour that, along with the neck, has been given a heavy relic treatment to give it the look and feel of a well-played vintage instrument.
Old-School Neck Profile
Paired with a bolt-on quartersawn Maple neck, the famous Fender snap that you'd expect is very present, ensuring that you get the classic Tele twang. Finished in a nitrocellulose lacquer, this neck has a luxuriously smooth feel that has been artificially worn to give it a familiar and played-in impression.
With a Large "C" profile, fans of early Telecasters will be provided with a highly-authentic and substantial feel. Adorned with a Rosewood fretboard, this provides some essential sturdiness to balance the overall sound of the instrument. Fitted with Narrow Tall 6105 frets, this wire has a vintage vibe that allows optimal control over vibrato and string bends.
TV Jones Classic Pickups
This Custom Shop '52 Tele comes equipped with a double dose of TV Jones Classic pickups, giving the instrument an idiosyncratic voice without losing any vintage charm. Capturing that traditional twang and growl characteristic of the late '50s Filter'Tron, this potent pairing gives you a versatile array of tones by bridging the gap between the sounds of spanky single-coils and thick humbuckers.
Regarding its hardware, the Fender Custom Shop '52 Telecaster Heavy Relic boasts traditional appointments to keep its old-school aesthetics intact. Featuring a vintage-style hardtail Strat bridge, this authentic-feeling hardware allows for easy palm-muting, but also makes on-the-fly action and intonation tweaks a total breeze. Accompanied by vintage-style tuners, these premium-machined parts will ensure rock-solid tuning stability.
- Body wood: 2-Piece Alder
- Body Style: '52 Tele
- Finish: Heavy Relic
- Neck Shape: Large "C"
- Neck Wood: Quartersawn Maple
- Neck Join: 4-Bolt
- Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
- Truss Rod: Early 60s
- Inlays: Micarta White Dot
- Fret Wire: Narrow Tall 6105
- Number of frets: 21
- Nut width: 1.650”
- Finish: Chrome/Nickel
- Bridge: Hardtail Vintage Strat
- Tuners: Vintage Fender with Logo
- Bridge Pickup: TV Jones Classic
- Neck Pickup: TV Jones Classic
- Case: Tweed Custom Shop Case