Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster Relic Black Over Candy Apple Red
The lightweight ash body will be comfortable to keep strapped on for hours - the guitar weighs only 7.0 lbs. It hasd a rock solid quartersawn maple neck, with the classic 52 Style U neck shape to keep it period correct,. This is a great feeling neck - chunky, with a lot to hold on to, but not quite a "baseball bat" neck like a Nocaster. We chose to go with the modern preference of a 9.5" radius and 6150 (medium jumbo) frets, making it easy to play.
The Handwound 51 Nocaster bridge pickup gives it the vintage tone with lots of twang that is beloved by Tele players everywhere. Then, to make this guitar unique compared to other '52 Teles you see out there, we chose to throw a humbucker in the next position - a popular mod over the years. We went with the Custom Shop's suggestion of a Seymour Duncan Screamin' Demon, a medium output humbucker that matches up great on this Tele. For more on what that sounds like, here it is straight from the horse's (Seymour Duncan) mouth:
The idea was to create a pickup that had the articulate airiness of an old-school P.A.F., but with more growl and sizzle. We designed slightly overwound coils paired with an alnico 5 bar magnet and a mix of pole pieces that included one row of standard adjustable screws and one row of shorter Allen head screw. What you get is a big, open tone, with a treble emphasis that keeps your pick attack sounding articulate at any level of distortion.
The name "Red Devil" was given to this guitar the first time we designed it, due to the killer look of Black over Candy Apple Red. It then lived up to it's name the moment it was plugged in and the Screamin' Demon humbucker came to life. It's a unique Tele for sure!
Come to Club Fender to experience it today, or make it yours right here.
- Serial # R112151
- Model # 9231012948
- Weight: 7.0 lbs
- Finish Package: Relic
- Finish: Nitro Lacquer
- Color: Black over Candy Apple Red
- Pickguard: 3-ply Black
- Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan Screamin' Demon
- Bridge Pickup: Handwound '51 Nocaster
- Body: Ash, Sorted for Lightweight
- Neck: Quartersawn Maple
- Neck Finish: Worn and Dirty, Heavy Relic
- Neck Shape: '52 Style "U"
- Frets: 21
- Fretwire: 6150 Medium Jumbo
- Radius: 9.5"
- Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
- Neck Thickness at 1st Fret: .860"
- Neck Thickness at 12th Fret: .920"
- Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
- Bone Nut
- Tuners: Vintage
- String Guide: Vintage Disk
- Bridge: Vintage Nocaster
- Neck Plate: Vintage
- Switch: 3 Way
- Case: Tweed Custom Shop