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Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster NOS Taos Turquoise Transparent With Case

SKU 00FCS294
by Fender
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Original price $ 4,600.00 - Original price $ 4,600.00
Original price
$ 4,600.00
$ 4,600.00 - $ 4,600.00
Current price $ 4,600.00

Truetone Color Set -  Taos Turquoise Transparent

As part of a close partnership with the Fender Custom Shop, Truetone Music cooked up an exclusive run of guitars, known as "Truetone Color Sets".  It's where we do a quartet of instruments - Strat, Tele, Jazzmaster and Jazz bass - all in the same color, as a matching set.  For the colors, we picked unique ones that are rarely ever seen.  In this case, it's Taos Turquoise Transparent, one of the coolest and most vibrant colors that we've come across.  It's not even shown in the list of Custom Shop colors, but we've seen it done on a guitar before, and knew we had to choose it as a color set.

While the majority of Custom Shop guitars have some level of aging, from Closet Classic to Super Heavy Relic, we went in the opposite direction - we chose to do this guitar as an NOS (New Old Stock) piece.  The reason is simple: this one is just too beautiful to do anything besides NOS!  The wood grain looks great behind the transparent finish, and Taos Turquoise itself is an eye-catching color.  The silver anodized pickguard ties it all together, and the Abalone inlays are the perfect finishing touch.

This Custom Shop '52 Telecaster is a testament to their ability to pull off vintage recreations with modern playability, featuring a flatter radius and bigger fret size, and an otherwise all-traditional design.  It has a two-piece select ash body that is lightweight, a stunning AAA birdseye maple neck with a 52 Style "U" neck shape, and all of the correct vintage hardware.   We went with a 9.5" radius and Narrow Tall (6105) frets for easy playing and bending - this is one of the most common and popular modifications to vintage-styled guitars out of the Custom Shop.  Additionally, we did a slightly slimmed down version of the '52 Style "U" neck shape, to make it a bit more accessible to more players.
For the pickups, we chose the Custom Shop '51 Nocaster set, which provides the sound of the original Telecasters that Leo Fender first designed.  It's the true "old school" tone, with everything you need and nothing that you don't.  Created with the original design in mind, these pickups accurately recreate the twang and shimmer of the originals.  They are period-correct, with Alnico 3 magnets, a flush stagger and enamel wire.  The result is a tight low end, clear, balanced midrange and sizzling highs when necessary.
Other features include a Custom Shop-exclusive RSD Tele bridge with compensated saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and a silver anodized pickguard. Also includes a Custom Shop tweed hardshell case, strap and certificate of authenticity.

This could be one of more "special" Telecasters that we've had come through here, and one of the most gorgeous.  Come to Club Fender to check out this amazing guitar, or order here right now for it to be sent straight to your home.

  • Serial # R118282
  • Weight: 7.10 lbs
  • Part # 9231014526
  • Base Model: 1952 Telecaster
  • Finish Package: NOS
  • Finish: Nitro Lacquer
  • Color: Taos Turquoise Transparent
  • Pickguard: Silver Anodized
  • Body: 2 Piece Select Ash
  • Neck: AAA Birdseye Maple
  • Tint: Medium
  • Neck Shape: 52 Style "U"
  • Dots: Abalone
  • Frets: 21
  • Fretwire: Narrow Tall 6105
  • Radius: 9.5"
  • Neck Thickness at 1st Fret:  .860"
  • Neck Thickness at 12th Fret:  .920"
  • Neck Nut Width: 1.650"
  • Neck Butt Width: 2.200"
  • Nut: Bone
  • Neck Pickup:  Custom Shop '51 Nocaster
  • Bridge Pickup:   Custom Shop  '51 Nocaster
  • Wiring: Present Day with 3-way switch
  • Hardware: Chrome/Nickel
  • Tuners: Vintage
  • Bridge: RSD Tele
  • Neck plate: Vintage
  • Case: Custom Shop Deluxe Tweed