This incredible 1952 American Vintage series Telecaster may well be the one that ends your lifelong quest for the perfect Tele. Perfect looks, perfect Fender build quality, perfect playability, and, of course, perfect fifties Telecaster tone.
Who knows whether Gibson knew what they were creating back in the late 1950s, when they built those 50 or so early Explorers, using African Limba, more popularly known as Korina. Regardless, those 1959 - 1963 Explorers now fetch anywhere from US$250,000 - $600,000! And why? Tone, baby, tone.
Solid Korina body
So when Fender decided on a limited edition run of 1952 'Blackguard' Teles, as part of the American Vintage series, the choice of Korina ensured that every single one of these was instantly snapped up by players and collectors in the know. Exact '52 AVRI spec's, plus the solid Korina body - it's win/win, all the way.
The Transparent Blonde lacquer finish allows you to see the amazing Korina grain, with its famous, almost blue tint showing through beautifully.
Aside from the one small edge ding, (see pic # 6), and the almost obligatory stress crack at the neck pocket, this stunning '52 Transparent Blonde Tele is in Near Mint condition. It will arrive at your door in its original Fender hard shell case, complete with all original and unopened case candy, (pic # 7), which includes Fender cable and 'ashtray' bridge cover.
American Vintage ’52 pickups; American Vintage Tele bridge, with brass saddles; fabulous vintage ‘U’-profile neck, with vintage-style frets; bone nut; 3-way switching... this LIMITED EDITION 2015 model is a sensational package! Steal your granny's "rainy day money" if you ave to, because you really need this guitar!
Free courier delivery
Not just impossible to get in Australia, but priced hundreds of dollars less than you’d pay if you could get one, this limited edition '52 Korina Tele comes with FREE COURIER DELIVERY to any address in Australia. ($100 airfreight to New Zealand, $175 to the US, Canada, UK and mainstream European countries. International freight added at checkout)
Weight: 8lb 3oz