DISC Fender Custom Shop 1952 Heavy Relic Telecaster, Nocaster Blonde

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  • Custom Shop Telecaster Handmade in the USA
  • Highly Resonant and Lightweight Ash Body
  • Custom Shop Single-Coil Nocaster Pickups
  • Nocaster Blonde Finish with Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Maple Neck and Fingerboard with a Nocaster ''U'' Profile

DISC Fender Custom Shop 1952 Heavy Relic Telecaster, Nocaster Blonde


The Fender Custom Shop 1952 Heavy Relic is the perfect example of a handmade Custom Shop telecaster electric guitar. The heavy relic Maple neck with Maple fingerboard has a Nocaster ''U'' profile that provides a comfortable and smooth playing experience. The 1952 Heavy Relic features a pair of Custom Shop single-coil Nocaster pickups that are combined with the resonant Ash body to create a classic tele sound that's ideal for country and blues.

Serial Number: R14567

Product Ref: 60059

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Time Machine Series by Fender

The Time Machine series is Fender's own shrine to the heritage and legacy of the pioneers who made the company what it is today. The Fender Custom Shop has reached new heights of craftsmanship with its acclaimed Time Machine series, artfully crafting meticulous replicas using the same techniques and tooling used to create the originals all those years ago.

For 2015, the Custom Shop proudly introduced an expanded selection of premium ''relic'' finishes that have been designed to replicate the worn-in vibe of a genuine vintage instrument. The Heavy Relic finish is the heaviest of the Custom Shop treatments, evoking decades of the most punishing playing and touring. Each one is specially devised to capture the authenticity of the original-era, with unparalleled breathability and resonance.

Premium Features of the Fender Custom Shop 1952 Heavy Relic Telecaster

This Custom Shop 1952 Heavy Relic is equipped with two Custom Shop Nocaster single-coil pickups along with a three-way switch and Fenders Greasebucket™ tone circuit, helping to produce the time-honored telecaster snap and tone, with highs that roll off without any reduction in gain. Other premium features include a 3-saddle vintage-style tele bridge with brass saddles, American Vintage tuners, a single-ply black pickguard and narrow jumbo frets. This 1952 Heavy Relic tele is complete with a stunning Nocaster blonde finish and nitrocellulose lacquer, imparting the appearance of many years of aging and use without the need for heavy wear and tear. Also included is a hardshell tweed case with a center pocket, Cruztools® tool kit and a certificate of authenticity.

Unrivaled Quality and Craftsmanship

Since 1987, the skilled craftsmen in Fender's Corona, California ''dream factory'' have been producing guitars that are known worldwide for their artistry and unrivaled quality. Ranging from the fine to the fantastic, whether it's building a new custom instrument from the ground up or modifying an existing one, their best is the best. These wonderful instruments have been crafted for and with the input of the world's finest guitarists such as Clapton, Springsteen, Cray, Gilmour, Townshend, Wilko Johnson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, to name just a few.

The History of the Telecaster

The rich history of Fender guitars begins with the Telecaster. An indispensable instrument, the Telecaster was the world's first successful solid-body electric guitar. Perfected after two years of development - and a name change or two - the Telecaster debuted in February 1951 and began its steady ascent towards the stage and studio. Ingeniously engineered with the ability to be heard both loud and clear, it was a marvel of simple design elegance and workhorse functionality. It is perhaps fitting testimony to its essential original rightness that the Telecaster design has hardly changed ever since.


  • Model Name: 1952 Heavy Relic® Telecaster®, Maple Fingerboard, Nocaster® Blonde
  • Model Number: 1550052899
  • Serial Number: R14567
  • Series: Time Machine
  • Colour: Nocaster® Blonde

Body & Bridge

  • Body Material: Ash
  • Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Shape: Telecaster®
  • Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style String-Through Body Tele with Brass Barrel Saddles

Neck & Fingerboard

  • Neck Material: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Neck Shape: Nocaster® ''U''
  • Scale Length: 25.5'' (648mm)
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5'' (241mm)
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: Narrow Jumbo
  • String Nut: Micarta
  • Nut Width: 1.650'' (42mm)
  • Position Inlays: Black Dots

Hardware & Electronics

  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Single-Coil Nocaster
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Single-Coil Nocaster
  • Controls:
    • Master Volume
    • Master Tone with Greasebucket™
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade
    • Position 1: Bridge Pickup
    • Position 2: Bridge and Neck Pickup
    • Position 3: Neck Pickup
    • Pickup Configuration: SS
    • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
    • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style
    • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
    • Strap Locks: Schaller®
  • Included Accessories

    • Cable
    • Strap
    • Case
    • CruzTools® Tool Kit
    • Certificate of Authenticity