In Fender's Mex-made Classic series the 50s Tele costs £499 ; Fender? Position 3 is the 52 the neck Pickup with the powerful, full rich 52 sound. I couldn't be more happier with my Fenders. Both the neck and the bridge pickups were chosen to create a hotter vintage tone. Irreplaceable, indispensable, essential if you like the electric guitar. As you might expect, the American Vintage ´52 Tele is largely a slavish reproduction of the guitar that started it all. If anything, mine appears to have even smoother fretboard edges, but that may be due to the thicker finish.
Anyone have any info on these serial numbers, I just want to represent my guitar correctly, even if that means giving a 2-3 year range, I'm guessing it's a late 90's. This meant production was virtually stopped while new machinery was installed and staff re-trained. Basically the 52 was for musicians wanting to approach the bass sounds with the microphone or register attacking Jazz. Now the genius of Leo is that he made incredible instruments out of weed wood. The production techniques lent themselves to good quality and consistency even with varying levels of skill as long as care is taken in assembly.
With the custom 5-way switching, this Tele is true to life 52 sounding with an extra kick in the pants when you want a fat sounding blues lead or fat rhythm due to the custom wiring. Many details are reminiscent of the famed œPeter Green Les Paul, formerly played by Gary Moore and now owned by collector Melvyn Franks. Case and extras Wrap it up in a vintage-brown Gibson hardshell case with Gary Moore signature, owner' manual and adjustment literature. I used to own this guitar, having bought it brand new, in a tweed case, in 1992. Neck date April 23rd, 1982.
. Find one you like, don't worry about the year. Me personal, I do not like the Start of a visual point of view, but I love the Tele! You may like the slimmer neck of the '90's, some people do. To put the beast in speed: 24 frets thin neck, a highway, two Seymour Duncan humbuckers micro. It is also the first one that lets you identify the year of production by the serial number.
The intermediate position is fairly neutral, interesting repertoire for a soft and balanced. The neck is quite thin in width button, and its profile is U vintage oblige! Much closer than the pre-'98 version. On the three positions of the switch you can either get: bridge pickup alone, neck pickup alone, or neck pickup drastically low-pass filtered for the woolliest, bassy tone you can imagine. The finish allows the beautiful Ash grain to show through. And it came in an orange-lined Tweed hardcase. The pre-'99 model was 1302, which you won't find anywhere on the guitar except maybe a stamp in the neck pocket.
I do not regret at all! I would do without hesitation that choice! The neck shapes were almost identical. I do miss being able to open a guitar case and see one of these blonde beauties staring out at me. We did the work, and it shows, because there's pure tonal magic in each new American Vintage instrument. From my side, I regularly wipe the handle with a soft cloth, and this aspect has faded. If you're a Tele purist, check out the Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster electric guitar. No frills here, nor pompous fittings or finishes costly.
The V is most prominent nearest the headstock. The Timeline was in digital mode, and the El Capistan was in fixed mode C. Hardware and appointments A TonePros tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece with locking mounting hardware partner with TonePros Kluson green-key tuners to comprise a first-class hardware set. Naturally, giving a great performance is all about being in touch with your instrument, and for that, you'll want to take a careful look at the basses here to find the one that fits you best. Of course you will have to take the two screws out of the control plate. For instance, the American Vintage '52 Tele sports redesigned, specially voiced American Vintage pickups, a wider U-shaped neck profile, and improved accuracy of both neck and body measurements.
Report exellent price for a quality instrument that can keep a lifetime. It is neck pickup or bridge pickup, with a sound as sharp as ever in fender. To each his feeling with an instrument. Because these guitars really highlight a player's picking, strumming , and unique style they are a good pallet to paint their musical artistry with. It has a great bright tone primarily because of the bright wood that is used throughout the body of the guitar. I bought mine direct from Ishibashi Jpn. I would always have a telecaster into my set, the one in particular.