2011 Fender Telecaster ’52 Reissue.

The Blue Book Says:

’52 REISSUE TELECASTER (U.S. MFG. NO. 010-0202/010-1303)

– single cutaway light ash body based on the 1952 Telecaster, bolt-on maple neck, 21-fret maple fingerboard with black dot inlay, vintage-style fixed bridge with cover, black pickguard, two American Vintage single coil pickups, two knobs (v, tone) and a three-way switch mounted on a metal plate, chrome hardware, available in Black (1998-2000), Butterscotch Blonde, or Copper (1998-99) finish, mfg. 1982-present.


I say:

I love these Telecasters – they have lovely rounded neck and feel so solid in the hand.

This one has little/no wear to the frets, the lacquered fingerboard is unchipped, the body and neck show few – if any – signs of wear.  I can find no chips, dents or scratches anywhere on this.

Electronic configuration has been customised with a slightly unusual 4 way toggle switch that appears to give N+B, N, N+B, B.  I can’t discern any difference between the two N+B positions, it must just have been that the previous owner particularly liked that configuration. 

Personally I’d use the enclosed (original) conversion kit to convert is to the more “current”  pickup selector set of N, N+B, B!  However in the interests of selling this as I received it, I’ve left it alone.

The almost unmarked case has the original certificate of authenticity, strap, jack lead, six string bridge and ashtray pickup cover, Strap, stickers  and paperwork.

If you’re a collector  – it’s a great example of the breed – with all it’s bits and bobs intact.