The ultimate blue-collar guitar, the Telecaster launched a musical revolution when we released it. Quickly adopted by working guitarists who were enamored with its trend-setting sound, feel and unique style, the Telecaster laid the foundation for modern country, blues and even heavy metal (in Jimmy Page’s hands).
The Pure Vintage ’52 single-coil Telecaster pickups are as period-correct as possible, from the enamel-coated coil wire to the cloth-covered output wires, fiber bobbins and alnico 3 magnets. We even made sure the steel base plates are copper-plated, while the pickups’ pole pieces are flush-mounted like the originals. The thick “U”-shaped neck profile gracefully fills the fret hand, while the 9.5″-radius fingerboard will feel familiar to any player. Other authentic touches include vintage-tall frets, original-era body radii, vintage-style hardware-including three brass barrel saddles-vintage-style hardshell case and a lacquer finish that not only lets the wood “breathe” naturally with resonant tone, it also wears in a distinctively appealing way.
Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck: Maple, 1952 “U” Shape
Scale Length: 25.5″
Fingerboard: Maple, 9.5″ Radius
Nut: Bone, 1.650″
Bridge Pickup: Pure Vintage ’52 Single-Coil Tele
Neck Pickup: Pure Vintage ’52 Single-Coil Tele
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Barrel Saddles
Tuning Machines: Pure Vintage Single Line “Fender Deluxe”
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome, Chrome