Up for sale, a 1952 Fender Telecaster in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Restored with great care by Gruhn Guitars in 1975 and complete with accompanying documentation signed by George Gruhn, this Tele delivers the classic tonal palette one expects with Fender's first model.
Little needs to be said about the sound of an early blackguard Tele, yet it's worth noting that this example is incredibly dynamic and resonant with an exceedingly lightweight ash body. Snappy and twangy in the bridge position with great bite, the guitar smooths out with a chewy, cutting tone when both pickups are engaged and is all bell-like harmonic sparkle and warmth in the neck position. Weighing in at 6lbs 10oz, this Tele plays effortlessly and has been setup with fresh 11-50 strings.Detailing the restoration work this guitar has received, the instrument retains all of its original hardware including the all important serial number stamped bridge plate and stock trio of brass saddles. Both body and neck retain their original pencil dates, and the instrument was refinished and refretted at Gruhn's back in'75 with only light, natural aging in the past four decades.
The maple neck has m. Oderate shoulder and is a nice chunky handful of a C shape, yet doesn't push into the "U" territory of many early examples.
877 deep at 1st fret, graduating to. 970 at the 12th fret. The neck was refinished in addition to the body, and the profile shows sparingly little wear, with. Light horizontal lacquer checking at the heel and near the nut. The fretboard retains its original radius, and the guitar has been cleanly refretted with 6230 vintage-spec fretwire.
The nut is a new hand-carved piece of bone measuring 1 5/8 in width, and the headstock face features a period correct Telecaster decal. The original Kluson Deluxe "no line" tuners turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should with only light patina on the gear housings. On the neck heel, the original pencil date and "Tadeo" signature is present, noting that Fender's most legendary neck shaper, Tadeo Gomez, had a hand in crafting this guitar and shaping the neck profile. The pencil date reads 10-14-52, matching closely with the body date in the neck pocket of 9-10-52.The guitar also likely had some factory work done in'54, as evidenced by an additional 4/54 date present in the neck pocket below the original'52 date. On the body, the guitar features an older faithful single-ply pickguard replica with the correct edge bevel and sheen. The guitar has modern CTS pots, one original tone cap, and a stock three-way switch with a modern wiring scheme for bridge/both/neck. The original control plate, domed knobs, ferrules, jack cup, and neck plate are intact with clean plating and sparingly little wear. As documented by the original signed certificate from Gruhn Guitars dated 6/28/75, the guitar received an in-house refinish with nitro lacquer in correct transparent Butterscotch blonde, and the body retained its full 1 3/4 depth and perfect contours and edges when restored. The lacquer features spiderweb checking and has accumulated a.
Few scattered small nicks and dings post-refinish, with just enough character to match the original hardware. A brand new G&G Fender-branded blonde tolex "thermometer" hardshell case is included. Check out our shop "Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, " and please let us know if we can answer any questions!International orders will be declared as merchandise, and the value of merchandise will be declared as the amount paid. We cannot declare anything as a gift or for a lesser value. We do our best to describe all items with honesty and accuracy, but to be sure, please. The item "1952 Fender Telecaster Vintage Electric Guitar Blackguard Ash Tadeo Gomez Signed" is in sale since Monday, July 8, 2019.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "mmguitarbar" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.