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Fender Custom Shop '52 Fat Telecaster Heavy Relic, Butterscotch Blonde Overview by GAK

This '52 Tele is the Classic Telecaster recipe, Ash Body, Maple Neck, Brass Saddles but with modern features like a slimmer '65 Neck Shape, flattened 9.5" Radius, Medium Jumbo Frets, Duncan '59 Humbucker in the neck and Compensated Brass Saddles.

It's a great recording guitar with extremely versatile tones, imagine tracking the rhythm on the back pickup with the tone rolled back a little, then knocking the selector forward to the Seymour Duncan '59 Humbucker in the Neck and adding some fattened up lead/melody lines. Better still, is both of them sitting perfectly in the mix together and sounding distinctly different. The inbetween position is also extremely usable, great for rhythm, as many HS configurations are, full and jangly.

It's also a great live guitar, the slimmer neck won't tire your hand like a fatter neck might, and again the defined difference from bridge to neck makes single note and soloing tone available at the flick of a switch on your guitar, moving back a notch for chord-work and rhythm. It's a one-guitar-solves-all workhorse that will keep giving and get better every time it's played. 10 years down the line this guitar is gonna really sing...

A Fender Custom Shop instrument is as good as it gets. You know it when you play one—it’s filled with intangible, electrifying elements that adds a new dimension to your playing experience. It’s as if the instrument itself is imbued with history, and is as close as it gets to an original build Fender from the Golden Era.

The Custom Shop builders are completely dedicated to their art, they’re the best at what they do, and they pour all of their passion, hard-earned knowledge and skill into every instrument they build. It’s no ordinary place, and the creations that come from it are no ordinary instruments. Whether they're Teambuilt or Masterbuilt.