1983 Fender Telecaster ’52 Reissue in Butterscotch Blonde

Here is a very clean 1983 Fender Telecaster ’52 Reissue in Butterscotch Blonde built in Fullerton, CA. This was the second year of bringing the ’52 back. Features an Ash body, Maple neck, 21 frets, black dot inlays, Alnico 5 singlecoils, 3-saddle string through body bridge with Brass saddles, 1-ply black pickguard, and nitro finish. Plays and sounds great. The 3-way switch works fine, but feels a little stiff. Very clean for over 40 years old with light play wear and minor checking. Comes with COA and original tweed hardshell case.

The 1952 Telecaster Reissue History
In 1965 Leo Fender sold his company to the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), an American commercial broadcast television network. Under its new ownership Fender produced numerous Telecaster spin-off models throughout the 70s. But most musicians rather played guitars from the 50s and 60s then the new designs. Therefore Bill Schultz and Roger Balmer (CEO and VP) decided in 1981 that they wanted to bring back the glory days of the pre-CBS era and the vintage reissue series was born. In March 1984 an investment group led by William (Bill) Schultz (Fender Musical Instruments Corporation or FMIC) bought Fender from CBS for twelve and a half million dollars. Because the deal did not include production facilities in Fullerton, California the USA guitar production ceased in late 1984. In October 1985 the production started in the new factory in Corona, California where only the Vintage Reissue Stratocaster models were produced until 1986.

  • Color: Butterscotch Blonde
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Body Wood: Ash
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Shape: ’52 Telecaster
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Fingerboard Radius: 7.25″
  • Scale Length: 25.5″
  • Width at Nut: 1 5/8″
  • Pickups: Fender Neck Singlecoil, Fender Bridge Singlecoil
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Switch
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Bridge: Original Vintage Style Tele Bridge w/ 3 Brass Saddles
  • Tuners: Fender Vintage Style
  • Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
  • Case: Tweed Hardshell Case
  • Weight: 8lbs 10oz

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