Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster “Chicago Special” Heavy Relic Faded Butterscotch Blonde (Serial #R136876)

$ 5650.00

It is no secret that the Fender Custom Shop has been creating some of the best instruments since 1987. In keeping with the true spirit of Leo’s original vision of the company, each instrument is built with the highest level of care and excellence. Here at Chicago Music Exchange, we have collaborated with the best minds at Fender to build the best instruments from top to bottom, tirelessly going over each spec to ensure that we offer you the best of what Fender has to offer.   Featuring measurements and components we hand-selected from across history, our “CME Spec” and “Chicago Special” Fender Custom Shop guitars highlight important years in the development of core models like the Stratocaster, Telecaster and Jazzmaster. We capture the energy and essence of their respective eras with iconic fingerboard radii and period-correct plastics, matched headstocks and slab fingerboards, classic finishes and not-so-classic colorways. But that’s just the beginning of what makes our Fender Custom Shop guitars so special.  We take customization a step further with rift sawn necks for added resonance and expanded control sets for tonal versatility, and every “Chicago Special” Fender Custom Shop guitar features our own custom Chicago Special pickups, designed in conjunction with Fender Custom Shop Vice President of Product Development Mike Lewis.   “Chicago Special” Tele® pickup

  • Potted in shellac for open wide range frequency response
  • 43 gauge enamel wire
  • BRIDGE: Wide diameter AlNiCo 3 magnets combined with thinner 43 gauge enamel wire equals ‘hot juicy tone’

General:
Brand Name: Fender
Case Type: Hardshell Case
Hardware Color: Nickel/Chrome
Made in: Made in the USA
Product Color: Faded Butterscotch Blonde
Relic or Aging Level: Heavy Relic
Serial Number: R136876
Series: Fender Custom Shop
Weight: 7lbs

Body:
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Body Material: 2-Piece Ash, Sort for Lightweight
Body Shape: Telecaster

Neck:
Fingerboard Inlay: Micarta Black .250
Fingerboard Material: Maple Rift Sawn
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Joint: Bolt-On
Neck Material: Maple Rift Sawn
Neck Shape: Nocaster “U”
Neck Thickness (in): .860-.920″
Neck Tint or Color: Medium Tint
Number of Frets: 21 Frets
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.65″
Side Marker Inlay: Micarta Black 3/32
Truss Rod: 50s

Electronics:
Bridge Pickup: Hand-Wound “Chicago Special” Telecaster
Controls and Switching: 51 Mod Nocaster
Electronics Notes: 51 Mod Nocaster
Neck Pickup: Hand-Wound “Chicago Special” Telecaster

Hardware:
Bridge: Tele 51-54
Fret Wire: Medium Vintage /47095
Knobs: Knurled Chrome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Phenolic
Saddle Material: Brass
String Tree: Vintage Disk 50-55
Switch Cap: Black
Tuning Machines: Vintage w/Fender Logo