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1988 Fender American Vintage 1952 Telecaster V52
A time capsule guitar if I've ever seen one. Officially vintage now at 32+ years old, it has been collector owned since new and has obviously seen very little use. Even the case has the green plastic still covering the latches. Frets are perfect and still have lacquer film on the sides. Not a hint of fretboard wear. Not a scratch anywhere on this guitar. Chrome shines like new. At nearly 7 lbs on the nose (7 lbs 0.6 oz), it’s one of the lightest swamp ash Fenders I’ve had, possessing good acoustic volume and a very spanky Tele tone. In production since ca. '82, the USA V52 Tele has remained one of the most desirable Tele's to collectors and players alike and is definitely a "workhorse" Tele, one to be played at gigs and not sit in a glass case like many of the Custom Shop models seem to do.
Basic spec's include thin Fender Flash Coat nitrocellulose lacquer over premium ash body, nitro-finished one piece U-shaped maple neck, bone nut, 7.25" radius with 21 vintage frets, vintage hardware, brass 3-barrel bridge (includes optional 6-saddle), USA V52 single coils w/cloth wire, 3 way toggle, volume and tone, single-ply black pickguard, and butterscotch blonde finish.
This should be of interest to collectors of the cleanest vintage guitars available, but, remarkably, it’s still priced $100s less than a recent new model.
Includes similarly clean Fender/G&G tweed case and accessories including certificate, case keys, vintage gray cable, polishing cloth, vintage wiring kit w/pot, bridge cover, extra 6-saddle bridge, original warranty card and even the elusive manual made specifically for V52 Teles. A note about this case. You may have not seen G&G Tele cases with this brown lining, light brown ends, and no logo, but I personally recall a period in the mid to late 80s where we got in a few Teles with this case so it's not unprecedented.