Coming in at less than half the price of an original finish, this expertly done, body refinished masterpiece, carved by Tadeo Gomez and Eddie Martinez in 1952 is one serious Tele...
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Here’s an iconic and classic Fender Telecaster from one of the most desirable years for Teles that has had an expert, body only refinish and is priced very competitively compared to what we would sell an all original finish one for…
Stunning to look at and stunning to play, this is the classic year Tele that has that perfect feeling medium chunky neck, just before they started to get really big in 1953 and 1954. We do not know who did the refin but it looks as if it was done a few years ago and whoever did it, nailed the colour, the wear and texture etc spot on! The neck has the original finish on the back and headstock and blends in perfectly with the to die for patina on the body.
Guitar has been loved and used as a working, playing guitar so it has had the wiring on the switch changed to modern Tele standards where the tone is active across all two pickups. This, I am sure you are aware is a tad more useful than the woof tone these 52 Teles were originally wired in 1952 for but if you desire, this can be restored with relative ease. It has also had a re-fret with sympathetic frets so it plays very well too.
Both original pickups sound totally awesome and as good as any Tele we have had here. Guitar is a nice weight at 3.5Kg and I do not think anyone could complain about the sound or playability of this great Tele.
Body has by the look of it, been refinished a few times in it’s illustrious history but whoever did the last refin was a bit of an expert - just look at the many pics in the gallery. You can still see the Eddie Martinez factory pencil date in the neck pocket, the Tadeo Gomez date on the but of the neck and all nail holes are clearly visible. Bakelite pickguard has had most of the lacquer worn off but has a classic looking patina as a result.
If you are looking for an all original 52 Tele we happen to have one arriving next week but it will be priced at over 30k just like the last one we sold. If you cannot quite stretch to that then this should be pretty high up on your shopping list and will look and feel every bit as good as our 30k original…
We are located in Cheltenham, the capital of the Cotswolds, UK. All items are in stock and can be viewed by appointment only and tried out at our brand new lounge/showroom. We despatch virtually anywhere in the world and we have enormous experience in hassle-free, safe shipping.
ATB Guitars (By appointment Only) 15 Regent St, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE United Kingdomn
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