Fender Custom Shop '52 Relic Telecaster
Fender Custom Shop '52 Relic Telecaster

TLC-Shaped Guitar of the Telecaster series

User Reviews: 52 Average used price: $3,245

All user reviews for the Fender Custom Shop '52 Relic Telecaster

Average Score: 5.0 ( 5/5 based on 2 reviews )
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iamqman 10/11/2011

iamqman's review

The fender telecaster is a simple guitar with a simple design and not a whole lot of bells and whistles. It has a great organic sound in a very percussive snappy clean attack. The overall voicing in this instrument is very catered towards the person who likes a vintage guitar tone or a nice solid clean Chinese tone. These guitars sound fantastic and pretty much any setting the you put them in but they really excel in the's clean amplifier settings.


These guitars are a fantastic guitar for a simple set up any simple approach. You have to single coil pickup installed in the bridge and a humbucker in the neck which gives a nice chimy tone as well as a thick neck saturated tone. As far as an electronics come you have a volume control and a tone control and a pick up selector. It's a pretty basic set up and a simple design.


These guitar sound phenomenal when you pair them up with a good American amplifier such as a fender twin reverb or a Fender Hot Rod Delux or a fender bassmaen or pretty much any amplifier that Fender makes. These guitar sound phenomenal when you have a good vintage tone working for you. They sound excellent. If you have a nice delay or course pad or some other modulation effect thrown in the mix. I prefer a Seymour Duncan pick up and eat guitars primarily because I'm not fan of the fender pick ups.


I have no idea what the going rate for these guitars are in the used market. Fender has been doing reissue with the relic treatment and you can always get he a custom one done from Fender which takes about 3 weeks to have done. There nice little pick up a nice addition to your guitar collection if you need a good guitar collection or they can be a good guitar for someone who's more into indie rock brit rock or country music. They have a great sound and a very authentic sound that is unique to them alone.
impabrice 11/10/2010

impabrice's review (This content has been automatically translated from French) " buy without hesitation"

no vibrato (and I'm glad)
3 selections of sound: first selection unusable (see below)

The slides wonderfully


excellent ergonomics
access to acute ok.
Readily obtained a very good sound even just playing.


His pop-rock, not really suited to metal. If you need to buy a Fender U.S. and you decide between a Start and a Tele for a long time trying the 2 in store, you must take this telecaster there (1952). The stratum is more versatile but less endearing to me. Otherwise the American special is good and cheaper, american standard TB and 1952 was really something more. There's no comparison. In addition it provides a hard case which is also beautiful.

His chattering, every note is very well rendered even "entering" it. Bluffing.
I play mostly with a mini amp AC 30 headphones. Otherwise Orange dual Terror + Orange 2 * 12 cabinet.

There are 3 positions to the right, it is clear slap in the middle, more versatile warmer. on the other hand left is apparently setting vintage absolutely useless because it is completely suppressed. It is the only black point of this guitar.


I use it for 5 months. I play almost every day. Coming from a Cort Viva series (floyd rose tremolo and inréglable crap) and having played guitar on to max 500 euros, the difference is major. The sound is surprisingly accurate. The guitar is super good agreement. There is nothing that moves.

If you hesitate with an american standard or special, put a little more money aside, try it and you will understand. In regrads clips rock group, it is often is a sign.

There is only one color. A