Fender Limited Edition American Vintage '52 Telecaster Korina, Blonde, Maple - Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
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Fender Limited Edition American Vintage '52 Telecaster Korina, Blonde, Maple

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SKU: # 432887
Model: #

17-1510-768

Sale Price: $2,299.97 CDN
Original Price: $2,699.99 CDN

Limited stock available in select stores only

Some of the world's most prized vintage guitars are made from a West African hardwood called korina. Fender chose this premium wood to fashion the Limited Edition American Vintage '52 Telecaster Korina as an elegantly crafted take on a timeless Fender classic. In addition to the sophistication of its body wood and Blackguard Blonde finish, pure and rich Telecaster sound comes from its dual American Vintage '52 Telecaster single-coil pickups.

Body Material: Korina
Neck Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25" (184.1 mm) Radius
Frets: 21, Vintage-Style
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Nut (Material/Width): Bone, 1.650" (42 mm)
Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with
Brass Saddles
Tuning Machines: Deluxe Staggered Cast/Sealed
Pickups: American Vintage '52 Single-Coil Tele (Bridge and Neck)
Pickup Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge
and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Control Knobs: Knurled Dome
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black Bakelite
Strings: Fender USA 250L, NPS, (.009-.042 Gauges)
Body Finish: Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck: Maple, "U" Shape
Series: Limited Edition
Case/Gig Bag: ABS Molded
Other Features: "Limited Edition" Neck Plate, Large Maple Neck with Re-Sculpted
U-Shaped Profile and Comfortably Rolled Edges; All-New Pickups
Wound to Period-Correct Specs and Sound; "Barrel" Switch Tip
and Knurled Chrome Domed Control Knobs

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Vintage specs , thin coat finish , and an overall very flexible tonal palate via the responsive tonal control/pickup selector. The Korina adds a little warmth , while still capable of that bite tele's are known for. The guitar sounds fantastic clean and crushes when played through an overdriven tube amp. Chicken pick'n to Zepplin in a heart beat. Despite complaints that the Korina adds weight , this is still a very manageable guitar ( I normally play a non-relieved Les Paul ) and is nicely balanced. The straight grained wood grain on the body is subtle and quite nice visually , and the light wood tone lends a more "vanilla" tone to the overall tint of the guitar when compared to the "butterscotch" standard.The neck is beautiful with a light flame finish, and the U profile adds meat, but not uncomfortable - fits beautifully in the hand. The fret work/dressing is top notch- no sharp ends , and no buzzing at a very reasonable and relatively low action for a 7.25" radius fretboard. Fit and finish is top notch, with very little adjustment to suit my needs.Thin coat is beautiful, and despite some complaints that it may be fragile , it should be no problem if kept form extreme temperature swings. I look forward to some aging with the thinner finish , and ironically with respect to the comments on the fragile finish through other reviews/blogs: People pay thousands more for a nitro thin finished relic treatment from the custom shop ! With only 500 LTD Edition AVRI Korina tele's made, this will surely be a desirable guitar in the future - and a bargain at this price point - and I've owned just about everything at some point ! The case that came with it is top notch , and while it doesn't have that vintage vibe to it , it offers protection and security far superior to the tween vintage repro's.
Posted by Scott on Jan 22, 2017
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