Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Left-Hand

Before there was rock ‘n’ roll, there was the Telecaster—the Fender guitar that started it all. From humble beginnings came a revolutionary and elegantly simple new electric guitar that let musicians be heard loud and clear with sparkling tone and distinctive style. The U.S.-made left-handed American Vintage ’52 Telecaster puts that original-instrument magic in your hands, built using original tooling and based on actual 1952 models we found.

Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster Left-Hand

Fender ReIssue '52 Telecaster Left-Hand

This 52' Reissue shows extensive wear and superficial damage to the finish, specific to most areas, however despite its roadworn appearance, the guitar functions well an all regards. Includes C&G Hard case, Bridge cover and owners manual.

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The American Vintage series introduces an all-new lineup of original-era model year guitars that bring Fender history and heritage to authentic and exciting new life. With key features and pivotal design elements spanning the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s, new American Vintage series instruments delve deep into Fender's roots—expertly preserving an innovative U.S. guitar-making legacy and vividly demonstrating like never before that Fender not only knows where it's going, but also remembers where it came from.The American Vintage Series has long presented some of Fender's best selling guitars (their early-'80s introduction, in fact, was one of the first signs that Fender was "back" as the CBS era ended). Today, Fender has boldly cleared the slate to make way for a fresh American Vintage series with new features, new specs and the most meticulous level of vintage accuracy yet. Rather than just replacing the previous models with different ones, we've completely and comprehensively re-imagined the entire vintage-reissue concept—restoring original tooling dies, voicing new pickups, reformulating vintage colors and more—based on actual vintage guitars we tracked down to make sure we had it right. We did the work, and it shows, because there's pure tonal magic in each new American Vintage instrument.Nowhere is this re-dedication to detail more evident than on the left-handed American Vintage '52 Telecaster® guitar, which returns to the fold with body, neck and pickups refined with the best features (tones, curves, perimeters, radii and more) from a handful of extraordinary '52 Telecaster specimens we examined. Premium features include an ash body with a singe-ply black pickguard and thin nitrocellulose lacquer finish in lighter Butterscotch Blonde, deep maple neck with "U"-shaped profile and generously rolled edges, sculpted headstock volute for even more first-position comfort, long-lost recessed-top "barrel" switch tip, vintage tuner spacing for truly straight string pull over the bone nut, vintage-style bridge with three brass saddles, and knurled chrome domed control knobs.


  • Flash-Coat Lacquer Finish
  • Newly Voiced American Vintage Pickups
  • New Neck Profiles
  • Improved Neck and Body Radii Accuracy
  • Bone Nut


Model Name
Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster® Left-Handed, Maple Fingerboard, Butterscotch Blonde
Model Number
American Vintage
Butterscotch Blonde


Case/Gig Bag
Updated Deluxe Vintage Tweed
Included Accessories
Vintage '52 Tele Strap, Cable, and Cloth; Vintage Wiring Kit, '50s Tele Information Kit, Bridge Cover, Owner's Manual, Saddle Height Wrench


Body Finish
Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Body Material
Body Shape


Fingerboard Material
Fingerboard Radius
7.25" (184.1 mm)
Fret Size
Neck Finish
Fender Flash Coat Lacquer
Neck Material
Neck Plate
4-Bolt Vintage-Style
Neck Shape
"U" Shape
Number of Frets
Nut Material
Nut Width
1.650" (42 mm)
Position Inlays
Black Dot
Truss Rod
Vintage-Style Butt Adjust


Bridge Pickup
American Vintage '52 Single-Coil Tele
Pickup Configuration
Master Volume, Master Tone
Neck Pickup
American Vintage '52 Single-Coil Tele
Pickup Switching
3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup


3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Saddles
Control Knobs
Knurled Dome
Hardware Finish
1-Ply Black
Tuning Machines
Single Line "Fender Deluxe" Vintage Style


Fender® USA 250R NPS, (.010-.046 Gauges)