If you watch the listing, we'll notify you if it becomes available again. There has been a Factory Special Run (FSR) Limited Edition American Vintage 52 Telecaster Korina wich had a Korina body and was part of the 10 for 15 Limited Collection in 2015. The American Vintage Reissue series, are intended to be authentic replicas of iconic Fender guitars made in the earlier years. The guitar needed some real TLC…. Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar. I had the guitar at a friend’s place for more than 8 years…. The American Vintage 52 Telecaster (AV) was advertised as ‘Pure Vintage’ at first (e.g. Yes, as far as I know, the first reissues that were called U.S. Vintage Series 52 Telecaster and produced from 1982 to 1997 came with a Top Hat switch tip and had a nitro poly mixed lacquer. Seattle, WA, United States. But as said before I would recommend asking on TDPRI. Hi Robert, The separate maple fingerboard was commercially introduced by Fender in mid 1967 as a makeshift way of bringing back … Fender American Vintage Brochure from 2012, Fender U.S. Vintage 52 Telecaster Manual 1981, Fender U.S. Vintage 52 Telecaster Manual 1986, Fender American Vintage Reissue 52 Telecaster Service Diagram 1998, Fender American Vintage 52 Telecaster Service Diagram 2012, Fender American Vintage Lacquer Information Sheet (2012), Pickups: Two Single-Coil Pickups with Volume and Tone Controls, Bridge: 3-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Bridge with Brass Saddles, Alnico 5 magnets pickups with plastic insulation wire, A Top Hat switch tip (probably only on the first versions), Neck: 1-Piece Maple, U Shape, (Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish), Fingerboard: Maple, 7.25″ Radius (184 mm), Pickups: 2 American Vintage Tele® Single-Coil Pickups, -Position 2. Because of the new name American Vintage Reissue, they are often referred to as AVRI. 3000+ Joined Reverb. 32:49. The neck lacquer on the AV 52 Telecasters is virtually untinted. Usually they have two different colors. 2,846. It's got the look, feel, and sound of an old Tele but has some added trimmings. There also where some Hot Rod 52 Telecaster Reissues with a Neck Humbucker. From United States. Telecaster Deluxe, 2 Humbucker, große Kopfplatte (bis 1981). Have you checked the neck and neck pocket for a pencil date or stamp? hello, I just bought one with the serialnr 0590 and a dot under one the bridge plate. I bought this guitar new around 1998 and I am the original owner, the guitar has never been messed with and is completely original except for the strings. Since it had no UV inhibitors the vintage blonde color turned into a faint yellow color over the years. Finden Sie Top-Angebote für Fender TL-52 Telecaster Reissue Cij Handarbeit in Japan W Deluxe Hartschale bei eBay. or Best Offer. But to be sure you could unscrew the neck and check the end of the neck and the neck pocket for a date. Excellent. I will then add a chapter about it. In October 1985 the production started in the new factory in Corona, California where only the Vintage Reissue Stratocaster models were produced until 1986. Under $1,620.00 - apply Price filter. Also the 52 RI comes with a vintage bridge with 3 brass saddles. In 1998 Fender changed from 1303 to the 0202 model. Congrats on your new guitar! CIJ Fender '72 Tele Thinline Reissue d7b9. Since 1982 there have been three different versions of the 52 Reissue made in the U.S.The following overview should give you an idea of the differences and improvements that have been made over the years. I just purchased on that has 5 digits serial number on the bridge plate and the base of the neck has a hand written date of 11-8-96. + Shipping to: 98837. Neck Pickup with Tone Control (Bright Vintage Circuit), -Position 3. this one was completely rewired using high-end USA parts. The electronics are all original American Texas Specials, and they sound amazing. Strings: Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel. Thx for the great research! Stockholm Sweden, Hi Anders, The have the reissue slotted vintage Kluson style tuners. Save telecaster 52 reissue to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. If the serial number has 4 digits and is stamped on the bridge plate it could be from the U.S. Vintage Series that was built between 1982 and 1997. In the beginning of 1954 Fender switched the serial numbers from the bridge to the neck plate. Even though the server responded OK, it is possible the submission was not processed. Looks super cool with the tooled leather pickguard, natural ash body, '52 Tele stylings, and a fat 50's feeling neck. The Japan '52 Teles are not actually reissues, and they differ from the AV '52 RI's in several details. Thanks again…. Rather than just replacing the previous models with different ones, the entire vintage-reissue concept has been completely and comprehensively re-imagined—restoring original tooling dies, voicing new pickups, reformulating vintage colors and more—based on actual vintage guitars designers tracked down to ensure even greater accuracy.”, “All the new American Vintage Series guitars feature thick and slim necks with profiles and edges carefully re-sculpted to reflect even greater period-correct authenticity, with both maple and rosewood fingerboards, vintage-style frets and bone nuts; all-new vintage-style pickups wound to period-correct specs and sound to accurately reflect specific model years, and even specific periods within specific model years; retooled pickguards, parts, and hardware designed to accurately reflect specific model years (and again, even specific periods within specific model years), and standard and custom-color finishes re-formulated for even greater period-correct authenticity.The new guitars are the American Vintage 56, 59 and 65 Stratocaster models (56 model also in left-handed version), American Vintage 58 and 64 Telecaster models (64 model also in left-handed version), American Vintage 65 Jazzmaster and American Vintage 65 Jaguar. Sounds great and plays easy. Anders Kraft. When Fender replaced the AV series with the American Original (AO) they started using the same body finishes as the AVRI (urethane base coat under lacquers) again.This is the first 52 Tele Reissue that comes with a thinner case and the modern wiring of bridge/both/neck standard and a kit to convert it to the vintage wiring (bridge/neck/neck with the tone capacitor) (see AV 52 Telecaster Service Diagram). {{#message}}{{{message}}}{{/message}}{{^message}}Your submission failed. Hi Viktor, + Update your shipping location . Pre-Owned. Thanks. Learn more about Fender electric basses. Apparently, it is all stock and comes with the tweed case. Save fender 52 reissue telecaster to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. Michael. $899.00. If you're a Tele purist, check out the Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster electric guitar. The guitar is in truly excellent condition having been stored correctly over the years. Cons Those not willing to wrestle the neck should steer clear. While you could see through the previous finish the new one has a tint so you can see less of the grain.The AV 52 Tele was the first of the 52 reissues to have a Flash Coat Lacquer (supposedly the same lacquer as Fenders Thin Skin models) that was all Nitro with a Nitro Sanding sealer, Nitro color and Nitro topcoat (according to Rob Schwarz, Fender). Price. You can see Mick playing a 1952 Telecaster here: https://youtu.be/L3QqMIjjNMI?t=45m21s Previous models were sometimes called “Pumpkincaster”. Thanks, Hi! Here are the main ingredients of a 1952 Telecaster: The original finish on a 1952 Telecaster was blonde. Hi there, I'm Paul, and I am a music producer / sound designer and live in Munich. How could I send you a photo from the pickups to check? 2004-2005 Fender Japan '52 Tele with Factory B-5 Bigsby! also most revews say they are nitro, but you said its not 100% nitro? Hello!I purchased my ’52 Tele back in 1982. Very excellent demonstration on the 52 telecaster reissues!Recently I got my American vintage 52 made in 2017 as it has a serial number started with V17 on the plate…I wouldn’t know if I hadn’t read this page. $1,620.00 to $2,160.00 - apply Price filter. Preferred Seller. The new ones are looking much lighter. Twice the price of any of the used Bajas and the like – but worth every penny. see the last page of the Fender American Vintage Brochure from 2012). Many thanks for the writeup, I had questions that you’ve cleared up on these guitars except one. To me at least, better clean sounds than any of the more modern Teles (which all sound almost identical to the modern Strat incarnations) – and also just about perfect if you want to dirty it up as well. All wiring on these guitars were to spec and cloth wire used, not the plastic used on later models. These units will be randomly distributed around the globe for Fender fans everywhere to have a chance to find one in their local stores.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). Reverb is a marketplace bringing together a wide-spanning community to buy, sell, and discuss all things music gear. Update your shipping location 7 S 0 P O N S O A R P A 7 E E D-1-1 U J-1 0 F J-1-1. Watch. Save fender telecaster 62 reissue to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. Anders Kraft, Hi Anders, Which is why the AVRI 62 Custom has the serial number stamped on the neck plate as opposed to 52 Telecaster Reissues. Michael. You can always send me an email to michael@paulreno.de This included the ‘52 AVRI (blackguard) Telecaster, the AVRI ’72 Telecaster Custom, the AVRI ’69 Thinline Telecaster and also the AVRI ’62 Telecaster Custom. No mistake here. + Update your shipping location 7 S 0 P O N S O A R P A 7 E E D-1-1 U J-1 0 F J-1-1. Plastic or Bakelite pickguard? The one above is a FENDER CIJ SUNBURST 1967 CUSTOM SONNY REISSUE TELECASTER. I guess my question is this: how do I fully know I am actually buying a CIJ telecaster. 1) They have a larger body radius (rounder edges). A joy to play. As mentioned already, this particular model was never imported into the US and was bought brand new by a gentlemen who was serving in Japan in the military in the early 1990’s. Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. The first 46 instruments produced of each AV model featured a “1st 46” neck plate. Shipped From. ... 52. This would be in line with the 4 digits on your bridge plate pointing to a U.S. Vintage Series that was built between 1982 and 1997. It's a craigslist deal, so I'm a bit hesitant. These were only made in Japan in 82 through 84. Another indicator of that could be a Top Hat switch tip. Loading... Unsubscribe from d7b9? I am sorry that I cant be of any help. Sales. see AVRI 52 Telecaster Service Diagram).It is also the first one that lets you identify the year of production by the serial number. In comparison, previous models have had an orange-ish heavily tinted neck. You could check some catalogs yourself at Vintaxe or Music Man Steve. I have a 1986 52 and it has a tophat switch. Listing Ended. Leo carried over features from the Hawaiia… Neck Pickup with No Tone Control (Dark Vintage Circuit), Bridge: Original Vintage Tele Bridge with 3 Brass Saddles, Machine Heads: Fender®/Gotoh® Vintage Style Tuning Machines, Unique Features: U Shape Maple Neck, Black Dot Position Inlays, Vintage styling, Synthetic Bone Nut. Pre-Owned. Definitely a keeper . The complete Fender reissue line also included a 1962 version of the Strat, with a rosewood fretboard and three-ply pickguard, a maple-necked ’57 Precision Bass, a ’62 P-Bass with a rosewood fretboard, and a ’62 Jazz Bass. The Barrel switch tip has a recessed-top which is also more accurate. I find TDPRI to be a good resource sometimes. Alright, I'm going to look at telecaster tomorrow that is a '52 reissue CIJ w/ factory bigsby. hi, i collect 50’s and 60’s Fenders, serious stuff, but also getting interested in these fullerton reissues, i have a bunch of fullerton strats and 2 x 82/52 teles, one has the barrel tip the other the top hat, the top hat tele is untouched , march neck date, 3 digit serial, all the candy, but i dont understand why the top hat, every other reissue i have ever seen has the barrel tip, i would think the top hat is not original to the guitar, but i read your blog and you say top hat was the tip on the first reissues? Because the deal did not include production facilities in Fullerton, California the USA guitar production ceased in late 1984. Learn more about Fender electric basses. Please contact the developer of this form processor to improve this message. I will definitely add Springsteen and Page! Such a cool Bigsby Telecaster with a great vibe! Therefore Bill Schultz and Roger Balmer (CEO and VP) decided in 1981 that they wanted to bring back the glory days of the pre-CBS era and the vintage reissue series was born. Es ist ein Problem aufgetreten. Blues on a Fender '62 Reissue Telecaster - … Shipping not specified. Michael, Thank you Michael. Had tried a number of current models in the Telecaster lineup, but found none of them gave that proper Tele Twang. On the Tone pot all I can read is 64 250K – AU0 or AUO R9144 you mean Keith richards. {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"https://ir.ebaystatic.com/cr/v/c1/thirtysevens.jpg","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}. Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. Long before the Fender 52 Telecaster Reissues in 1950 the Telecaster was developed by Leo Fender in Fullerton, California and originally introduced as Broadcaster. Bruce Springsteen may play the most famous 50s Tele in the world (after Keith). I have a 52 RI with a neck dated to May 1982, pots are from August 1983 and COA writes 2-3-84. Selling due to lack of use as I mainly play acoustic guitars. Thanks, The Vintage Lacquer Information Sheet was part of the case candy and warned customers about possible “checking” or cracking of the wood. Some people expressed concern that the rolled edges could make refretting harder, if necessary. They were Fenders first try on recreating a 1952 Telecaster and had some historical inaccuracies: This version has a slim neck with a C profile and a 4 digits serial number stamped on the bridge plate. For sale my beautiful 50's Reissue Japanese (CIJ) Stratocaster in 2 tone sunburst. Top-notch build quality. Butterscotch Blonde (BSB) is supposed to simulate that color. Next to in-depth gear posts, you can find additional info on our YouTube videos. The bridge has been replaced with a 6 individual ash tray bridge for more accurate intonation, but I have the original and will include it. Sending kind regards to Stockholm, For this reissue Fender did a complete redesign. Thanks, Feb 15, 2020 #2. 24 watchers. We use cookies to optimize our website and our service. hi, well my recent 82 with tophat is dead stock untouched serial 0500, but really if you go over the net i dont think u would find any with the tophat, its no big deal of course but i was just interested to see if i actually did get a very early one with tophat , but i have never read anything that says they did have the tophat , and no other pics i can find , so u would have to assume barrel was the way…anyway one day the book by someone will come out as i see these fullertons rising in value every year….. Hi Tony, Here you can read Fenders 2012 Press Release: “Fender is proud to announce the release of a limited number of the popular American Vintage Series instruments featuring 1st 46 neck plates, a designation given to the first 46 instruments of each model year. Steve Cropper Tests a ‘52 Reissue Mine is a 82 as you can see by the pics (neck). I would like to share my pics with all of you but I don’t think it is possible to load pics here(??) 1983 Moreover, you could check the number on the back of the volume and tone pot. The guitar in all these years remains 100% untouched and original in all respects.Four digit serial 5***. What sort of things should I expect or look out for with a "52 Reissue" ? Thank you. I checked it and I can see the broken wire inside, so I need to find an original MIJ replacement ..these are about 7K. Hi Vic, Please let me know if you find a definitive answer! Are these pickups original? C $2,084.11. Michael. 2012 '62 Reissue MIJ Fender Telecaster Sunburst Electric Guitar. It is the world’s first solid-body electric guitar that was commercially successful and has been in production ever since. Save fender telecaster 52 reissue to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. Kostenlose Lieferung für viele Artikel! The frets are more rounded on the top giving them a feeling of being taller without actually being it. I write this blog together with my friend Michael who is a musician / media creative from Munich. Leo carried over features from the Hawaiian steel guitars Fender had already been making since 1945, such as the ashtray bridge cover and Kluson tuners. Because of the black pickguard, the early Telecaster had they are sometimes called ‘Black-guard’ Telecaster. The dates and number of digits for serial #. Even today with all of the technological advancement this very first design satisfies the demanding needs of many guitarists. I just checked a couple of catalogs from that time and could not find pics of a top hat Tele. But I don’t think that necessarily means that yours is not stock. They also have a little different color and Fender changed to more vintage accurate Alnico 3 magnets pickups and a Barrel switch tip. or Best Offer. It is even more happier after reading this page , given that the American vintage series was extremely dedicated to the old ones with most period correct specs as possible.I am glad that I was able to buy my 52 as it has now been replaced by origin series in 2020 and I was merely wanting to buy a 52 telecaster without so many thoughts . - Duration: 21:52. twoodfrd 1,036,759 ... Vintage Reissue Fender Stratocaster Classic ST62 vs ST57 vs 70 s vs Standard Japan Mexico - Duration: 32:49. 3) The headstock decal (logo) is under the finish, not on top of finish like the USA RI's. Thanks for reaching out! Also, the American Vintage 52 Telecaster returns to the fold (in right- and left-handed versions) with body, neck, and pickups refined with the best features—tones, curves, perimeters, radii and more—from a handful of extraordinary 52 Telecaster specimens examined by Fender craftsmen.” – Fender. It also should help you to identify the different versions at a glance. But most musicians rather played guitars from the 50s and 60s then the new designs. 2013. 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. Serial is 36xx. You don't know what a Telecaster should sound like if you've never auditioned an American-made or Custom Shop '52-type reissue. I have written a section about how to date a pot in my post about The Pro Co RAT. From United States. Thanks for the hint! Good luck with your search and please let me know if you find an answer! I will have to dive into the specs of the 2020 anniversary Tele and actually play one. 2005 Fender Telecaster ‘52 Vintage Reissue Telecaster Fralin pickups. My guess is that it says AUD and that the number 9144 indicates the 44th week of 1991. ps i also have a real in like 9/10 condition 52 tele …..and we all know its barrel tips for 52, Hi Tony, If you have V12 + 5 digits stamped on the bridge plate your guitar was made in 2012. These neck plates commemorate the fact that Fender was founded in 1946, as well as the fact that Fender is releasing the most accurate and beautiful Fender reissue instruments ever from key historical years. They were modelled on a late 1954 Fender Telecaster, as is evident in the combination of brass bridge saddles (they were steel by 1955), white scratchplate (previous models featured black), and creamy blond standard finish, which differed from the original butterscotch used on earlier ’50s Teles. In March 1984 an investment group led by William (Bill) Schultz (Fender Musical Instruments Corporation or FMIC) bought Fender from CBS for twelve and a half million dollars. It is the world’s first solid-body electric guitar that was commercially successful and has been in production ever since. Copyright © 1995-2020 eBay Inc. Alle Rechte vorbehalten. Fender started making the first 52 reissues in 1982 in the Fullerton plant but the first ones were allegedly assembled in Japan. Quick Shipper. Under $1,800.00 - apply Price filter. (Production: 1994, Serial #O 003418). Cookies. Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster deals. Are both cables on one pickup gray? Laura Cox 505,546 views. The guitar is in fairly nice condition with a few di The neck has rolled edges that give it a broken-in feel. thanks! This particular reissue came only in blond, two-tone sunburst, and candy apple red metallic. Keith Richards plays a 1954 blackguard Telecaster since 1971 which he received on his 27th birthday from Eric Clapton. for starters, the neck pup it’s busted! it also shows a EX stamped on the back side of the neck which I still could not find why or what it means. Gear: Fender Telecaster Reissue 52 CIJ, Crate Vintage Club 30, MXR Dynacomp and Artec Analog Delay. + 7 S 0 P O N S O A R P A 7 E E D-1-1 U J-1 0 F J-1-1. stay safe! Thanks for your comment 2) They have the "wrong" (large) 12th fret dot spacing (except the newer ones). LED Lichternetz Lichtervorhang Innen Außen Garten Weihnachten Lichterkette Deko. © 2020 Paul Reno. Guitar: Fender Telecaster Ressuie 52 (Crafted in Japan) Amplitube 4. Hello Michael! I am assuming that only the first models had a top hat switch, and I just changed the text of my blog post to this. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. All prior versions came from the factory with the vintage wiring and the kit to convert it to modern wiring (e.g. Fender Telecaster '52 Reissue Hot Rod 2008 Butterscotch - Excellent Cond! Maybe you could ask the guys on TDPRI? Until August 1962 Fender used flat-bottom ‘slab’ rosewood fingerboards. Long before the Fender 52 Telecaster Reissues in 1950 the Telecaster was developed by Leo Fender in Fullerton, California and originally introduced as Broadcaster. Again thanks for the writeup! hi Alex, thats interesting, still though i search reverb and other places and see all the 52 reissues for sale and so far never spotted one with top hat, anyway really its no big deal, actually just bought another one this week, a mint 82/52 i mean unmarked new condition except 1 minor issue, no ashtray and no switch tip, i just ordered a repro barrel and ashtray for it… Tony. To get the guitar as accurate as possible the body dimensions and necks of several vintage guitars where remeasured. The neck plate will serve as an indicator that these “1st 46” models were the first of their kind to be built, as well as add an element of collectability to these first run instruments. If anyone here has or knows about one of these neck pups, ill be interested in buying….must be original MIJ ’52. 3:52. 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Hi there! Until mid-2005 the guitars came with a Certificate Of Authenticity (COA) with the date of production. Then there are the Fender Custom Shop (CS), Made in Japan (MIJ), Crafted in Japan (CIJ), Made in Mexico (MIM) and Squire 52 Telecaster models. 7 S 0 P O N S O A R P A 7 E E D-1-1 U J-1 0 F J-1-1. Joseph Gabaldon 11,953 views. Quick Responder. The server responded with {{status_text}} (code {{status_code}}). “Famous Players Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones)” ? On some of the previous models, one could see the pickup cavity under the bridge. These are the famous VJ series …with the small “squire” logo at the top of the head stock. The MIJ 52 RI came with 3 differnt types of neck plates. In any case please get back to me if you can dig up any information on this! Other players who have made it famous include Danny Gatton, Ry Cooder, Andy Summers, Albert Lee, and Waylon Jennings. These guitars have a thicker neck than the previous ones with a modest U profile and more accurate 12th fret markers. I am fairly certain about the lacquer, but I could be mistaken about the switch tip. David Gilmour played a Broadcaster, and Jimmy Page almost exclusively used a 50s Tele on the first two Zep records. Price . Time left 3d 17h left. Hello! The new-for-'85 Squier Tele was clearly inferior to the Fender MIJ '62 Custom reissue. During the revamp, the Squier Tele was downgraded to a cut-cost spec, and no longer had the status of the JV '52 reissue. Can you tell me anything on this guitar, I would really appreciate that. 2003 Fender Stratocaster Antigua 70s Reissue Electric Guitar Japan CIJ MIJ w/hc. Its simple yet effective design with two pickups and a 3-way-switch and revolutionary sound broke ground. Because of the black pickguard, the early Telecaster had they are sometimes called ‘Black-guard’ Telecaster. 0 bids. Hi, The Southern California guitarist Ted Greene helped Fender with the design by referencing his extensive collection of old Telecasters. Can you tell me what this stand for But I have not yet heard of anybody actually refretting one.The color of the BSB is also lighter and less orange-ish. Under its new ownership Fender produced numerous Telecaster spin-off models throughout the 70s. Not so with the new models. Best of luck, Pros Authentic spec (thankfully, with the exception of modern wiring). C $1,430.07.