for starters, the neck pup it’s busted! But as said before I would recommend asking on TDPRI. A joy to play. This particular reissue came only in blond, two-tone sunburst, and candy apple red metallic. How could I send you a photo from the pickups to check? These guitars have a thicker neck than the previous ones with a modest U profile and more accurate 12th fret markers. If anyone here has or knows about one of these neck pups, ill be interested in buying….must be original MIJ ’52. I hope this helps! no big deal but just would like to know, thanks Anders Kraft. The neck has rolled edges that give it a broken-in feel. For instance, the American Vintage '52 Tele sports redesigned, specially voiced American Vintage pickups, a wider U-shaped neck profile, and improved accuracy of both neck and body measurements. hello, I just bought one with the serialnr 0590 and a dot under one the bridge plate. Hi Viktor, Pre-Owned. Under its new ownership Fender produced numerous Telecaster spin-off models throughout the 70s. 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. Price. Telecaster Deluxe, 2 Humbucker, große Kopfplatte (bis 1981). 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to the old ones with most period correct specs as possible.I am glad that I was able to buy my 52 as it has now been replaced by origin series in 2020 and I was merely wanting to buy a 52 telecaster without so many thoughts . Quick Responder. Even though the server responded OK, it is possible the submission was not processed. 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. I checked it and I can see the broken wire inside, so I need to find an original MIJ replacement ..these are about 7K. Excellent. I write this blog together with my friend Michael who is a musician / media creative from Munich. 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. 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. Learn More{{/message}}, {{#message}}{{{message}}}{{/message}}{{^message}}It appears your submission was successful. Over $2,160.00 - apply Price filter. Plastic or Bakelite pickguard? In any case please get back to me if you can dig up any information on this! Best of luck, Maybe you could ask the guys on TDPRI? or Best Offer. Serial is 36xx. The have the reissue slotted vintage Kluson style tuners. Only discovered the ’52 reissue model by accident. Thanks, Listing Ended. 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. Thanks for your comment I have a offer to buy a 2017 AVRI and would like to hear your opinion, weich one is the‘better‘ one – the 2017 AVRI of the 2020 70th Anniversary. Fender American Vintage '52 Telecaster deals. Preferred Seller. Hi Robert, Looking at a 2013 '52 Reissue. Nearly evey MIJ/CIJ 52 Tele I have seen has come with a V shaped neck. Other players who have made it famous include Danny Gatton, Ry Cooder, Andy Summers, Albert Lee, and Waylon Jennings. Thanks again…. Time left 3d 17h left. see AVRI 52 Telecaster Service Diagram).It is also the first one that lets you identify the year of production by the serial number. Cookies. Stockholm Sweden, Hi Anders, 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. In 1998 Fender changed from 1303 to the 0202 model. Have you checked the neck and neck pocket for a pencil date or stamp? Because of the new name American Vintage Reissue, they are often referred to as AVRI. In comparison, previous models have had an orange-ish heavily tinted neck. These were only made in Japan in 82 through 84. 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? Phenomenal sounds. 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. it also shows a EX stamped on the back side of the neck which I still could not find why or what it means. Had tried a number of current models in the Telecaster lineup, but found none of them gave that proper Tele Twang. Cons Those not willing to wrestle the neck should steer clear. Until August 1962 Fender used flat-bottom ‘slab’ rosewood fingerboards. I will then add a chapter about it. I had the guitar at a friend’s place for more than 8 years…. 3) The headstock decal (logo) is under the finish, not on top of finish like the USA RI's. Anders Kraft, Hi Anders, 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). Hi there! Legal. Next to in-depth gear posts, you can find additional info on our YouTube videos. Pickups have grey insulated cables. You don't know what a Telecaster should sound like if you've never auditioned an American-made or Custom Shop '52-type reissue. The server responded with {{status_text}} (code {{status_code}}). $1,620.00 to $2,160.00 - apply Price filter. Leo carried over features from the Hawaiia… During the revamp, the Squier Tele was downgraded to a cut-cost spec, and no longer had the status of the JV '52 reissue. Strings: Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel. Learn More{{/message}}. $1,193.85 CAD + $203.50 CAD Shipping. Please contact the developer of this form processor to improve this message. 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. The new ones are looking much lighter. Guitar: Fender Telecaster Ressuie 52 (Crafted in Japan) Amplitube 4. 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. I'm also very uneducated on telecasters. Another indicator of that could be a Top Hat switch tip. 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. 2003 Fender Stratocaster Antigua 70s Reissue Electric Guitar Japan CIJ MIJ w/hc. I have a 52 RI with a neck dated to May 1982, pots are from August 1983 and COA writes 2-3-84. Neck Pickup with Tone Control (Bright Vintage Circuit), -Position 3. this one was completely rewired using high-end USA parts. Mine is a 82 as you can see by the pics (neck). The separate maple fingerboard was commercially introduced by Fender in mid 1967 as a makeshift way of bringing back … Keith Richards plays a 1954 blackguard Telecaster since 1971 which he received on his 27th birthday from Eric Clapton. It is the world’s first solid-body electric guitar that was commercially successful and has been in production ever since. Twice the price of any of the used Bajas and the like – but worth every penny. In the beginning of 1954 Fender switched the serial numbers from the bridge to the neck plate. Top-notch build quality. 2005 Fender Telecaster ‘52 Vintage Reissue Telecaster Fralin pickups. $1,800.00 to $2,040.00 - apply Price filter. Privacy. It is the world’s first solid-body electric guitar that was commercially successful and has been in production ever since. 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. I miss the last reissue- the 2020 70th anniversary Telecster. Thanks, C $2,084.11. 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. + 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. Michael. Can you tell me anything on this guitar, I would really appreciate that. The guitar needed some real TLC…. 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. Especially there are 2 main differences: The colour (BB vs Blackguard Blonde) and the PU‘s (Custom Shop). Picked up a late model AV52 in one of the local music shops here in Ireland (Jimi’s) and fell in love with it straight away. In 1965 Leo Fender sold his company to the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), an American commercial broadcast television network. But I don’t think that necessarily means that yours is not stock. If you have V12 + 5 digits stamped on the bridge plate your guitar was made in 2012. Thanks, Learn more about Fender electric basses. Stay safe! On the Tone pot all I can read is 64 250K – AU0 or AUO R9144 Congrats on your new guitar! Not so with the new models. Werkzeugtasche, SAMSUNG Galaxy S10+ 128 GB Ceramic Black Dual SIM, Ultraslim Deckenleuchte LED Badleuchte Deckenlampe Dimmbar Silber Flurlampe, Geographical Norway warme Designer Herren Winter Stepp Jacke Winterjacke NEU. Selling due to lack of use as I mainly play acoustic guitars. His guitar tech Ted Newman Jones III replaced the neck position pickups with Gibson PAF humbuckers and the guitar is called “Micaweber”. In October 1985 the production started in the new factory in Corona, California where only the Vintage Reissue Stratocaster models were produced until 1986. Even today with all of the technological advancement this very first design satisfies the demanding needs of many guitarists. Such a cool Bigsby Telecaster with a great vibe! {"modules":["unloadOptimization","bandwidthDetection"],"unloadOptimization":{"browsers":{"Firefox":true,"Chrome":true}},"bandwidthDetection":{"url":"","maxViews":4,"imgSize":37,"expiry":300000,"timeout":250}}. 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. I am sorry that I cant be of any help. Can you tell me what this stand for you mean Keith richards. 24 watchers. Hi! I will definitely add Springsteen and Page! It also should help you to identify the different versions at a glance. Gear: Fender Telecaster Reissue 52 CIJ, Crate Vintage Club 30, MXR Dynacomp and Artec Analog Delay. The first 46 instruments produced of each AV model featured a “1st 46” neck plate. Reverb is a marketplace bringing together a wide-spanning community to buy, sell, and discuss all things music gear. The guitar is in fairly nice condition with a few di Its simple yet effective design with two pickups and a 3-way-switch and revolutionary sound broke ground. If you watch the listing, we'll notify you if it becomes available again. The Vintage Lacquer Information Sheet was part of the case candy and warned customers about possible “checking” or cracking of the wood. First appearing around 1986, this was essentially a reissue of the type of Stratocaster immortalised by Jimi Hendrix – a post-CBS late ‘sixties model with a large headstock, staggered-pole pickups, and most crucially, a maple neck with a separate maple fingerboard. It's a craigslist deal, so I'm a bit hesitant. thanks! The MIJ 52 RI came with 3 differnt types of neck plates. Because of the black pickguard, the early Telecaster had they are sometimes called ‘Black-guard’ Telecaster. The original Fender Custom Telecaster is not … Because of the black pickguard, the early Telecaster had they are sometimes called ‘Black-guard’ Telecaster. Looks super cool with the tooled leather pickguard, natural ash body, '52 Tele stylings, and a fat 50's feeling neck. 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. 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). Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. This included the ‘52 AVRI (blackguard) Telecaster, the AVRI ’72 Telecaster Custom, the AVRI ’69 Thinline Telecaster and also the AVRI ’62 Telecaster Custom. We use cookies to optimize our website and our service. No mistake here. Definitely a keeper . 2012 '62 Reissue MIJ Fender Telecaster Sunburst Electric Guitar. Butterscotch Blonde (BSB) is supposed to simulate that color. What sort of things should I expect or look out for with a "52 Reissue" ? You can always send me an email to Learn more about Fender electric basses. C $1,430.07. Save fender telecaster 62 reissue to get e-mail alerts and updates on your eBay Feed. I find TDPRI to be a good resource sometimes. Es ist ein Problem aufgetreten. 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. Michael. Thanks for the hint! My guess is that it says AUD and that the number 9144 indicates the 44th week of 1991. 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. Alright, I'm going to look at telecaster tomorrow that is a '52 reissue CIJ w/ factory bigsby. Steve Cropper Tests a ‘52 Reissue Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046), Robert Quine (Richard Hell & The Voidoids). also most revews say they are nitro, but you said its not 100% nitro? Bruce Springsteen may play the most famous 50s Tele in the world (after Keith). Hi Vic, 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. Feb 15, 2020 #2. David Gilmour played a Broadcaster, and Jimmy Page almost exclusively used a 50s Tele on the first two Zep records. Michael. Please let me know if you find a definitive answer! (Production: 1994, Serial #O 003418). 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. 2013. + Shipping to: 98837. {{#message}}{{{message}}}{{/message}}{{^message}}Your submission failed. Many thanks for the writeup, I had questions that you’ve cleared up on these guitars except one. Fender started making the first 52 reissues in 1982 in the Fullerton plant but the first ones were allegedly assembled in Japan.