Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster "Chicago Special" Heavy Relic Dirty Sonic Blue w/Roasted Neck

CME Exclusive 6-String Solid Body Electric Guitar with Maple Fingerboard, Includes Hardshell Case. Made in the USA.
1 review

Fender Custom Shop 1952 Telecaster "Chicago Special" Heavy Relic Dirty Sonic Blue w/Roasted Neck

Brand New
Serial #R128113
6lbs 14oz
  • £3,561.00
UNAVAILABLE

Description & Specs

It is no secret that the Fender Custom Shop has been creating the best instruments since 1987. In keeping with the true spirit of Leo’s original vision of the company, each instrument is built with the highest level of care and excellence. Here at Chicago Music Exchange, we have collaborated with the best minds at Fender to build the best instruments from top to bottom, tirelessly going over each spec to ensure that we offer you the best of what Fender has to offer.

Featuring measurements and components we hand-selected from across history, our “Chicago Special” Fender Custom Shop guitars highlight important years in the development of core models like the Stratocaster, Telecaster and more. We capture the energy and essence of their respective eras with iconic fingerboard radii and period-correct plastics, matched headstocks and slab fingerboards, classic finishes and not-so-classic colorways. But that’s just the beginning of what makes our Fender Custom Shop guitars so special. We take customization a step further with rift sawn necks for added resonance and expanded control sets for tonal versatility, and every “Chicago Special” Fender Custom Shop guitar features our own custom Chicago Special pickups, designed in conjunction with Fender Custom Shop Vice President of Product Development Mike Lewis.

"Chicago Special" Tele pickups
  • Potted in shellac for open wide range frequency response
  • 43 gauge enamel wire
  • BRIDGE: Wide diameter AlNiCo 3 magnets combined with thinner 43 gauge enamel wire equals 'hot juicy tone'
  • NECK: Wide diameter AlNiCo 5 magnets overwound with 43 gauge enamel wire gives high output, clarity, and punch

General

Series: Fender Custom Shop
Country of Manufacture: Made in the USA
Serial Number: R128113
Product Color: Dirty Sonic Blue
Relic/Aging Level: Heavy Relic
Case Type: Hardshell Case Included
Factory Setup: .010-.046, E Standard (E-A-D-G-B-E)

Body

Body Shape: Telecaster
Body Material: 2-Piece Select Ash
Body Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer

Neck

Neck Material: Roasted Rift Sawn Maple
Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
Neck Tint/Color: Medium
Neck Shape: Nocaster U
Fingerboard Material: None (1-Piece Maple Neck)
Nut Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.65" (42mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
Scale Length: 25.5" (647.7mm)
Number of Frets: 21 Frets
Neck Joint: 4-Bolt
Fingerboard Inlay: Micarta Black Dots
Inlay Shape: Dots
Side Marker Inlay: Black Micarta
Headstock Inlay/Decal: Vintage Silver Tele

Electronics

Bridge Pickup: Fender Hand-Wound Chicago Special
Neck Pickup: Fender Hand-Wound Chicago Special
Controls and Switching: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Switch
Electronics Notes: Modified '51 Nocaster wiring

Hardware

Hardware Color: Nickel/Chrome
Bridge: 51-'54 Tele
Tuning Machines: Vintage with Fender Logo
String Tree: Vintage Disk
Fret Wire: Medium Vintage
Pickguard: 1-Ply Black
Knobs: Knurled Chrome
Hardware Notes: All Slot Head Screw
Customer Reviews
5.0 Based on 1 Reviews
5 ★
100% 
1
4 ★
0% 
0
3 ★
0% 
0
2 ★
0% 
0
1 ★
0% 
0
Write a Review Ask a Question

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

Filter Reviews:
M
02/12/2024
Michael SVG verified by SHOP
United States United States

Awesome playability and resonance with that baseball neck and body.

You read that right! Any orders over $75 ship for free!*

The CME Difference:  CME's mission is to make sure your shipment will arrive quickly, carefully, and correctly. We realize that the online ordering of guitars and instruments, in general, can be a nerve-racking experience. We are here to put your mind at ease and make your transaction smooth and enjoyable! As musicians ourselves, we want to make sure everything gets to you the way it should, every time.

Most orders ship the same or next day:  
We greatly appreciate your patience, and are working hard to fulfill all requests as quickly as possible, while practicing recommended safety guidelines.

Our Bottom line: We care! This is something we take very seriously, because it's what you deserve. Our shipping, sales, and customer service teams are always striving to create the best experience for you. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, we want to know.

Please don't hesitate to reach out to support@chicagomusicexchange.com, or call us directly at 773-525-7773.

*Special exceptions do apply.

STORE HOURS (CST)

APPOINTMENT ONLY Mon

day-Tuesday
12PM-7PM Wednesday-Friday

10AM-7PM Saturday

10AM-5PM Sunday

Before & After Hours: Try us! 
If we are not available, our commitment is to get back to you no later than the next day.


US & International: +1 (773) 525-7773


Fax: 773-525-2775



LOCATION 

3316 N Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60657


We're right off the CTA Brown Line 'Paulina' Stop Just North of Belmont and just West of Ashland.

We’re all musicians here at Chicago Music Exchange and we want you to love the gear you get from us. We understand that sometimes you get a piece of gear that doesn’t work out for you. That’s why we offer an easy return policy to take the stress out of purchasing from us.

If you decide you'd like to return an item, please contact your Sales Rep, chat us, or give us a call.

If you placed your order on Amazon or eBay, we advise issuing the return request from your account on the platform of purchase - our Customer Service team will process a refund upon receipt of the item(s).

Most new items may be returned within 30 days of delivery and most vintage & used items may be returned within 3 days of delivery for a full refund, exchange, or store credit. Please pack the product safely for the journey back to us. If the product was shipped for free, the charge will be deducted from refund, unless the reason for the return is outside normal circumstances.

Please contact us as soon as possible if your order was received incorrectly, damaged, or defective. Most times we will give you an RA number (Return Authorization). Why is that number important? This will allow us to speed up the process of the return.

We reserve the right to charge a restocking fee based on the return condition. Some items we just can’t take back for returns, due to a one time function like strings or drums heads and other times it’s not sanitary to do so with microphones or harmonicas. If you aren’t sure if what you bought falls into a category like this, call us (773) 525-7773!

We strive to get your return processed quickly. Most of the time we have it done within two business days. Funds going back to credit cards usually takes two to four business days. CME strives to make sure all customers are happy with their experience. It is our priority to provide great service along with great gear. We always want to be helpful, and open to your feedback. Please let us know your thoughts! If you have any questions, we’re here for you!

Feel free to email us at customerservice@chicagomusicexchange.com or give us a call at (773) 525-7773.