Fender Vintage Hot Rod '52 Telecaster Electric Guitar

Expert Review

When musicians in the 50s were hammering out Texas Blues riffs in their heyday, there’s no way they could have anticipated that decades later there would be a modern instrument that replicated the look and feel of their favorite axe but added modern improvements. But here we are in present day, and that’s exactly what Fender has done with the Vintage Hot Rod ’52 Telecaster, an instrument that is able to walk the walk and talk the talk with ease. This guitar’s premium ash body and one-piece maple neck ensure you’re going to be holding something with a comfortable, classic feel coupled with a sound that's warm and welcoming like the blues of the past. But look a little bit closer and you’ll see this axe is capable of screaming tones that blues players of the 50s could never fathom.

With a Seymour Duncan Vintage Mini-Humbucker in the neck position and a custom-wound Tele pickup in the bridge, the Vintage Hot Rod is capable of truly getting hot in ways that not only suit the style of Texas Blues, but are able to push past the limits into a whole other category. Medium jumbo frets ensure you’ll be able to bend, stretch, pull-on and pull-off with great ease and maximum playability. A deluxe vintage tweed case is included with your purchase which allows you to properly protect your axe with the utmost of style.Rating: 5/5

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