NGP possible - Fender Masterbuilt '52 Telecaster Heavy Relic - Dale Wilson

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  1. Groberts

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    NGD?!? Fender Masterbuilt 52 Telecaster Heavy Relic

    I had the good fortune of finding a unique, exceptional Fender Custom Shop 52 Telecaster Heavy Relic that is amazing! This may very well be the single best Telecaster I've ever played. I have the good fortune to check it out for final approval.The Fender Masterbuilder is Dale Wilson from the Fender Custom shop.

    • Handwound Josefina Twisted Tele Neck PU
    • Handwound Josefina Broadcaster Bridge PU
    • 7.25" to 9.5" Compound Radius
    • 6105 Frets
    • Heavy Relic
    • Bigsby Tremolo (No Shim since it was master built with all the right angles
    • 7.5lbs with the Bigsby is incredible!!
    It plays like a dream and has a resonance and sustain that makes it feel alive when I am fretting notes. Not sure I can afford such a creation, but I am also not sure I can afford to pass it up. Feeling the need to make this one happen no matter what. This is the most authentic-looking Heavy Relic'ing that looks authentic. It feels, looks and sounds like it has been played since 1952!
    What do you think? Should I seal the deal ...even if it means stretching myself a bit? I can't remember a more credible, organic, spanky, firey soulful tele.



     
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    Wowza - I love that in every way - what a guitar.
     
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    BUY IT!!! You will regret it for ever if you don't !! Good luck!
     
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    Another tidbit for you to make that buying decision.

    These HAND WOUND Josephina Campos pickups are UNMATCHED.... I have some too and the JC pups are way better than Ybara's ( I have some of these too) at least the ones I have. BUY IT!!
     
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    That’s not the Bob Bane signature model is it they made one not to long ago that had that set up probably didn’t have a compound radius though

    Anyway looks like a groovy axe
     
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    Rhetorical question right?

    Congrats on your new CS Masterbuilt Tele!!
     
  7. jackal

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    That's the best sounding middle position I've heard.
     
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    Dream guitar!
     
  9. theprofessor

    theprofessor Friend of Leo's

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    Wow, that guitar looks and sounds incredible. If you're a Tele-with-a-Bigsby guy, it's hard to believe you'd find a nicer example. Those pickups sound beautiful. The middle and neck positions sound especially good to me, and I liked the bridge sound too.
     
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    I like the idea of 7.25 to 9.5 compound neck. I’d like to try one.

    You got to get it!
     
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    Sounds like a dream. Go for it, even if you have to let one or two others go.

    I love Bigsbys!!
     
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    So did you get it???
     
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    You can't pass on perfection. ;-)
     
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    I think that’s a great sounding amp! :D
     
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    That sounds amazing. Such beef with clarity. Nice pickin’, too.
     
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    It will haunt you the rest of your life if it doesn't come home with you.
     
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