Fender Custom Shop Ron Thorn Masterbuilt Roadshow Special 1952 Telecaster Relic Maple Fingerboard 2-Color Sunburst R99330

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Even though there were earlier designs, 1952 is considered the first year of production for the venerable Tele®, and the 1952 Telecaster Relic is a premium example of this design, slightly tweaked for modern players. All the classic "Blackguard" touches are here: Black 51 Nocaster Relic pickguard, roasted ash body with classic 2-Color Sunburst finish and maple neck with " '52 U”-shaped profile. The first Telecaster had some subtle changes from the '51 nocaster, including a slow transition from slot-head screws to Phillips-head, reflected here by both types appearing (as happened on some models). Not only does a lacquer finish let the body wood "breathe" with sustain, it wears in a personal way and is an authentic original-era element.

We wanted to give this guitar the fattest, gruntiest tone you've ever heard from a Tele, so we loaded it with a pair of Hand-Wound 50-51 Blackguard Relic pickups, tied together a 3-way pickup switch. Other features include 9.5"-radius fingerboard, 21 6105 frets, '51/'54 bridge with brass saddles, vintage-style tuning machines, bone nut and round string tree. Includes deluxe hardshell case, strap and Certificate of Authenticity.


  • Model Name: Ron Thorn Masterbuilt Roadshow Special 1952 Telecaster® Relic®, Maple Fingerboard, 2-Color Sunburst
  • Model Number: 9211002095
  • Series: Masterbuilt
  • Color: 2-Color Sunburst


  • Body Shape: Telecaster
  • Body Material: Roasted Ash
  • Body Finish: Relic Lacquer


  • Neck Material: Roasted Flame Maple
  • Neck Shape: '52 Style "U"
  • Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
  • Fingerboard Radius: 9.5"
  • Number of Frets: 21
  • Fret Size: 6105 Narrow Tall
  • String Nut: Bone
  • Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
  • Headstock: Telecaster®
  • Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
  • Neck Finish: Nitrocellulose Lacquer
  • Fingerboard: Maple
  • Position Inlays: Micarta Black


  • Bridge Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 50-51 Blackguard Relic
  • Neck Pickup: Custom Shop Hand-Wound 50-51 Blackguard Relic
  • Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
  • Pickup Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge And Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
  • Pickup Configuration: SS


  • Bridge: Tele 51-54 WO PU Relic
  • Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style with Fender Logo Relic
  • Orientation: Right-Hand
  • Hardware Finish: Nickel/Chrome
  • Pickguard: 51 Nocaster Relic
  • Control Knobs: 52 Tele Knurled Chrome Relic
  • Switch Tips: Tele Relic


  • Strings: Nickel Plated Steel (.010-.046 Gauges)
  • Included Accessories: Deluxe Hardshell Case, Strap, Certificate of Authenticity

Weight: 5.6 lbs