James Burton's 1952 Tele - The Beginning of the Telecaster Craze
April 17, 2020
The history of James Burton's iconic 1952 Telecaster. From his parent's purchase of it in 1952, through all of the aesthetic variations it underwent until its current incarnation of a red finish and a white pickguard.
1957 Fender Esquire with a 1954 neck pickup, and original bridge pickup. Restoration and aging on the body by Dan "Danocaster" Strain. Both pickups were rewound by Ron Ellis. Pickguard design by Jay & Kristi Smith of Juicebox Designs.
Strings: D'Addario NYXL 10-46
Pick: Blue Chip TPR 35
Amp: 2021 Fender Handwired 64 Princeton Reverb with a Jensen Neo 10-100 speaker.