Two decades after rebirthing itself from the ownership of CBS, Fender has itself grown into an enormous, powerful corporation. Now benefi ting from two fi nely honed, huge capacity Stateside production facilities, the big F is nevertheless nimble enough to offer constantly evolving variants on its two favourite guitars. Take this brace of Telecasters for example. The fi rst is a tweak to the ever-popular American Vintage 52 model from the Corona, USA plant, and the second is a Custom Shop-inspired example of the same, albeit hailing from Ensenada which is around 160 miles away in Baja California, the northernmost state of Mexico. From a few paces, you might mistake them for the same guitar, so lets get a little closer to see what accounts for that whopping £1,000 price gap.