2002/4 Fender Japan TD74 Telecaster Deluxe Ltd Walnut
with new Hard Case
The saying "as rare as hen's teeth" probably applies to this guitar & that's in Japan! I couldn't find another in this "Walnut stain" finish anywhere in the world. When my buyer in Japan found it, he said it was the first one he had seen. In addition to this, this guitar has no blemishes and has barely been used. When it came in, I thought that the chrome on the pickups had dulled & would probably need cleaning. They looked scratched too. Upon closer inspection, it was because the cellophane covers had never been removed. This guitar really is in showroom condition. It's a beauty!
The guitar is a limited edition of the Telecaster Deluxe. A stained Ash body & Maple neck & fretboard together with a pair of Dragster humbucker pickups make a great combination. This model differs very slightly from the original USA model in the the fretboard radius is 7.25 & not 9.25 & the frets are the standard size & not Jumbo as used on the USA model
To answer a couple of questions I have had. I believe the pickups are Japanese Dragster Humbuckers & not "wide range" pickups. They give a reading of 11.7k on my meter if that helps anyone. There are no markings on the pickups other than a faint circle. Please see the photos
The guitar looks great & the build quality is as you would expect. What more can I say.
Please check out the photos in the gallery
Manufacture 2002/4 Japan
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Polyester
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Shape: Slim "C"
Scale Length: 25.25" (642 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (189 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 3-Bolt "F" Stamped with Micro-Tilt™;
Neck Finish: Polyester
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Hard Case: Thomann
As stated many times, due to courier damage, all my guitars are shipped in hard cases (usually new) this one being a plain black one. I do have a tweed option and these are a little dearer (extra £10). If you prefer that, please email me for details. If you are collecting, I'm happy to knock off the price of the case (About £30) & I may even have an old gig bag you can have to take it away in
So to sum up, a superb Fender Thinline from Fender Japan. This model is near impossible to find here in the UK.