Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

2004/6 Fender Japan Telecaster TL52-80SPL

Vintage Natural with new Hard Case



£719.00


SOLD



JAPAN IMPORT


What a great find this was! This quite rare & impossible to find in the UK guitar is a special edition model from Fender Japan and came out around 10 years ago. It's basically a '52 reissue with an Ash body and Maple neck & with a 7.25 fretboard radius but Fender have put one of their Dragster humbuckers at the neck position and a vintage pickup at the bridge. They've also changed the bridge from the 3 saddle kind to a more modern 6 saddle chrome style for more accurate intonation and a set of modern enclosed GOTOH tuners. What you end up with is fantastic rhythm machine but with a nice beefy humbucker to replace the lipstick pickup usually found at the neck. It's lovely to play and is in near perfect condition. The only slight dent I found was on the lower edge and has now been repaired as shown in the picture gallery. There is no fretwear & the guitar looks and sounds fab! The last picture in the gallery is taken from the Fender Japan website showing the full spec



Specifications


Manufacture 2010 Japan


Body: Ash


Colour: Vintage Natural Polyurethane Lacquer


Neck:  Maple with Maple fret board (bolt on) Polyurethane Lacquer finish


Profile: Modern "C"


Weight: 3.55kg


Scale Length 25.5"


Fretboard Radius 7.25"


Width at nut 42mm


At 12th Fret 52mm


Pickups: Fender  Dragster Humbucker (neck) and  Fender Vintage Alnico Pickup (bridge)


Hardwear: Chrome


Tuners: Enclosed GOTOH


Bridge: Through body 6 saddle style chrome bridge & saddles


3 way Switch


Master Tone & Master Volume


Pickguard: White single ply


Hard Case:


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(+£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 nicely aged guitar from Fender Japan. This model is pretty much impossible to find here in the UK. 


If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.


Or, you can buy easily and safely using the Paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping