1997/2000 Fender Japan Telecaster
TL-71 Reissue L/H Ash Blonde with new Hard Case
A rare "lefty" model of this reissue of an early 70's Fender Telecaster
For a 20 year old guitar this instrument has been little used & is in really nice original condition. The solid Ash body finish is a translucent blonde which really shows the grain through. When the guitar came in there were a few surface scratches & one chip on the back edge. The chip has been touched in (see gallery photo) with a pale grey as the original colour was unavailable. Most of the scratches have also been removed.
As always Fender Japan have made a really good reissue of the TL-71. Please have a look at the gallery photos where you will also find a page from the Fender Japan catalogue showing this model for accurate spec.
Manufacture 1997-2000 Japan
Body: Solid Ash
Neck: Maple with Maple Fretboard (bolt on)
Profile: Modern Oval type
Weight: 3.6 kg (7lb 6oz)
Scale Length 25.5"
Width at nut 41mm
At 12th Fret 51mm
Pickups: Fender Japan Alnico Pickups
Tuners: "F" Stamped Fender Enclosed
Bridge: Vintage 3 saddle ashtray style with steel saddles
3 way Switch
Master Tone & Master Volume
Pickguard: White 3 ply
New Thomann 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. 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 very difficult to find here in the UK.