1997/8 Fender Japan Telecaster
TL62B-75TX 3TS & new hard case
This 62 Custom Telecaster from Fender Japan with its double bound body is in really good condition & has only had very light use. Like a lot of guitars I import, it has factory fitted US Texas Special pickups & you can't easily get in the UK unless you import it
When the guitar came in, it just had a couple of minor dents on the top edge which have now been repaired & can't be seen. There is a small scratch on the top edge which I have shown in the photographs but that really is about it. All in all an excellent guitar. A plain black case is included with this guitar but for an extra £10 I can upgrade this to a 50's style tweed hard case
The guitar has no noticeable fret wear and has been restrung with Pyramid 10-46 gauge strings. Pyramid strings are made in Germany and are really good. I am using them on my gigging guitars
You'll notice that there are a couple photos showing the guitar with a black pickguard. This is a new pickguard I had in stock & the holes are a match (not always the case) I like the sunburst body with a black pickguard & am happy to include this free of charge if you would like to change it over. Just let me know when you purchase. If you don't want it, no problem. The other thing I noticed on this guitar is that the serial number is stamped on the bridge plate. I've seen this on similar aged Jerry Donahue Telecasters.
Manufacture 1997/8 Japan
Neck: Aged Maple with Rosewood Fretboard (bolt on)
Profile: Modern "C"
Weight: 3.54 kg (7lb 6oz)
Scale Length 25.5"
Width at nut 42mm
At 12th Fret 52mm
Pickups: USA Fender cloth wired pickups
Tuners: Enclosed Klusons
Bridge: Vintage 3 saddle ashtray style with brass saddles
3 way Switch
Master Tone & Master Volume
Pickguard: White 3 ply or Black single ply
As stated many times, due to courier damage, all my guitars are shipped in hard cases (usually new) this one being a tweed one. I do have a plain black option and these are a little cheaper. 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 as usually they come with Japanese pickups & no hardcase. I found a few '62 Customs but they were priced at nearly £900!