2002 Fender MIM '72 Custom Telecaster Black & new hard case
This 2002 Mexican Fender 72 Custom guitar came in as a part exchange. Ordinarily I would have just re-sold on Ebay but I liked the way it felt & played. It was suffering from some fret indents so I took it to my luthier Andy Crockett and he has carried out a complete fret dress taking out all the indents & the guitar now has lovely low action and just plays brilliantly.
Overall the guitar is in really good condition for almost 20 years old. There were a couple of cosmetic issues with it, some wear to the top edge which has gone through to the bare wood and a dent on the back of the neck. This dent has been filled & repaired it is smooth to the touch and cannot be felt when you are playing. Please check out the gallery photos to see this. The other area where the paint has worn away I have just left.
I have had many 72 Custom Teles from Japan and they have an Ash body and a Fender Japan pickup at the neck. This guitar has an Alder body and a Fender Wide Range humbucker at the neck. The guitar definitely sounds better and I prefer the neck humbucker on this guitar to the Humbucker on the Japanese model. It has a richer sound in my opinion
So this guitar is quite a bit cheaper than a Japanese model but it offers really good value and is set up & ready to go!
Body Finish: Polyester
Body Material: Alder
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Bridge Pickup: Fender Mexico Single-Coil Tele
Bridge: 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles
Control Knobs: Vintage-Style Skirted Black Plastic
Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone
Fingerboard Material: Maple
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
Hardware Finish: Chrome
Neck Finish: Polyester
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Pickup: Fender "Wide Range" Humbucking
Neck Plate: 3-Bolt "F" Stamped with Micro-Tilt™;
Neck Shape: "C" Shape
Number of Frets: 21
Nut Material: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Pickguard: 3-Ply Black
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Switching: 3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Tuning Machines: Fender "F" stamped sealed
Case included: Thomann Black rectangular 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 (extra £12). 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
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