1985-1986 Fender Japan CTL-50M Telecaster Natural
A solid Ash body on this 1985/6 "C" Series guitar from Fender Japan in superb condition.
This "C" series Fender Telecaster is in fabulous condition bearing in mind that it was built just a year after the famous JV guitars were produced at Fujigen, Japan. Built to the same high standard it would appear to have been little used. It was in the condition you see it when it arrived from Japan. I can only assume that it's been sitting in case or hanging on a wall for most of its life. I am guessing that CTL stands for contemporary telecaster as this is a copy of a USA 70's-80's Telecaster. Cosmetically it is excellent with no modifications and no bashes, dings or scratches that I can find. Please check out the photos in the gallery.
The bodies on these guitars are made of Sen Ash. Normally quite light, this guitar weighs in at 3.57kg. It's solidly made, plays well & has great frets with no indents. All in all a very very nice Telecaster. One last interesting point is the small sticker on the back of the headstock with "50" on. That would have been the price when sold new in "000" of Yen. That's about £350
Manufacture: "C" series 1985-1986 Japan
Body: Solid Ash
Neck: Maple with Maple Fretboard (bolt on)
Profile: Modern "C"
Weight: 3.57 kg
Scale Length 25.5"
Width at nut 42mm
At 12th Fret 52mm
Pickups: Fender Japan Alnico Pickups
Tuners: Enclosed GOTOH tuners
Bridge: Vintage 3 saddle ashtray style with chrome barrel saddles
3 way Switch
Master Tone & Master Volume
Pickguard: Black 3 ply
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 which is included in the price. 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.