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2022 Fender MIJ Hybrid II Telecaster VNT & New Hard Case

£839.00 + shipping




I think that these Hybrid Telecasters are the best Telecasters that Fender in Japan have made yet. If I see one for sale in Japan,  I order it every time. I have to be quick as there are a few other people who agree with me!


This guitar is a Hybrid II telecaster whereas the others I have purchased have been first generation hybrids. So, what's the difference? I suppose the main differences with this guitar are that it comes loaded with vintage voiced pickups which sound great. The body is still Alder but it has the preferred "belly cutaway" & the finish is a US "see thru" Blonde and it has a 60's style 8 hole pickguard. The first generation Hybrids were produced as "50's, 60's or 70's" Hybrids but the Hybrid II's are just produced as Hybrids. Other than that I think they are pretty much the same. Same switching, locking tuners, bridge, saddles, Satin finish one neck & 9.5" radius. This one is finished in a dark "vintage natural" and I love it! I'm actually seriously tempted to keep it for myself so if it suddenly disappears from the site then that may be why!

This guitar is in fabulous condition and looks to be little used. I can't actually find any marks on it so I'll describe it as "near mint" in case I've missed something

They have been available in very limited numbers in the UK at around £1200 supplied with a thin gig bag  but everywhere seems to be sold out now. Probably because they are so good. Also, nearly every one I have found has a Rosewood fretboard. This is unusual with a Maple one.


In short, Fender has taken classic models, 50's Teles & Strats, 60's Teles & Strats & Jazzmasters & adapted them with some modern tweaks whilst retaining the classic looks. In the case of this 60s Telecaster, it still has the Alder body, 3 ply 8 hole pickguard & a Maple neck and Rosewood fretboard but it also has a 9.5" Radius fretboard instead of a 7.25", medium jumbo frets, a satin finish to the neck rather than gloss, locking tuners, a set of Fender Vintage voiced pickups & a 4 way switch giving an "in series" option with switching.


For me, the best features on this guitar are the 9.5" fretboard radius, the vintage voiced pickups with the 4 way switch which I find really useful for soloing & the locking tuners which do exactly what they're supposed to do. At 3.335kg it's a light, well balanced guitar too. The price also includes a new £65.00 hard case making it a good deal.


An excellent player & superb looker. This Tele really ticks all the boxes for me and I can't see it hanging around for very long.




Series: Fender MIJ (Made in Japan)

Body Colour: VNT (Vintage Natural)

Body Material: Alder

Body Finish: Polyester


Neck Material: Maple

Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane

Neck Shape: U Shape

Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Fingerboard: Maple

Fingerboard Radius: 9.5'' (250mm)

No. of Frets: 21 (Medium Jumbo)

Position Inlays: Black Dots

Scale Length: 25.5'' (648mm)

Weight: 3.53kg

Hardware and Electronics

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1.675'' (42.5mm)

Tuning Machines: Vintage-Style Locking

Bridge: 3-Saddle, Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Saddles

Pick-Guard: 3 Ply Black/White/Black (8 hole)

Neck Pickup: Fender Vintage Voiced Single-Coil Tele

Bridge Pickup: Fender Vintage Voiced Single-Coil Tele

Pickup Switching: 4-Position Blade, Position 1 – Bridge Pickup, Position 2 - Bridge and Neck Pickups (in parallel), Position 3 – Neck Pickup, Position 4 – Neck and Bridge Pickups (in series)

Controls: Master Volume, Master Tone

Control Knobs: Chrome (Dome Style)

Hardwear Finish: Chrome

Case included: Thomann Black rectangular hard case


All in all it's an excellent guitar from Fender in Japan that you probably won't find here in the UK


Hard Case Policy


As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a new black hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. This case is a nice new fitted one from Thomann in Germany.  Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £50 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that I won't ship a guitar in a gigbag​.


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 quickly and safely using the PayPal "buy now" button and I will ship to most UK addresses the next working day. Highlands and Islands can be slightly dearer but I'll keep the cost as low as I can.

I can accept credit card payments by phone and will also offer a small discount to purchasers using bank transfer payments.

Overseas customers are very welcome but please email me first for shipping quotes.

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