2016 Fender Japan Exclusive Classic 70’s Telecaster Thinline Black
with new Hard Case
What a stunning guitar this is. The "Exclusive Classic" range that Fender Japan have brought out the last couple of years are superb with the usual attention to detail that you would expect from Fender Japan. With it's semi hollow Ash body & Maple neck the guitar boasts a pair of Fender Dragster pickups which give the guitar a true 70's look & it sounds great too!
This particular guitar is mint. Not a mark, scratch, dent or blemish could I find anywhere on it. It's hard to find these guitars outside of Japan. I did find one being sold from Japan at a price of $1312.00 inc shipping. That's about £950 but it doesn't include VAT & import duty (Appx 25%) & it only comes in a gig bag. That would mean the price is actually around £1200! Quite a bit more than this guitar. There is a Fender "Modern Player" Chinese version of this with P90 pickups at around £750 but it wouldn't be for me
The guitar looks great & the build quality is as you would expect. What more can I say.
Please check out the photos in the gallery
Manufacture 2016 Japan
Body Shape: Telecaster®
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Polyester
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Shape: Slim "C"
Scale Length: 25.25" (642 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage-Style String
Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 3-Bolt "F" Stamped with Micro-Tilt™;
Neck Finish: Polyester
Position Inlays: Black Dot
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 £10). 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 superb Fender Thinline from Fender Japan. This model is near impossible to find here in the UK.