2018 Fender MIJ Hybrid 50's Telecaster 2TS & New Hard Case
£769.00 + 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 finished in an unusual but rather lovely 2 tone sunburst which looks great. I'm used to seeing 50's Strats with this finish but this is the first Tele that I have seen. I like it!
They were available in very limited numbers in the UK at around £1100 supplied with a thin gig bag as an FSR or "Factory Short Run" model but everywhere seems to be sold out now. Probably because they are so good.
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 50s Telecaster, it still has a lightweight Ash body, single ply 5 hole black pickguard & a Maple neck and 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 USA Vintage '58 Pickups & a 4 way switch giving an "in series" option with switching.
This particular guitar is in brilliant condition & I couldn't find any dents or significant scratches anywhere on the guitar. Just some light playing marks.
For me, the best features on this guitar are the 9.5" fretboard radius, the USA 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 3.44kg it's a really light 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: Vintage Natural
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Polyester
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Finish: Satin Polyurethane
Neck Shape: U Shape
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Fingerboard Radius: 9.5'' (250mm)
No. of Frets: 21 (Medium Jumbo)
Position Inlays: Black Dots
Scale Length: 25.5'' (648mm)
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: Single Ply Black
Neck Pickup: American Vintage '58 Single-Coil Tele
Bridge Pickup: American Vintage '58 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
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. 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.