Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-55 Natural Gloss 1985
Fender '72 Tele, natural gloss, made in Japan 1985. This is a beefy, warm, juicy Tele... heck yeah. Fender Japan launched to wide critical acclaim in the early 80s, and this one rolled out of bed not long into the story in mid 1985. These 80s era, Fuijgen-made Teles are always immaculately made, and this is no exception. It's blessed with a gorgeous ash body, glowing with glorious grain, and a tightly grained, arrow-straight maple neck. It''s naturally resonant and very lively in the hands. Plugged in, this has the classic Tele-twang, but counterbalanced by a huge, wide and full low end that adds all sorts of depth and punch to the tone. It's almost as happy playing juicy jazz chords as it is delivering snarky country lead parts... it's a very, very good sounding T. The previous owner has upgraded the pickups and wiring already for you, as well as dropping in a handy (and pricey!) Mastery bridge. You can't go too wrong here, this is awesome.
Model: Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue (TL72-55)
Made: Japan, Fujigen plant, neck date 10 Aug 1985 serial A013728)
Finish: natural gloss (NAT), 3-ply black guard
Body: sen ash
Neck: maple with maple board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius, U-shape
Mods: bridge pickup and wiring harness changed, Mastery bridge installed, tuners replaced, knobs replaced
Pickups: Seymour Duncan rail style (bridge), Fender Japan TL-Current single coil (neck)
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor dimples on the on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, there's minor dimples on the back and some rub wear on the edges as well as some dimples on the board. The back has widespread but minor dimples around the whole body but no major marks. The sides have a few marks: dimples on the top horn, some marks and dimples on the elbow area, a few spots near the rear strap pin, a bunch of dimples near the jack and some dimples and a little chip on the bottom horn. The front has a few dimples near the controls and on the back edge, as well as some dimples and play wear on the top horn and some play scuffs on the guard. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets have some normal wear but there's no major buzz issues, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.