(SOLD) Fender '67 Telecaster Special TL67-SPL Sunburst 2007
Fender '67 Telecaster Special, sunburst, crafted in Japan 2006-8. Keef! This model was a non-catalog special run modelled off Keith Richards' famed 1967 modded Telecaster. It's not a signature model, but it's not a huge jump to suggest that's the inspiration. The recipe: take a '67 style Tele with an alder body, maple board and the bold CBS era decals, add a hefty brass six saddle bridge and a PAF-style humbucker in the neck position. It's a magical result: the tone is huge. The neck pickup is beefy, barky and snappy with heaps of warmth and body, which balanced against the bright, chiming 'twang' of the bridge pickup perfectly. The slim 60s style neck is an easy friend; it's quick in the hands and features some gorgeous maple grain. The burst finish looks great; it's a nice little twist on the classic aesthetic. Uncle Keith knows a Tele should be, you see.
Model: Fender Telecaster Special TL67-SPL
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 2006-8 (serial S044389)
Finish: sunburst, gloss poly, 1-ply black guard
Neck: maple, maple board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius
Pickups: Fender Japan TL-Vintage single coil (bridge) and Dragster HB (neck)
Case: basic non original vegan leather gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has no major marks. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor rub wear on the edge of the board only. The back has a few dimples and scuffs, mostly around the edges, no major marks. The sides have minor dimples around the whole body; no major marks though. The front has minor dimples behind the bridge, near the knobs and in the elbow area as well as standard play wear on the guard and horn. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets are in good shape with a little normal wear, 7/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.