Fender '72 Reissue Telecaster Butterscotch Blonde 1993/94
Fender Telecaster, '72 reissue, made in Japan 1993/94, butterscotch blonde. A Tele like this is a 'bucket list guitar' for a lot of folk, and it's easy to see why. This oozes classic style and sophistication, plus there's whole lot mojo added by 25ish years of natural wear. The finish really does look amazing! It's got the feel to match, the well-worn slim neck is superbly easy on the hands, it's an effortless player that keeps asking for more. The classic-T-tone is all there; the bridge pickup delivers the slicing tops and articulate midrange that eats up big rhythm parts and the neck is nicely voiced to match. It's hard to find a Tele with the right mix of beat-up and clean, this one really strikes the balance. It's seriously such a honey!
Model: Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue (TL72-53)
Made: Japan, Fujigen plant, 1993/94 (serial N072130)
Finish: butterscotch blonde (OWB), black 3-ply guard
Neck: maple, maple board, oval type
Mods: strap pins replaced, input jack replaced with Switchcraft, saddles look replaced
Pickups: original Fender Japan TL Vintage
Cosmetic condition notes: moderate cosmetic wear. There's some really nice checking lines running up the back of the body across the string ferrules, as we as near the knobs on the front. There's some chips along the edge near the input jack, up from the bridge, near the rear pin and and on the horns. There's some wear on the edge of fretboard from play. There's some significant pitting on the bridge and some discolouration on the rest of the chrome, but everything works well. 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 a little wear and discolouration but are in good shape with plenty of life, 8/10. Tasty!
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