Fender '72 Reissue Telecaster TL72-500 Natural Finish 1990/1
Fender '72 Reissue Tele, made in Japan 1990/1, natural finish. This is a beautiful item. The grain on the two-piece sen ash body is stunning; it's almost symmetrical on the back and the front and features some lovely variation in the patterns. The natural gloss finish has naturally yellowed, alongside the golden-hued maple board; this is a toasty-looking delight for the eyes. The slim, round neck is instantly familiar and feels brilliantly played-in, combined with the light body it's very easy to play. The ash/maple combo lends the guitar a huge amount of brightness and punch; it's got an amazing clear treble and defined midrange; the original pickups deliver that signature 'Tele twang' by the bucketload. These early MIJ Teles are brilliantly made and laden with mojo; they're becoming scarcer by the day... fill that Tele-shaped-hole in your collection with this party-starter!
Model: Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue (TL72-53)
Made: Japan, Fujigen plant, 1990/91 (serial K037843)
Finish: natural (NAT), black 3-ply guard
Body: sen ash
Weight: 3.8kg approx
Neck: 1-piece maple inc maple board, oval type
Mods: knobs replaced, switch tip removed, input jack and plate replaced
Pickups: original Fender Japan 'TL-current' single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. There's some minor chips on the edge near the input jack, as well as some very minor dents near the rear strap pin and on the end of the headstock. There's a little bit of play wear on the board on the high-E side, you don't really feel it. The front and back of the body looks amazing, there's only a few shallow scratches; as well as some play-wear on the guard. The chrome has some pitting and marks, it all works fine though. Switch tip missing. Overall: good condition (7.5/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets have a little wear, plenty of life in them; 7/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/46s.