(SOLD) Fender Japan '52 Telecaster TL52 Black 2012
Fender '52 Tele, black, made in Japan 2012. We love a TL52 around here, they're a great model. It's funny to say, but it's actually tricky to find a black one... the usually only come in blonde or natural. The combination of the golden maple board and the tuxedo finish is awesome, it makes the classic curves pop nicely. The tone on offer is percussive and shimmering, with a slicing attack balanced by a rounded plump low end. It's a disarming and enjoyable sound, perfect for big open chords and slow-burn lead lines. It's fairly light for an ash body, the neck is comfy, slim and sturdy, and it's all just a bit too easy really. Simple pleasures, right?
Model: Fender Telecaster (TL52)
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 2012 (serial JD12033889)
Finish: black, single ply white guard
Neck: maple, maple board, 7.25" radius, 25.5" scale, vintage C shape
Pickups: Fender Japan TL-Vintage single coil x2
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor marks on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has widespread dimples and light scuffs around the whole body, as well as a couple of dents near the edge on the top horn and bottom corner. The sides have have some dimples on both horns, as well as a decent dent and some scuffs on both the elbow area and near the jack. The front has has widespread minor dimples around the whole body, a few scuffs near the control plate and behind the bridge and some standard play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: good condition (7/10)
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 reasonable shape with some normal wear, around 7/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.