(SOLD) Fender Japan '52 Telecaster TL52-TX Vintage Natural 2010
Fender '52 Telcaster, vintage natural gloss finish, made in Japan 2010-11. It's a classic, right? In 1952 the Telecaster broke the mould for what a guitar could be, and the design was just so perfect that we all want the exact same thing seven decades later. This is a very clean example of a more recent reissue model, plus it's a high-end offering from it's day, so it's a superbly classy thing. The natural finish shows off some tight, streaky grain in the ash, paired with the classic black guard and golden maple board, it's proper beautiful in simplicity. The neck is a moderate C shape with a vintage radius, perfect for big rhythm parts and instantly familiar. Plugged in, there's heaps of tasty Tele twang on deck, but the overwound Texas Special single-coil pickups add a bit of natural compression and growl into the mix that'll get your amp cooking just right. There's a certain purity to the ear on offer here that's very satisfying. Simple and satisfying.
Model: Fender Telecaster '52 Reissue (TL52-TX)
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 2010-11 (serial U001491)
Finish: vintage natural (VNT), single-ply black guard
Body: lightweight ash, 3 piece
Neck: maple, one-piece inc board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius, slim C shape
Pickups: Fender USA Texas Special single coil x2
Case: basic non-original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has a couple of scuffs on the end and a dimple on the bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has widespread very light scuffs but no major marks. The sides have a couple of minor dimples on the bottom horn and elbow area. The front is very tidy, just a few dimples near the controls, some scuffs in the elbow area and some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets look pretty good, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.