Fender Japan '62 Reissue Telecaster TL62B-75TX Bound Vintage White 2004-05
Fender '62 Tele, vintage white, crafted in Japan 2004-05. This is a stunning guitar, it really is very pretty indeed. The double bound Tele is on the 'wanted list' for a lot of players, owing to the sleek lines and classic tone on offer; it's always a winner. Usually, you see these models in sunburst or candy apple red with cream binding. The creamy vintage white with black binding is very unusual indeed; it's a non-catalog option and has a brilliant reverse-Tuxedo look that's very appealing. Aside from it's looks, this has a lot to offer. Being one of the most deluxe Teles available in it's day, it has all the deluxe appointments: alder body, USA Texas Special pickups, spiral saddle bridge... all class. The pickups are great; they crank out a thick, rich creamy take on the classic Tele-twang that's equally at home with a smattering of gain or wound back for thick, juicy cleans. The slim '62 neck profile is a favourite around here, it's instantly comfortable and feels like home straight away. These never last long in the normal finishes, so in this super rare finish... Godspeed you!
Model: Fender Japan Telecaster '62 Reissue (TL62B-75TX)
Made: Japan, 2004-05, Tokai plant (serial R077590)
Finish: vintage white, black double binding
Neck: maple, rosewood board, slim profile
Pickups: original Fender USA Texas Special single coils
Case: basic gig bag
Overall: Minor finish wear. There's a couple of minor marks on the end and back of the headstock. The neck is pretty clean with just some minor dimples. The back has some minor buckle rash scratches, nothing nasty. There's a chip 6mm across on the top edge, about 12cm up from the rear strap pin, as well as some scuffs near the input jack and along the top edge. The front has a little dent on the edge in the shoulder area, as well as some play-wear on and around the guard. 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 condition, 8/10 for life left. Setup with fresh 10/46s.