(SOLD) Fender Japan '62 Telecaster TL62-65US Ocean Turquoise Metallic 2003
Fender Tele, ocean turquoise, crafted in Japan 2002-4. Is this the best Fender Japan factory finish? There's some pretty strong rivals in capri orange, rebel yellow and burgundy mist metallic, but heck... ocean turquoise metallic is a worthy contender in my books. The rich green pairs perfectly with the mint guard and streaky rosewood board, it looks terrific. These 62 style models have a comfy vintage C shaped neck, which is neither super slim nor too fat and tends to make fast friends in the store. Combined with the classic simple hardware and a reasonably light body, this makes for an easy player. It's got a set of USA pickups and an alder body, a winning recipe that delivers a chiming, expansive take on the classic Tele twang. There's a nice balance of shimmer and warmth, glassiness and weighty low end... it sounds great and loves a big open chord best of all. This is a very enjoyable guitar in the hands, it's just a shame about the way it looks... oh no, wait, it looks okay too.
Model: Fender Japan Telecaster TL62-65US
Made: Japan, 2002-4, Dyna plant (serial Q044880)
Finish: ocean turquoise metallic, gloss poly, 3-ply mint guard
Neck: maple, rosewood board, 7.25"radius, 25.5" scale, vintage C shape
Pickups: Fender USA TL-Vintage single coil x2
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some dimples on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has some scuffs near the neck plate and ferrules plus some dimples along the back edge and in the bottom corner. The sides have some minor dimples in the elbow area, near the jack and on the bottom horn. The front has some scuffs in the elbow area and near the knobs, as well as some play wear on the guard and horns. 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 pretty reasonable shape with some normal wear, 7/10 for life left. Setup with fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.