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Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02

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  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02

Topshelf Instruments

Fender Japan '72 Reissue Telecaster Thinline Sunburst TN72-85 1999-02

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Fender Thinline Tele, crafted in Japan 1999-02, sunburst. This model comes in just the one finish in the catalog: natural gloss. This classic sunburst example is a rarity, there's very few of them around in this finish as it was only available by special order. It looks superb, especially over this particularly pretty piece of ash. The 'Thinline T' is a bucket-list item for a lot of players, and for good reason: it's a brilliant guitar. This one has all the killer combo: resonant lightweight chambered ash body, slim maple neck with super clean maple board, low-output super clear Wide Range humbuckers. The tone is incredibly appealing: open, warm, snappy, responsive, balanced, bright... it's absolutely brimming with charm and character. This is one of those night-after-night type guitars: easy on the hands, easy on your back, easy on the eyes, easy on the ears.. exactly the kind of companion you need if you're singing for your supper. 

Model: Fender Telecaster Thinline '72 Reissue (TN72-85)
Made: Japan, Tokai plant, 1999-02 (serial P050312)
Finish: 3-tone sunburst (3TS), white pearl guard
Body: lightweight sen ash, chambered
Neck: maple, maple board, slim oval profile
Mods: none
Pickups: Fender Japan TN 'Wide Range'-stlye humbuckers
Case: basic non original gig bag

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. There's some burns on the headstock, one can only speculate if they were deliberate... mysterious. Aside from that, there's one chip on the bottom edge of the back and a couple of dimples here and there, all minor. Overall: very good condition (8.5/10).

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 good shape with minor wear, 6,5/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/46s. Nice!