Fender Japan '72 Telecaster Custom TC72-70 Black 2004
Fender '72 Tele Custom, crafted in Japan 2004-5, black on black. The Tele Custom is one of those models that has a certain instant swagger; it's effortlessly cool. This one has seen a few things in a previous life: there's some names scratched into it and a light headstock burn... someone got a bit carried away at some point! The neck has also been neatly sanded and refinished to satin, which feels awesome. It's a lively and enjoyable thing in the hands, and plugged in, the neck humbucker adds tasty creamy balance to the bright, tight twang of the bridge pickup. This is an excellent rock and roll machine; it's clearly been involved with some frivolity but hey, that's all part of the fun, right?
Model: Fender '72 Reissue Telecaster Custom (TC72-70)
Made: Japan, 1999-02, (serial P061065)
Finish: gloss black, 3-ply black guard
Neck: maple, one piece inc. board, slim oval profile
Mods: strap pins replaced
Pickups: Fender Japan TN-humbucker (neck), Fender Japan TL-current (bridge)
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has a burn on the front near the low E peg, the initials 'AM Mackie' scratched into the back lightly and some minor dimples on the end. The neck has been sanded back to a satin smooth finish, it's in good shape with minor dimples only. The back has a bunch of names and Japanese characters scratched into the back as well as some light scuffs around the back edge. The sides are pretty clean, just some dimples on the shoulder and bottom horn and some light scuffs near the jack. The front is pretty clean, save for some deliberate and incidental scratches on the guard. 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 good shape with plenty of height, 7/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/46s Moonshiners strings.