(SOLD) Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993

Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 Off White Blonde 1993

Fender '72 Tele, off white blonde, made in Japan 1993-4. You can't go too wrong with this really, right? The blonde finish hits a bit differently against the bold CBS-era logos and the three-ply black guard, it's got a streetsmart class about it. The tone on deck offers plenty of shimmer and sparkle on the bridge and middle positions or a beefy, dark plonk on the neck pickup. These Fujigen-era Teles always benefir from superb workmanship and quality wood selection, so the moderate U-shape neck feels really natural in the hands and has that certain reassuring quality to it. Nab it, learn all those sublime Jeff Buckley songs and Tele yourself to your happy place.

Model: Fender '72 Reissue Telecaster (TL72-55)
Made: Japan, Fujigen plant, 1993-4 (serial Q018936)
Finish: off white blonde (OWB), black 3-ply guard
Body: basswood
Weight: 3.435kg
Neck: maple w/ maple board, 7.25" radius, 25.5" scale, U-shape
Mods: strap pins replaced
Pickups: Fender Japan TL-Single x 2
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, just some play wear on the board in the first couple of frets and some minor dimples on the back only. The back has a little chip on the back edge near the rear strap pin, some scratches near the neck plate as well as widespread light dimples and scuffs. The sides have minor dimples around the whole body but no major marks. The front has a chip in the elbow area, as well as some dimples on the top horn and near the jack as well as the standard 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. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets have some normal wear but they're pretty even in height with no major buzz issues, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.


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