(SOLD) Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998

Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998
Fender Japan '72 Telecaster TL72-53 US Blonde 1998

Fender '72 Tele, blonde, crafted in Japan 1998. 'US Blonde' is a Japan exclusive finish, because of course it is... but dang, it looks good. It's a halfway point between butterscotch and olympic white and lets a whisper of grain peep through, and paired with the bold black CBS-era logos and a crispy maple board, this looks fantastic. The neck is an unassuming rounded U shape and the body is nice and light, making this a comfy and unassuming player in the hands. The tone on deck is bright, open and warm, delivering all those classic Tele-twang tastes: deep glassy plonk on the neck, snarly brassy chime on the bridge, balanced articulate class in the middle. This rules, you're going to love it.

Model: Fender Telecaster '72 Reissue (TL72-53)
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 1997-00 (serial O075353)
Finish: US blonde, gloss poly, black 3-ply guard
Body: basswood
Weight: 3.340kg
Neck: 1-piece maple inc maple board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius, vintage slim U shape
Mods: none
Pickups: Fender Japan 'TL-current' single coils
Case: basic non original gig bag

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has a dent and a scuff on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has minor dimples around the ferrules and in the elbow area and some scuffs near the jack. The sides have minor dimples in the elbow area and near the jack. The front has dimples near the knobs and in the elbow area and 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. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.


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