(SOLD) Fender Japan Standard Telecaster Vintage White 2012
Fender Japan Standard Tele, vintage white, made in 2012. The Japan Standard series ran for several decades and sold exclusively on the domestic Japan market. It's similar to the 1962 reissue model Teles, but with a more modern 9.5" radius, the 90s era decal, a top loader bridge, single ply guard and an option for rosewood or maple on the board. The thing with these is the woodwork is awesome, the body and neck are really great. The neck is straight and sturdy, finished in slick satin and feels very agreeable indeed. The body is lightweight and resonant and feels very alive in the hands. The bridge has been replaced with a high mass toploader by Babicz, which is a great piece of hardware. The tone on offer is sparkly and snappy with heaps of natural bass and low mids, it's a fat and full take on the classic Tele twang. The lightly worn white finish looks a treat. This certainly punches well above it's price and will fill the Tele-shaped hole in your heart.
Model: Fender Japan Standard Telecaster (TL43)
Made: Japan, 2012 (serial JD12021912)
Finish: vintage white (VWH), gloss poly
Neck: maple, maple board, 7.25"radius, satin poly finish, 25.5" scale, slim C shape
Mods: bridge replaced, one knob replaced
Pickups: Fender Japan TL-Vintage single coil x2
Case: basic non original gig bag
Overall: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor scuffs on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back and some only. The back has widespread light scuffs and light dimples, no major marks though. The sides are pretty clean, just some dimples near the jack and in the elbow area, and a scuff and some minor finish cracks around the neck pocket. The front has some dimples and minor scuffs behind the bridge, around the knobs and in the elbow area, as well as some normal 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 have some normal wear but are pretty even with no major buzz issues, 710 for life left. Setup with fresh 10/46 strings.