Now here is a really cool Tele in rare Daphne Blue finish with white double binding! Styled after the 1962 Custom Telecaster model, these guitars are really something special, boasting the most comfortable C-shape necks and gorgeous rosewood fretboards, that go nicely with the body top and bottom binding and vintage output Alnico V pickups.
These models usually come with an alder body, but this one spots a more resonant swamp ash body made in Japan by Hosco (same factory as Fender). Near mint condition with just a few small surface scratches and some lacquer flaking near the string ferrules on the back. '62 style mint green 3-ply scratchplate provides striking visual contrast to the blue body.
Neck is a real pleasure to play with its comfy C-shape and vintage-correct 7.25-inch fretboard radius. The lacquer on the back has a slight satin feel to it and that cool 3D depth effect, that can sometimes be achieved with a particularly pretty and figured maple. Rosewood fretboard is surprisingly dark, unlike so many Japan Teles with the pale and more red fretboard. It reminds us a lot of the 1962 Brazilian rosewood fretboards that Fender used to use back then (before those became endangered). Classic 60s headstock and vintage slotted tuners complete the look. Truss-rod works smoothly and is traditionally adjusted at the heel of the neck.
Classic design Alnico V pickups provide a broad palette of electric tones, with both volume and tone controls boasting a useful and gradual sweep. Dark and warm neck, punchy and twangy bridge and incredible balance in the middle position - this Tele has it all!
Wiring is all USA-spec, with Oak USA 3-way switch, CTS USA A250K "dimple" vintage style pots, cloth-covered wires and Green Hornet ceramic capacitor for smooth treble roll off. Traditional Telecaster output cup, famous for falling out regularly, has been upgraded to Electrosocket design for improved reliability.
Bridge is a classic Fender Pat Pend design, that will be celebrating 70 years this year ! However, the traditional barrel saddles have been upgraded to brass saddles with compensated design, that really help achieve a spot-on intonation across the fretboard and also warm up the tone a little bit comparing to steel.
This instrument received a full professional setup with deep body cleaning, body polish, neck deep clean, lemon oil rosewood fretboard treatment, full electronics check, truss-rod and action and intonation adjustment. Restringed with D'addario 10-46 Nickel-plated steel strings.
This guitar will be shipped around UK and EU with Parcelforce courier, safely packed into a sturdy guitar cardboard box. 24h courier service provided to UK customers. Worldwide shipping available as well!
Fender Telecaster - 62 Vintage Reissue - Japan - Daphne Blue (2015)
MODEL: Telecaster Custom 62 Vintage Reissue
COLOUR: Daphne Blue gloss, with white double binding
PICKGUARD: 3-ply mint green
NECK: Fender Japan 62 Vintage ReissueC-shape maple neck, gloss lacquer
FRETBOARD: Slab Indian rosewood, 7.25-inch radius
FRETS: 21 vintage frets with no wear
TUNERS: Kluson Vintage slotted tuners, chrome finish
BODY: Hosco Japan Ash body, original SS body routing, white double binding
TOTAL WEIGHT: 3,5 kg
BRIDGE: Fender Pat Pend 3-saddle vintage style bridge, brass saddles with compensated design for spot-on intonation and warmer tone
WEAR: a couple of very tiny scratches on the back and some lacquer flaking near the string ferrules, otherwise pristine condition
PICKUPS: Fender Japan Alnico V single-coils
WIRING: Oak USA 3-way switch, CTS USA A250K vintage style "dimple" pots, Green Hornet ceramic capacitor, cloth-covered wiring
Please note that although we put our heart and soul and also all our knowledge into every single guitar we sell, a setup is a personal preference and we cannot give any guarantees. However, we try to get the best playability out of every guitar and set them up so you can play both rhythm and lead. We also pull them all apart to clean and check every single component and replace all unreliable parts with new ones, from dodgy pots to the whole wiring, tuners, string trees, nuts and etc. All the work done is described in detail in the listing.
We make sure that every guitar we sell is problem free and take full responsibility for the accuracy of our listing descriptions. All photographs are done by a professional photographer and processed on a calibrated monitor. Some colours might look slightly different on your monitor, but we will always put the official Fender colour name in the listing description, so please study pictures of other guitars with the same colour if you are unsure. We focus on finding great quality guitars and making them reliable and inspiring to play.