Cool Fender Telecaster for sale! Made in 1989 in the famous FujiGen factory in Japan. This guitar has it all: Iconic look of a "Blackguard" Telecaster, Japan craftsmanship and upgraded USA pickups and wiring
Gorgeous two-piece ash body is resonant and not too heavy and has some really stunning wood grain.
Slim C-shape maple neck is a pleasure to play. American Standard Alnico V pickup set provide a very versatile tonal palette and all wiring is also USA-spec, with CTS A250K pots and Oak 3-way switch.
Body wear is quite moderate, with only a few little dings here and there. Inner cavities are untouched, there are no nasty modifications. Beautiful bakelite black pickguard completes the vintage 1952 look.
Most of the wear is concentrated on the maple neck, with plenty of lacquer wear, small dings and a long lacquer crack on the back (this is just a lacquer crack and it is not in the wood). At some point in the past the neck has been refretted with medium jumbo frets, that are currently low, but even. Original Gotoh Japan tuners work very well and have tension adjustment screws - so they will never get loose.
Classic Fender Pat Pend bridge is equipped with brass saddles, that provide pretty good intonation and sustain.
This instrument received a full professional setup with deep body clean, neck deep clean and full electronics check. Restringed with D'addario 11-49 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 provided as well.
Fender Telecaster - Blackguard - Japan - Ash - Butterscotch Blonde (1989)
MODEL: Fender Japan Telecaster
YEAR: 1989, E-serial MIJ
COLOUR: Butterscotch Blonde
PICKGUARD: 1-ply gloss black bakelite
NECK: C-shape maple neck, gloss lacquer
NUT WIDTH: 42.3 mm
NECK THICKNESS: 1st fret - 20.6 mm, 12th fret - 22.7 mm
FRETBOARD: maple, 9,5-inch radius
FRETS: 21 medium jumbo frets with moderate wear
TUNERS: Gotoh Japan tuners, chrome tuners, tension adjustment
BODY: two-piece Ash, original SS body routing
TOTAL WEIGHT: 3,6 kg
BRIDGE: Fender Pat Pend bridge with 3 brass saddles
WEAR: neck surface wear, fret wear, couple of lacquer cracks, minimal body wear with just some small dings and discoloration.
PICKUPS: Fender USA American Standard Alnico V single-coils
WIRING: USA-spec Oak 3-way switch, CTS A250K pots, Red Hornet ceramic capacitor
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.
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