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GUITAR BATTLE vs 1997 Japan Telecaster Custom:


This instrument received a full professional setup with deep body cleaning, body polish, neck deep clean, 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 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 Custom - Japan - Custom Shop bridge pickup - Sunburst (1997)

  • SPECS:

    MODEL: Fender Telecaster Custom 72 Vintage Reissue

    YEAR: 1997, V-serial CIJ

    COLOUR: 3-tone Sunburst gloss finish

    PICKGUARD: original 3-ply black

    KNOBS: original amp-style black

    NECK: U-shape maple neck, walnut "skunk" stripe, original gloss back finish, "bullet" truss-rod, micro-tilt adjuster, neck heel date APR97, neck heel stamp TC72

    FRETBOARD: maple, 7.25-inch radius, black dot fretmarkers

    FRETS: 21 vintage frets with moderate wear

    NUT WIDTH: 42.8 mm

    NECK THICKNESS: 1st fret - 21 mm; 12th fret - 23 mm

    TUNERS: original Gotoh Japan tuners, chrome finish

    BODY: original basswood body, original unmodified cavities, neck pocket date APR97, neck pocket stamp TC72EX

    NECK PLATE: original F-stamp 3-bolt neck plate

    TOTAL WEIGHT: 3.5 kg

    BRIDGE: original "ashtray" bridge with 3 adjustable barrel saddles and strings-through-body anchoring

    WEAR: bumps and dents on the body finish, fretboard wear at the first 4 frets, fretboard edge wear, no structural damage

    PICKUPS: original Fender Wide Range Japan humbucker, upgraded  Fender Custom Shop Texas Special bridge single-coil pickup with staggered magnets, black bobbin and cloth wire.

    WIRING: all original Fender Japan wiring with a 3-way toggle switch, Alpha A500K pots, Green Hornet ceramic tone capacitors


    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. 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.

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