Here is a lovely Fender Telecaster from mid 1990s. Made in the famous FujiGen factory in Japan around 1994, this guitar has a comfy slim C-shape maple neck with vintage frets, resonant basswood body, top-loader bridge with 6 saddles and vintage-style alnico V single-coils.
At some point the body was refinished in nice eggshell aged vintage white and now has old-school finish texture with no gloss lacquer on top. Neck has some lacquer wear here and there, but nothing too drastic. Truss-rod is conveniently adjusted at the headstock and works well. Fender sealed tuners provide stable tuning and have tension adjustment screws - so these will never get loose.
Top loader type bridges on Telecaster were only used for a couple of years in the late 1960s and then made their return on Fender Japan Telecasters from around mid 1980s to mid 1990s. Because of a different string break angle at the saddle these bridges give the guitar a slinkier feel, allowing to use thicker string gauge for more resonance. 6 saddles instead of traditional 3 allow for more precise height and intonation adjustment.
Alnico V vintage style single-coils have a broad palette of tones, from full and warm neck to twangy and punchy bridge and balanced middle position, with both pickups engaged in parallel. Original pots have been upgraded to full size Alpha A250K.
This instrument received a full professional setup with deep body clean, neck deep clean and full electronics check. 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 provided as well.
Fender Telecaster - Japan - Vintage White - Maple Neck (1994)
MODEL: Fender Japan Standard Telecaster
YEAR: 1994, T-serial MIJ
COLOUR: Vintage White refinish
PICKGUARD: 3-ply aged white
NECK: C-shape maple neck, gloss lacquer
NUT WIDTH: 42.2 mm
NECK THICKNESS: 1st fret - 20.3 mm, 12th fret - 22.9 mm
FRETBOARD: maple, 7,25-inch radius
FRETS: 21 vintage frets with minimal wear
TUNERS: Fender USA sealed tuners, chrome tuners, tension adjustment
BODY: Basswood, HS body routing, neck pickup cavity enlarged and suitable for a humbucker
TOTAL WEIGHT: 3,6 kg
BRIDGE: 6 saddle "top-loader" bridge with individual height adjustment
WEAR: body surface wear, lacquer wear on the edges of the neck
PICKUPS: vintage-style Alnico V single-coils
WIRING: 3-way switch, 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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