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Unique chance to get your hands on a highly collectible Telecaster, whether you are a fan of the great Jerry Donahue or not. These were only produced in Japan in very limited quantities and are sought after by Fender collectors thanks to rare combination of a maple V-shape neck and a double bound body.


The guitar for sale comes in road worn condition with plenty of battle scars from years on the road. Usual bumps and scratches here and there, mainly surface marks, nothing drastic. Beautiful classic 60s Dakota Red finish and lovely wood grain match the cream binding perfectly, black 3-ply scratchplate adds to the character. Alder body is not too heavy and very resonant.


Very lovely soft V-shape 7,25 radius one-piece maple neck is a real treat. Not too skinny but not too chunky either. Frets have plenty of life in them, nut has been upgraded at some point, fretboard edges are rolled in for maximum playing comfort. Neck has plenty of small dings on the finish, but no structural damage or modifications. Original Kluson nickel tuners are stable and reliable. Truss-rod works smoothly and is adjusted at the heel.


This Tele originally came with two single coil pickups, but the previous owner was clearly a rocker, so both pickups have been upgraded to Seymour Duncan rail humbuckers for punchy and powerful tone. Wiring has been fully upgraded with USA-made components: CRL 3-way switch, CTS A250K volume and tone pots, Orange Drop ceramic capacitor and Gibson style output jack plate.


Bridge has the classic old-school "ashtray" design with brass saddles for warmer tone. A-serial stamped on the bridge together with “Made in Japan” on the neck heel (as opposed to post 1997 Crafter in Japan) confirm the production being from 1992 to 1996. Bridge provides solid sustain and tuning stability and all intonation and height adjustment screws work smoothly.


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 is available as well.

Fender Telecaster - Jerry Donahue signature - Japan - Dakota Red bound (1992)

  • SPECS:

    MODEL: Fender Japan Jerry Donahue Signature Telecaster


    YEAR: 1992-1996 MIJ


    COLOUR: Dakota Red Transparent with aged cream white double binding, gloss finish


    NECK: V-shape maple neck, honey amber gloss finish


    NUT WIDTH: 42.3 mm


    NECK THICKNESS: 1st fret - 23.4 mm; 12th fret - 24.6 mm


    FRETBOARD: maple, 7.25-inch radius


    FRETS: 21 vintage frets with moderate wear


    TUNERS: Kluson Vintage slotted tuners, chrome finish


    BODY: Alder body, original SS body routing, edge binding


    PICKGUARD: 3-ply black


    TOTAL WEIGHT: 3,4 kg


    BRIDGE: Fender Pat Pend 3-saddle vintage style bridge, brass saddles, strings-through-body anchoring


    WEAR: plenty of surface wear on the body, fretboard edge wear, a couple of very small dings on the back of the neck and headstock


    PICKUPS: upgraded Seymour Duncan USA Hot Rails humbucker set


    WIRING: upgraded USA-made wiring with CRL 3-way switch, CTS A250K volume and tone pots, Orange Drop ceramic capacitor, upgraded Gibson style output jack plate


    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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