| |Up for sale, a 2006 Fender Telecaster '62 reissue in near mint condition and in perfect working order. This "Crafted in Japan" Telecaster is a rare and discontinued model, meant only for the Japanese domestic market, and features a gorgeous Lake Placid Blue finish accented by a mint green pickguard. Officially model TL62-TX, this guitar comes with a pair of stock Fender Custom Shop Texas Special single coils, which have comparable output to genuine vintage pickups with plenty of sparkle and twang. The neck pickup is very smooth and round, while retaining a certain cut and focus in the low end, while the middle position has a balanced, full sound that's ideal for rhythm work. Of course the bridge position is easily identifiable for shimmer, snap, and grit, and the perfect pairing for an overdriven tube amp. The guitar weighs in at 7lbs 14oz and has a crisp, clear acoustic voice. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Tele is strung with 10-46 strings and has low, slinky action.
The one-piece maple neck profile has a quintessential medium C shape that actually borders on the more slender side of things, with consistent depth as you move up the fretboard, and slender shoulders. The maple on the profile has a smooth gloss finish that feels great on the palm. The slab rosewood fretboard boasts Fender's traditional 7 1/4" fretboard radius, with a 1 5/8" nut and vintage style fretwire that is virtually unplayed, with perfectly rounded fret crowns and consistent, low action up the neck with no buzzing or dead spots. On the headstock, the Kluson-style Gotoh tuning machines turn smoothly and hold pitch well.All of the stock electronics work as they should, and the chrome hardware is very clean. The "Pat. Pending" bridge plate and finely grooved metal saddles are consistent with 1962 Fender spec too. Cosmetically, this guitar has been extremely well cared for, with one small mark on the back near the string ferrules, and a more prominent ding on the bass side lower bout edge of the body as seen in the included close-up photo. The original protective plastic is still on the pickguard (along with the sticker noting the USA Custom Shop pickups), and this guitar is virtually unplayed! The color is officially abbreviated "OLB," which stands for "Old Lake Placid Blue." As such, the finish is intentionally a slightly more icy shade of Lake Placid that looks very stately and contrasts nicely with the mint pickguard. With Fender Japan no longer producing this model, this is a rare chance to get a guitar made only for the Japanese domestic market. Overall, this is a great Tele with a rare custom color finish and a professional setup from our techs here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar.
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