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1985 Fender Telecaster '52 Vintage Reissue TL52-95 Lacquer Finish w/ American Vintage Pickups, Japan MIJ Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 1985 Fender Telecaster ‘52 vintage reissue model TL52-95 in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This early A-serial, top tier “Made in Japan” Tele was crafted at the Fujigen factory during the golden age of Fender Japan production, exceedingly faithfully to vintage spec with Fender's American Vintage '52 pickups, brass saddles, a gloss lacquer Butterscotch Blonde finish, and all flathead screws used throughout.

The tonewood complement comprises a sen ash body and a one-piece maple neck, delivering plenty of natural sustain and sonic authority, weighing 9lbs 6oz. The USA-made single coil pickups feature black fiber bobbins, flush-mounted pole pieces, and cloth-covered leads, and these pickups deliver quintessential sparkling Tele tonalities, with focused twang at the bridge and girthy, bell-like chop via the neck pickup. This '52 Telecaster has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Slender U, full shoulders, measuring .820” 1st fret, .910” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Maple, 7 1/4” vintage-spec radius
-Frets: Slender, very light wear beneath the G and B strings on frets 2-5
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm), bone
-Tuners: Kluson-style, Gotoh
-Factory Markings: “Made in Japan,” TLA-52 stamps on heel/pocket, pencil dated 6-26-85

Body Specs:

-Wood: Ash
-Pickups: American Vintage '52 black bobbin single coil x2
-Harness: Untouched solder, full-size Japanese pots date to July, 1984
-Hardware: “Pat. Pend” bridge with brass saddles and A-prefix serial, dome-top knurled knobs
-Plastics: Five-screw one-ply black pickguard, ‘52-spec switch tip

The gloss Butterscotch Blonde lacquer finish highlights the broad, dynamic grain in the ash body, and cosmetic wear includes very light buckle rash on the back, scuffing on the treble side of the pick path (constrained to the guard), and a number of minor dings on the body as a whole, mostly along the lower bout perimeter. The neck profile retains its smooth ambered gloss.

The original gigbag is included.