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1986 Fender Boxer Series Telecaster TL-555 HH Vintage Guitar Black, Near Mint w/ Tremolo, Japan MIJ Fujigen


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Up for sale, 1986 Fender Boxer Series Telecaster TL-555 in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This rare Japanese-made Telecaster was built at the renowned Fujigen factory during the golden age of Fender Japan production, not to be confused with the current mass produced reissues. Looking mean and built for high gain, this Boxer Series Tele features Fender’s Blade Shooter tremolo system and a pair of Dragster humbuckers. While the humbuckers dish out plenty of power and rich, cutting roar, a global two-way mini toggle allows for more snappy, sparkling single coil tonalities. Weighing 8lbs 5oz, this Telecaster has been professionally setup here at Mike and Mike’s Guitar Bar with fast action, 10-46 strings and spot-on intonation.

The maple neck has a medium C profile carve with just enough roundness in the shoulders and a hair more heft as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .835” deep at the 1st fret and .905” at the 12th. The 22 fret slab rosewood fretboard features the original flawless medium jumbo frets with their full factory height and well-rounded crowns. The truss rod is ideally adjusted, and the guitar plays well in every register for comfortable chording and elegant speed runs. The scale length is Fender’s standard 25 1/2”, and the nut measures just shy of 1 11/16“ in width. On the headstock, a locking nut is present behind the traditional nut, and the original black Gotoh tuners are intact, along with the original "60" sticker, denoting a price of 60,000 yen when sold new.

On the body, the stock electronics function accordingly with Fender "F" embossed Master Volume and Tone knobs governing the Dragster humbucker pair. The Fender Blade Shooter tremolo is very similar to a Kahler in design and function, actuating easily with roller saddles for deep dive bombs and more subtle expressive work, complete with the original arm. The Black gloss finish is stunningly clean, exhibiting just a few very minor marks on the body as a whole, and a touch of pick scuffing between the pickups on the treble side of the strum path. The gloss finish on the neck profile is pristine.

The original Fender-branded gigbag is included.