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1990 Fender Telecaster ‘72 Vintage Reissue TL72-500 Butterscotch 100% Original, Japan MIJ Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 1990 Fender Telecaster ‘72 vintage reissue model TL72-500 in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Produced at the Fujigen factory during the golden era of Fender Japan production, this “Made in Japan” Telecaster is uncommon outside of its country of origin.

The guitar boasts classic blackguard cosmetics and tonewoods, with an ash body and one-piece maple neck, and the guitar's natural acoustic tone is broad and authoritative, offering both warmth and muscle. The resulting tonal palette yields a bridge pickup that has ample twang and chime, balancing the attack and snappiness of maple with the midrange punch and sonic complexity of ash. The neck pickup has a smooth, open tone with warm lower mids and airy highs.  Weighing 7lbs 13oz, this Tele 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 C, good shoulders, measuring .830” 1st fret, .910” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Maple, 7 1/4” vintage-spec radius
-Frets: Slender, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm), bone
-Tuners: Gotoh
-Serialization: “Made in Japan”, H-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Ash
-Pickups: TL-Current x2
-Harness: Untouched solder, full-size Japanese pots date to March, 1990
-Controls: Volume, Tone, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: “Pat. Pend” bridge with steel saddles, flat-topped knurled knobs
-Plastics: Three-ply black pickguard

Cosmetic wear on the gloss Butterscotch Blonde finish is limited to a scant few minor dings and finish scratches on the body as a whole. The neck profile retains its smooth ambered gloss.

The original Fender-branded gigbag is included.