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1999 Fender Telecaster ‘52 Vintage Reissue TL52-70US Butterscotch w/ USA Pickups & V Neck, Japan CIJ


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Up for sale, a 1999 Fender Telecaster ‘52 vintage reissue model TL52-70US in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This upper-tiered, discontinued “Crafted in Japan” Telecaster was built exclusively for the Japanese domestic market with a deep V-shaped neck profile carve, factory-installed American Vintage '52 Telecaster pickups, and vintage-correct '50s Tele touches throughout.

This Tele is featherweight at 6lbs 14oz, and the tonewood complement comprises an ash body and one-piece maple neck. The American Vintage ‘52 single coils deliver quintessential Tele sparkle and snap, with chewy twang at the bridge and fuller, bell-like tones at the neck. This TL52-70US 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: Deep soft V, measuring .910” 1st fret, .995” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Maple, 7 1/4” vintage-spec radius
-Frets: Slender, moderate wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-11 (progressively lighter towards the octave)
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm), bone
-Tuners: Kluson-style, Gotoh
-Serialization: “Crafted in Japan” script, O-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Ash
-Pickups: American Vintage ‘52 single coil x2
-Controls: Volume, Tone, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: “Pat. Pend” A-serial bridge base with barrel saddles, dome-top knurled knobs
-Plastics: Five-screw one-ply black pickguard, '52-spec switch tip

The gloss Vintage Natural (Butterscotch) finish is very well-kept, with only a few pinhead-sized marks on the lower bout on top, and some minor dings dings on the back and lower bout perimeter. The neck profile retains its smooth ambered gloss.

A padded softshell case is included.