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2004 Fender '52 Telecaster TL52-80TX Butterscotch, Near-Mint w/ V Neck & Texas Special Pickups, Japan CIJ


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Up for sale, a 2004 Fender Telecaster ‘52 vintage reissue model TL52-80TX in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A discontinued, upper-tiered model built for the Japanese domestic market, the TL52-80TX Telecaster offers stiff competition for Fender's American Vintage series instruments. Very faithful to vintage spec, features include a pair of factory-installed Fender USA-made Texas Special pickups, brass bridge saddles, and a deep V neck profile carve.

Fat and throaty in the neck position, chiming and cutting in the middle, and offering a chewy, snappy sparkle and twang in the bridge position, this guitar covers traditional Tele ground, and the slightly overwound Texas Specials offer a bit more midrange fullness and kick. This TL52-80TX weighs 8lbs 3oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Substantial V, measuring .930” 1st fret, 1.020” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Maple, 7 1/4” vintage-spec radius
-Frets: Slender, very faint wear beneath the plain strings on 1-3
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm), bone
-Tuners: Kluson-style, Gotoh
-Serialization: “Crafted in Japan,” Q-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Ash
-Pickups: USA-made Texas Special x2
-Controls: Volume, Tone, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: “Pat. Pend” bridge with A-prefix serial, brass saddles, dome-top knurled knobs, all flathead screws
-Plastics: Five-screw one-ply black pickguard, '52-spec switch tip

The gloss Vintage Natural (Butterscotch) finish is extremely clean, with just a couple tiny marks on the body. The smooth ambered gloss on the neck profile is flawless.

A padded gigbag is included.