Up for sale, a 2007 Fender Telecaster Custom '72 vintage reissue model TC72 in exceptional condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hangtag and gigbag. Manufactured in Japan and intended only for the domestic market, this limited run discontinued Telecaster Custom reissue is an extremely well-crafted instrument. Featuring a stunning transparent blonde finish over an ash body with broad, dynamic grain, this Tele is a real looker and an uncommon model.
With a Wide Range humbucker in the neck position and a traditional Tele single coil at the bridge, this Tele has a very wide tonal spectrum, from thick, meaty humbucker tones in the neck position to chiming, twangy single coil tones at the bridge. Of course the middle position is truly a "best of both worlds setting," and the two pickups balance well both in terms of output and their respective tonal attributes. Weighing 7lbs 4oz, this guitar has a pleasing, crisp acoustic tone with a smooth, complex midrange character. We've had this Tele professionally setup here at our shop, Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, and it's currently strung with 10-46 strings, offering slinky action and spot-on intonation.
The one-piece maple neck has a modestly chunky C profile carve with round shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .860" deep at the 1st fret and .935" at the 12th. The gloss finished maple fretboard boasts slender, vintage-style fretwire that is virtually unplayed with perfectly rounded crowns. The guitar matches traditional Fender spec with a 25 1/2" scale length, 7 1/4" fretboard radius, and 1 11/16" nut width. On the headstock, the original Gotoh-branded tuners turn very smoothly and hold pitch as they should. The "Crafted in Japan" text and S-prefix serial number are present just above the F neck plate.
All of the electronics function as intended, with each pickup wired to independent Volume and Tone knobs, in addition to a three-way toggle pickup selector switch. The plastic parts are near mint, and the chrome is positively gleaming save for a speckling of patina on the neck plate. Cosmetic wear is limited to light pick scuffing across the strum path and a couple tiny nicks on the back body edge at the bass-side waist. Beyond that, there's barely a scratch on the body, and the gloss finish on the neck profile is smooth and inviting to the palm.
The original dated and serialized hangtag is included, along with the original manual and Fender-branded gigbag.