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2010 Fender Telecaster Custom '62 Vintage Reissue Lake Placid Blue w/ Bigsby, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2010 Fender Telecaster Custom '62 vintage reissue model TL62B-BIGS in near mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This Tele features a genuine, factory-installed USA-made Fender-branded Bigsby B5F vibrato, and the guitar boasts a custom color Lake Placid Blue gloss finish. This "Made in Japan" Telecaster is a rare, discontinued model, meant only for the Japanese domestic market and very rarely seen outside its country of origin. The guitar delivers classic Tele chewy twang and cut, with a shimmering snap in the bridge position and a smooth, round-sounding neck pickup with a bell-like chime. This alder-bodied Tele weighs 8lbs 14oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

The maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with nicely rounded shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .825” deep at the 1st fret and .920” at the 12th. The slab rosewood fretboard boasts Fender's traditional 7 1/4" fretboard radius, with original slender fretwire that retains its full factory height, showing virtually no wear with perfectly rounded crowns. The guitar plays easily in every register up the straight neck with a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The scale length is 25 1/2", and the nut measures 42mm in width (just fractionally wider than 1 5/8"). On the headstock, the Kluson-style Gotoh tuning machines turn smoothly and hold pitch well. The U-prefix serial number and "Made in Japan" text is present above the four-bolt neck plate.

All of the electronics work as they should, with a three-way pickup selector toggle and Master Volume and Tone knobs governing the stock pickup pair. The chrome-plated hardware is positively gleaming on the bridge, control plate, and pair of knurled knobs, and the USA-made Bigsby vibrato works quite well for warbles and dives with a smooth response, jumping back to the original pitch with ease. The exact nomenclature for this finish is abbreviated "OLB" by Fender Japan for "Old Lake Placid Blue," as it's a subtly icy and much more vintage-correct shade than the standard Lake Placid also used on Fender Japan domestic models. Cosmetic wear is limited to just a couple small marks central to the back and a bit of light pick scuffing on the treble side of the mint green pickguard. The ambered gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original Fender-branded padded gigbag is included.