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2010 Fender Telecaster Custom '72 Vintage Reissue Guitar Black TC72 Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2010 Fender Telecaster Custom '72 vintage reissue in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Manufactured in Japan and intended only for the domestic market, this Telecaster Custom is a faithful and very well-crafted reissue, embodying everything that makes the Telecaster Custom model so versatile and fun to play.

With a Wide Range humbucker in the neck position and a traditional Tele single coil at the bridge, this Tele has a very broad 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 8oz, this guitar has a pleasing, crisp acoustic tone with solid sustain that translates well through the pickups. 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 and slinky action.

The one-piece maple neck has a slender C shaped profile with good shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .830" deep at the 1st fret and .915" at the 12th. The gloss-finished maple fretboard boasts original slender vintage-style fretwire. There is uniform wear on the crowns of frets 1-6, extending beneath the plain strings further up the fretboard. The scale length measures 25 1/2", while the fretboard radius also matches vintage spec at 7 1/4". The nut measures a full 1 11/16" in width. On the headstock, the Gotoh-branded tuners turn very smoothly and hold pitch as they should. The "Made in Japan" text and U-prefix serial number are present above the three-bolt F neck plate.

All of the electronics work as intended, with each pickup wired to independent Volume and Tone knobs, in addition to a three-way toggle pickup selector switch. Plastics include the original quartet of witch hat knobs and stock three-ply pickguard, which shows some requisite pick scuffing on the treble side, extending to the neck pickup cover. The Black gloss finish on the body shows a few touched-up nicks mostly relegated to the lower bout body edge, with some minor marks on the body as a whole, and light scuffing in the clear coat of the gloss across the back. The neck profile sports the original smooth gloss finish, with a couple tiny stray marks at the bass side of the profile between frets 2-4 that are not distracting the palm.

A padded gigbag is included.