Up for sale, a 2012 History SH-TC/R electric guitar in showroom clean, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and factory paperwork. Crafted exclusively for the Japanese market at the Fujigen Gakki factory and only sold at the Shimamura chain of music shops, this History SH-TC/R is a rare, finely crafted instrument with premium components used throughout.
This Tele Custom-style instrument is constructed with American pioneer-era old growth “Heritage Wood” salvaged from the bottom of lakes, offering unmatched integrity and tone. With a solid two-piece alder body framed by cream binding, one-piece hard maple neck, thick slab rosewood fretboard, and pair of stock single coil pickups, all of the essential ingredients are in place. Plugged in, these single coils offer timeless Tele-style tonalities, with the expected twang, snap, and sparkle. The neck position is full and smooth, while the bridge is bright and defined. This History weighs 7lbs 13oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, accurate intonation, and low action.
The one-piece maple neck has a modestly slender C-shaped profile carve at the nut with full shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .830” deep at the 1st fret and .950” at the 12th. The slab rosewood fretboard boasts a modern 9 1/2" fretboard radius and History’s unique Circle Fretting System with pristine stock slender fretwire. The fretwire is imperceptibly curved, installed so that each string and fret intersect at right angles to minimize the contact surface, yielding more accurate pitch, cleaner longer sustaining notes, and truer harmonics. The guitar plays effortlessly in every register up the straight neck with an optimally adjusted, responsive truss rod. The scale length is a full 25 1/2“, and the bone nut measures 1 5/8“ in width. The headstock features a raised metallic History logo with Kluson-style Gotoh tuners that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
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 full-size CTS pots date to the 16th week of 2011. The plastic parts are clean as can be, and the chrome hardware is positively gleaming. Cosmetically, this guitar is showroom clean with barely a scratch on it. The three-tone Sunburst gloss finish is nigh flawless on the body, and the neck profile is equally clean.
The original hardshell case is included, complete with factory paperwork.