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2013 Fender Telecaster Custom TL52B Green Sparkle w/ Upgrades, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2013 Fender Telecaster Custom TL52B in near-mint condition and in perfect working order. One of only a few documented examples of this true Fender Japan rarity, this guitar boasts a Green Sparkle metalflake finish, pairing a '50s-style one-piece maple neck with a '60s-style double bound ash body. Aftermarket upgrades include Gotoh Magnum Lock-Trad 6-in-line tuners, a six-saddle bridge, and a three-ply white pickguard.

The natural acoustic response pairs the glassy note attack and treble detail of the maple neck with the midrange complexity and punch of ash as a tonewood. The traditional single coil pickup pair offers chewy twang in the bridge position, with various shades of percussive cut and bell-like chime toggling towards the neck on the three-way selector switch. This Tele weighs 8lbs 9oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Chunky U, .870” 1st fret, .930" 12th fret
-Fretboard: Maple, 7 1/4“ radius
-Frets: Slender, hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-4
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm), bone
-Tuners: Upgraded Gotoh Magnum Lock-Trad
-Serialization: “Made in Japan”, JD13-prefix
-Stamps "GSP" in neck pocket (Green Sparkle), "TL52" on neck heel ('52 Telecaster)

Body Specs:

-Pickups: Original single coils
-Controls: Volume, Tone, three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Upgraded six-saddle bridge, flat-topped knurled knobs, aftermarket Freedom Custom Guitar Research neck plate
-Plastics: Three-ply white pickguard

The custom color Green Sparkle finish has great depth and a high gloss top coat, exceedingly well-kept with just a couple tiny marks on the body as a whole. The ambered gloss on the neck profile is immaculate.

A gigbag is included.