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2015 Fender Traditional 70s Telecaster Thinline Natural w/ Semi-Hollow Ash Body, Wide Range Humbuckers, Japan MIJ

$1,199.99

+ shipping

Up for sale, a 2015 Fender Traditional '70s Telecaster Thinline vintage reissue electric guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order. A "Made in Japan" model rarely seen outside its country of origin, this Tele boasts exceptional fit and finish work and a pair of Wide Range humbuckers. These pickups are fat and full-sounding while retaining a distinctive top end character, and the semi-hollow ash body provides both midrange punch and a certain airy quality. Featherweight at 6lbs 13oz, we've had this Tele professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and dialed in with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

The maple neck has a round, chunky U profile carve with generous shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges measuring .880" deep at the 1st fret and .930" at the 12th. The silky smooth gloss finish on the profile and fretboard feels great on the palm, and the original slender frets are flawless. The guitar plays well in all registers with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The nut measures 1.670" in width (just shy of 1 11/16"), and the headstock retains the original Kluson-style tuning machines which turn smoothly and hold pitch well.

The electronics function as intended, with Master Volume and Tone knobs governing the Wide Range humbuckers. The pickups even retain their protective factory plastic over the Fender-embossed covers, a testament to the sparingly little use this guitar has seen since new. The chrome hardware and plastic parts are practically perfect, with great dimension in the white pearloid pickguard.

The guitar does exhibit a very cleanly repaired crack extending from the edge of the bass-side F hole, along with finish checking on the lower bout on top and a small spot of light scuffing in the clear coat at the bass-side waist on the back. The gloss on the neck profile is pristine.

A padded gigbag is included.