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2019 Fender Hybrid 60s Telecaster Electric Guitar Arctic White, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2019 Fender Hybrid '60s Telecaster in perfect working order. A discontinued model with a gloss Arctic White finish and the protective factory film and advert still on the pickguard, this Tele is like-new save for one small finish chip by the input jack and some surface patina on the brass saddles. The Hybrid '60s model is one of the finest Tele iterations ever produced by Fender Japan (and a model not available in the USA market), simply stunning in its forward-thinking design and player-friendly features. The guitar features an alder body, USA-made Fender Pure Vintage '58 Tele pickups, USA-made CTS pots, four-way series/parallel switching, brass saddles, a bone nut, taller fretwire, locking Kluson-style tuners, and a silky smooth satin neck profile finish.

The Pure Vintage '58 Fender pickups translate the guitar's ample acoustic properties into a vital palette of traditional Tele tones. With alnico V magnets, black fiber bobbins, a copper baseplate on the bridge pickup, and push-back cloth-covered leads, the pickups are extremely faithful to vintage spec. There's ample chewy twang and sparkle on tap in the bridge position, with a sweet, bell-like neck pickup and a very welcome 4th position on the blade switch, engaging both pickups in series for a particularly big and bold sound. The guitar weighs 7lbs 4oz, professionally dialed in here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings and low action.

The maple neck has a U-shaped profile carve with ample shoulder and lightly rolled edges on thick slab rosewood fretboard, measuring .865" deep at the 1st fret and .920" at the 12th. The frets plenty of meat and perfectly rounded crowns, exhibiting zero wear and playing cleanly in every register. The guitar plays cleanly up the 25 1/2" scale with a straight neck and responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The carved bone nut is just fractionally shy of 1 11/16" in width (42.5mm), and the headstock features Kluson-style locking tuning machines.

The electronics function flawlessly, with full-size USA-made 250K CTS pots and a four-way pickup selector toggle governing the Fender Pure Vintage '58 Tele pickup pair (both pickups are engaged in series in the 4th switch position). The brass bridge saddles deliver ideal top end zing and twang, and the chrome-plated hardware and plastic parts are nigh flawless. There is just the singular small finish chip on the Arctic White gloss adjacent to the input jack, and the satin-finished neck profile is pristine.

A padded gigbag is included.