Up for sale, a 2020 Miyavi signature Telecaster, like-new and complete with the original hangtags and padded gigbag. Easily one of Fender Japan's most feature-rich and unique artist models, the Miyavi Telecaster boasts a HSS pickup array, active Sustainer circuitry, and a Maverick Super Vee vibrato.
Miyavi began his career in 1999 as the guitarist for visual kei rock band Dué Le Quartz, before going solo in 2002. Known worldwide for his slap guitar playing style, he’s released 14 solo studio albums to date. The Miyavi Tele's pickup complement includes a USA-made Seymour Duncan Little '59 bridge position humbucker, a gray bobbin USA Fender Pure Vintage middle position single coil, and a Fernandes Sustainer humbucker at the neck. While the Duncan dishes out thick PAF-style humbucker crunch and the Pure Vintage single coil has plenty of sparkle and percussive cut, the Sustainer pickup is its own unique animal. Paired with its active circuitry, the Sustainer has an on/off two-way mini toggle and a fundamental/harmonic/blend three-way mini toggle. This three-way selects which frequency is being endlessly sustained, and via the five-way pickup selector, it can be paired with the Pure Vintage single coil too. The Miyavi Telecaster weighs 8lbs 1oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The maple neck has a "Custom C" shaped neck profile carve, and this medium depth shape has full shoulders in every register and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .845" deep at the 1st fret and .945" at the 12th. The thick slab 22 fret rosewood fretboard has a modern 9.5" fretboard radius and flawless medium jumbo fretwire. The nut measures 42m (1.650") in width, and the headstock features Kluson-style tuners that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
All of the electronics function flawlessly, and the chrome-plated hardware shines like new. The Maverick Super Vee vibrato is a best of both worlds Strat/Tele hybrid, retaining the compensated trio of brass saddles germane to the Tele, with a blade pivot for extremely smooth vibrato actuation and of course a full-size tremolo block as well, which pushes the instrument's tone closer to a Strat. Imported direct from Tokyo and ostensibly new, the Artic White gloss finish is clean as can be.
All original hangtags are included along with the Fender-branded padded gigbag.