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2023 Fender Hybrid II Telecaster Thinline Limited Run Gold Top, Mint w/ Hangtags, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2023 Fender Hybrid II Telecaster Thinline Limited Run Gold Top in like-new condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original gigbag and hangtags. This “Made in Japan” Limited Run Tele was sourced brand new from Tokyo, released in very limited quantities as a Fender Japan online exclusive.

The Hybrid II 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 a semi-hollow alder body, Hybrid II Custom Voiced single coil pickups, USA-made CTS pots, compensated brass saddles, a bone nut, taller fretwire, and a silky smooth satin neck profile finish.

The semi-hollow body has a balanced, smooth acoustic quality, with a natural resonance faithfully captured by the Hybrid II Custom Voiced single coil pickups. These pickups deliver plenty of classic Tele snap and twang, with a throaty fullness in the neck position and chewy twang at the bridge. Featherweight at 6lbs, this Hybrid II Telecaster Thinline has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

The one-piece maple neck sports Fender’s “Modern C” profile, a medium depth profile carve with well-rounded shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .830” deep at the 1st fret and .935” at the 12th. The 22 fret maple fretboard features a modern 9 1/2“ radius and pristine narrow tall fretwire, playing cleanly up the 25 1/2“ scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The nut measures 1.650” (42mm) in width, carved from bone for optimal note clarity and sustain. The headstock features chrome-plated “F” tuners which turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch.

All of the electronics function as intended, with the pickups governed by a three-way pickup selector switch and Master Volume and Tone controls. Hardware includes the chrome-plated flat-topped knurled knobs and “Pat. Pend” bridge base with compensated brass barrel saddles. The one-ply black pickguard retains its protective factory film, contrasting with the flawless Gold Top gloss finish on top framed by black binding. The back is a rich shade of walnut, highlighting the grain of the alder body, and the neck profile has a satin finish.

This Hybrid II Telecaster Thinline is complete with the original hangtags and Fender-branded gigbag.