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2023 Fender Limited Edition Sparkle Telecaster FilterTron Humbuckers, Japan MIJ

$1,799.99

+ shipping

Up for sale, a 2023 Fender Limited Edition Sparkle Telecaster in like-new condition, complete with the original padded softshell case. Visually and sonically evoking a classic Gretsch Jet, this “Made in Japan” Tele was produced in small quantities, sporting a dynamic, dense Silver Sparkle top, loaded with a pair of Black Top Filter’Tron humbuckers. Other premium features include locking tuners, CTS 500K pots and a Sprague Orange Drop tone cap.

The tonewood complement comprises a solid alder body, maple neck, and 22-fret slab rosewood fingerboard, and this Tele weighs 7lbs 8oz. The pair of Black Top Filter’Tron humbuckers have the notable treble detail and muscle; the neck pickup has a thick, silky feel with great articulation, while the bridge position offers a cutting growl, sweet midrange snap, and excellent note attack. This Limited Edition Sparkle Telecaster has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Modern C, measuring .820” 1st fret, .935” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood slab, 22-fret, modern 9 1/2“ radius
-Frets: Narrow/tall, pristine
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm), bone
-Tuners: Locking Kluson-style, Gotoh
-Serialization: “Made in Japan,” JD23-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Alder
-Pickups: Black Top Filter’Tron x2
-Harness: CTS 500k pots, Sprague Orange Drop tone cap
-Controls: Volume, Tone, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: six-saddle bridge with block saddles, flat-top knurled knobs
-Plastics: Three-ply eggshell pickguard, top hat switch tip

The gloss Silver Sparkle finish is framed on top by cream binding, while the back and sides have a Walnut gloss finish, further evoking classic Gretsch aesthetics. Ostensibly brand new and sourced directly from Tokyo, there’s nary a scratch on the body as a whole. The smooth satin finish on the neck profile is immaculate.

The original Fender padded softshell case is included.