Fender Telecaster MIJ TL-52-78US

$ 1461.55

Up for sale, a 2007 Fender Telecaster ’52 vintage model TL52-78US in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order with original gig-bag. Built exclusively for the Japanese domestic market and discontinued long ago, the TL52-78US Telecaster offered stiff competition for Fender’s American Vintage series instruments and included a set of cloth wired USA pickups which really deliver!

Traditional tonewoods include a beautiful ash body and one-piece maple neck, and the guitar has a rich natural acoustic quality with the glassy snap of the maple fretboard and the midrange heft and authority of the ash body. A pair of factory-installed Fender USA ’52 Telecaster pickups deliver on the promise of a classic Tele tonal palette with a fat and throaty neck position, and a bridge pickup that dishes out chewy, snappy sparkle and twang. Weighing around `9lbs. The Tele has been professionally setup with 10-46 strings, low action, accurate intonation and is playing wonderfully.

The maple neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with lightly rolled fretboard edges and round shoulders in every register, measuring ~20mm deep at the 1st fret and ~22mm at the 12th its not too fat and not too skinny. The maple fretboard has a vintage spec 7.25″ radius, black dot inlay, and stock slender fretwire that shows minimal wear. The guitar plays cleanly in every register, the neck is straight, and the truss rod is responsive and optimally adjusted. The neck has Fender’s traditional 25.5″ scale length, and the nut measures 42.5mm (1.675″) in width. The headstock sports a set of original Kluson-style tuners that turn smoothly and hold pitch well. The Made in Japan and serial number text all present as expected.

All of the electronics work as they should, with the USA-made Fender black bobbin pickup pair wired to the stock harness. The vintage-style bridge retains the original trio of steel saddles, and the chrome plating on the control plate and domed knurled knobs is notably clean. The body is accented by a one-ply matte black pickguard, just like a genuine example from ’52.

The transparent Butterscotch gloss finish highlights the broad grain of the ash body, and cosmetic wear is limited to just a few scattered tiny nicks and faint finish scratches on the body as a whole. The amber gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless throughout.

– Ash Body – clear lacquer in as new condition

– Black single ply ’52 guard

– USA ’52 Tele pickups (original) Cloth wired.

– Classic MIJ glossy neck front and back in as new condition

– 42.8mm bone nut

– Medium C neck

– approx. ~20mm at 1st Fret – staying fairly flat up top at around 22mm

– 7.25″ radius – truss rod functional

– Original Fender gig bag

– freshly setup with 10-46 EB strings

– all original hardware, bridge, tuners, saddles and components.

-weight 4kg

The guitar has been professionally set and dialled in for optimal tone and playability. The guitar has been cleaned along with a light fret clean and polish (no redressing was required). New EB 10-46 strings have been added and everything is working as it should with no issues.

Located in Sydney Australia, shipping to selected countries as shown in the listing.