2020 Fender Hybrid ‘60s Telecaster FSR Midnight Blue Near-Mint w/ Pure Vintage USA Pickups & Tags, Japan MIJ

$ 1699.99

Up for sale, a 2020 Fender Hybrid ‘60s Telecaster in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original gigbag and hangtags. A discontinued FSR (Factory Special Run) custom color example with a gloss Midnight Blue metallic finish, 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-spec CTS pots, four-way series/parallel switching, brass saddles, a bone nut, medium jumbo 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. This Tele weighs 7lbs 7oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: ’50s-style substantial U, measuring .875” 1st fret, .920” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood slab, 9 1/2“ radius
-Frets: Medium jumbo, pristine
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.675” (42.5mm), bone
-Tuners: Locking Kluson-style, Gotoh
-Serialization: “Made in Japan”, JD20-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Alder
-Pickups: Pure Vintage ‘58 Single Coil x2
-Harness: CTS 250k pots, cloth-covered leads
-Controls: Volume, Tone, Four-way pickup selector
-Hardware: “Pat. Pend” bridge, brass saddles, flat-top knurled knobs
-Plastics: Three-ply mint green pickguard (retains factory protective film), top hat switch tip

Sourced directly from Tokyo, cosmetic wear on the custom color Midnight Blue metalflake finish is limited to just a couple faint marks on the back. The smooth satin finish on the neck profile is immaculate.

The original Fender gigbag is included, along with the factory paperwork.