Up for sale, a 2011 Fender '52 reissue Telecaster model TL52-80TX, in exceptional condition and in perfect working order! Built exclusively for the Japanese market at the Dyna Gakki factory, this "Made in Japan" guitar was made at a level that provides stiff competition for Fender's American Vintage series instruments. Using a premium ash body with incredible grain in the wood and a one-piece maple neck, this guitar truly delivers on its promise of classic Tele sparkle and twang through your favorite tube amp. Fat and throaty in the neck position, chimey and cutting in the middle, and aggressive in the bridge position, this guitar covers all the important Tele bases! The pickups are a pair of factory installed Fender Custom Shop Texas Special single coils that have slightly higher output and more midrange punch than a vintage pickup, while still capturing all the nuance and snap of a Tele. The instrument weighs 7lbs 14oz, medium weight for a Tele and just hefty enough to add a bit of sustain and improve note attack. Professionally setup her at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with low action and solid intonation, this Tele looks the part and sounds fantastic.

The maple neck has a comfortable medium C profile with just the right amount of depth and chunk, filling the palm nicely without getting into baseball bat territory. The frets are in great shape, with well rounded crowns and no buzzing or dead spots, showing only faint wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-8 (mostly just the G string). The neck has the standard 25 1/2" scale, with a 1 5/8" nut width, and vintage 7 1/4" fretboard radius. The headstock sports a set of original Kluson style Gotoh tuners that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.

The ash body has a classic butterscotch finish, accented by one ply black pickguard and showcasing the prominent grain of the wood below. All of the electronics work as they should with flat alnico pole pieces on the bridge pickup and a 3-way blade pickup selector wired to original potentiometers. The vintage style bridge has three aluminum saddles and the chrome hardware shows modest patina on the bridge plate. Cosmetically, this guitar has been extremely well cared for, with an immaculate butterscotch finish that's the perfect shade to match genuine vintage examples. There are a couple very small nicks on the back, no larger than the lead tip on a pencil and light pick wear in the pick path, but no serious wear of any kind. Overall the guitar looks the part of a vintage Tele and functions exactly as it should, with a sweet, soulful tone.

The original Fender gigbag is included.
Year Condition Color Case
2011 (1952 reissue) Excellent Butterscotch GigBag

Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar
Michael John Ball
Seattle, WA
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Orders within the Continental USA are shipped USPS Parcel Select unless they weigh over 70lbs, in which case we ship FedEx Ground. International orders are shipped via USPS Priority Mail International, and in some cases Global Express (where Priority is not offered). We are happy to oblige our buyers and use more expedited shipping services if requested and all orders are shipped within three business days or receiving cleared payment.

We are happy to offer a 48 hour approval period after delivery on all of the items sold through Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar. We will accept returns only if the item has been misrepresented in regards to originality and condition. We do our absolute best to accurately describe the tonal properties of our instruments, but will not accept returns based on the subjective nature of "tone," In the event of a return, the customer pays all shipping and insurance costs and any other credit card or Paypal fees associated with the transaction. With that said, we go to great lengths to ensure with 100% confidence that you are getting the exact item you purchased in the condition and originality described.