Description
Up for sale, a 2008 Fender Telecaster Custom '62 Reissue in excellent condition and in perfect working order. This "Crafted in Japan" Telecaster is an extremely rare model, meant only for the Japanese domestic market, and features a milky Olympic White finish with black binding on the top and back of the instrument for a striking tuxedo look. Officially model TL62B-80TX, this guitar comes stock from the factory with USA Custom Shop Texas Special black bobbin pickups. If you're looking for a pickup that has a bit more kick than your traditional Tele pickup, with twang, snap and snarl, the Texas Special is a perfect choice. Even with it's slightly increased output from the pickups, the guitar still has Fender's signature clarity and chime, with biting treble response in the bridge position and smooth, sweet tones at the neck. The guitar weighs in at 7lbs 14oz. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Tele is strung with 10-46 strings and dialed in with accurate intonation and comfortable action.

The neck profile is a surprisingly girthy medium C, with a bit more heft than what's typically seen with a '62 reissue. The slab rosewood fretboard boasts Fender's traditional 7 1/4" fretboard radius, with a notably wide 1 11/16" nut and vintage style fretwire that shows only a touch of wear in the first position on the fret crowns and virtually no wear up the neck. The frets have their full original height, and the guitar plays cleanly up the neck with no buzzing or dead spots. On the headstock, the Kluson style Gotoh tuning machines turn smoothly and hold pitch well, and an era-correct "spaghetti" Fender Tele logo completes the vintage look.

All of the stock electronics work as they should, including the Fender Japan switch and pots paired with the USA Custom Shop Texas Special pickups. The chrome hardware is near mint, and the "Pat. Pending" bridge plate and finely grooved metal saddles are consistent with 1962 Fender spec! Cosmetically, the guitar is in exceptional shape, with only an extremely faint stray nick or two on the guitar as a whole, and an Olympic White finish that has aged and yellowed just a touch while still being definitively white. There is also a faint outline of a rectangular sticker which was once on the back of the guitar and has subsequently been removed. Overall, this is a very clean and well kept guitar with classic USA made Fender pickups and rare tuxedo looks!

The original Fender gigbag is included.
Year Condition Color Case
2008 Excellent White Tuxedo GigBag

$1,129.99

Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar
Michael John Ball
206.399.8518
Seattle, WA
12:51 AM
Mon-Tues: By Appt. Wed-Sat: 10:30AM-6:30PM Sun: Closed

We accept all major credit cards, Paypal, USPS Money Orders and Bank Wire Transfers. We buy, sell, consign and trade and are always willing to work with you to find a creative way to complete your purchase. We offer a 30 day layaway with a 25% non-refundable deposit. We’re also willing to extend layaways beyond 30 days on a case by case basis.

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.