(above) Now this is a Telecaster I love. Fender had introduced a model called the Custom Telecaster in 1959, but this guitar was merely a standard Telecaster with a bound body; it was in the Fender line until 1972 in its original run, with subsequent reissues. The BRIDGE pickup is a HIGH OUTPUT SEYMOUR DUNCAN 1/4 POUNDER which run’s at a hot 17.38k D.C. Resistance, which is over 2 times hotter than a stock Tele bridge PU. It listed in January 1973 for $315, about $30 more than a standard Telecaster. This was a running change, and both “Made in Japan” and “Crafted in Japan” decals appear on instruments from 2007 and 2008. Great deals on Fender Telecaster Ash Body Electric Guitars. 2004-2005 Fender Japan '52 Tele with Factory B-5 Bigsby! It is called the the TL67-65SPL by Fender Japan, and is a Keith Richards “Sonny” replica reissue. beautiful natural finished split Ash body. Here are some from nearby areas. This 1967 Fender Telecaster is currently owned by blues-rock impresario Joe Bonamassa – but has plenty of stories to tell from its time with LA player Merlin Moran. From its distinct appearance to its crisp and cutting tone, the Fender Telecaster is a guitar that's often been replicated, but never truly duplicated. It's fat and warm, but not muddy. The Patent-Applied-For (thus PAF) magnetic structure reduces string-pull, so sustain is improved, and pick attack and dynamics are tremendously controllable and expressive. I guess I had Stevie Ray Vaughn in mind. to go to the Foto-Flame page, as most of those were also Reissue guitars. The Bridge PU and the Neck PU out-of-phase. Jerry Donahue Stratocaster. (, Fender 1972 Telecaster Standard Reissue in a transparent Butterscotch. ), If you want to know about the dates and serial numbering of MIJ and CIJ guitars. Yet if you take the neck off they can be 1994-1997! Very hard to find and one of the best Telecasters ever (I have owned 5 of these.) Vintage Guitar Rare Fender Wildwood IV Acoustic guitar. 1972 was a magical year for the Telecaster, as the venerable design spawned options and new designs left and right. BRIDGE pickup is a Seymour Duncan Jerry Donahue Custom Shop pickup (APTL-3JD). The staggered rod magnets are hand-ground, then aged by the exclusive Dun-Aged process; lacquered bobbins and cloth-braid hookup wire complete the vintage look. The Ultimate Word on Made in Japan vs Crafted in Japan Fender Guitars - IS MIJ BETTER Than CIJ? Top Cash for Vintage & Rare Guitars & Gear - Free Verified Appraisals! This JD Teles come custom wired from the factory with a 5-way switch. From what I understand, Fender Japan doesn't have commercial retailers (or they are very few) in the US or Europe- you can only get them online. Cash for Vintage & Rare Guitars & Gear - Appraisals - Cash Pickup! Big and beautiful. The HS-3T hum-free design lends itself to any performance situation. The other story is, and maybe both are true and run consecutively. every detail was reproduced, right down to “Fender” being written on the Bridge Saddles to the routing in the bodies and the slotted vintage Kluson style tuners. They are an exact replica of the original Fender Alnico V Stratocaster pickups. Among the Fender Japanese guitars, there were two different logos used: There are several theories about why some Japanese Fenders have MIJ and others CIJ. I put in a, Position #4, on the 5-way switch is wired in a series for that “fat” Gibson-ish sound. Correct for 1964-1967. Thus USA guitar production ceased between late 1984 till October of 1985. To see more of the Reissue Strats and Teles. Reverb is a marketplace bringing together a wide-spanning community to buy, sell, and discuss all things music gear. A Gibson/Telecaster hybrid! The pickguard is one piece black and is 5 hole like a 52 Tele. The neck is made from a beautiful solid Maple, with a Maple capped fret board. he BRIDGE pickup is a DiMarzio HS-3T (DP118). The new-for-'85 Squier Tele was clearly inferior to the Fender MIJ '62 Custom reissue. this one was completely rewired using high-end USA parts. Take a closer look at a guitar with country mojo and stories to tell. FS/FT: 2004 Fender CIJ 62 Reissue Telecaster $1,400 (Castle Rock) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. The NECK pickup is a high output Seymour Duncan (STL-2R). This single coil pickup was specially selected so it would have enough power to compete with humbucker in the neck. The smooth tone curves of the HS-3T produces a sweet over-drive tone without jagged edges. Fender JV models had the serial numbers engraved into either the neck plate or bridge. SQ... acronym for "Squier" These models were made by a different division of Fender and bear the Squier logo and not the Fender logo. The guitar is mint and is a prefect reproduction of the original 1962 Telecaster, EXCEPT for my custom modifications. The stronger magnetic field of the quarter-inch wide pole pieces increases the output along with its special coil winding which allows it to keep the high-end definition for great treble bite and a full, powerful midrange. 2007 was another transitional year for Japanese-made Fender instruments, with the return to the “Made in Japan” country-of-origin identifier on the serial number decal. The NECK pickup is a Seymour Duncan SSL-1. Here is how the Fender Super Switching works: Position #1: is the Bridge PU alone, creating a traditional Tele sound with more power and a bit more midrange and bottom end. Position #5: is the Neck Humbucker in all its humbucking glory—delivering a Les Paul sound. 1996 Anniversary Fender MIJ Jerry Donahue Signature Model Telecaster. Fast & Free shipping on many items! This creates a unique sound, which is a richer and fuller. Pigtronix Echolution Phi Delay Pedal — MINT! white ivory double binding, vintage bridge with “Ashtray,” white 3-ply pickguard, and a slim, Rosewood on Maple neck. Would a pickup that was made famous by Yngwie and used in a Strat in the bridge position sound good as a Tele bridge pickup? This freed up a lot of space in the plant. As mentioned already, this particular model was never imported into the US and was bought brand new by a gentlemen who was serving in Japan in the military in the early 1990’s. They come with a heavy chunk of Asian Ash (Sen) for a body in sunburst (Sonny come from sun burst) with a nice 67 type Maple D-shape neck (324mm Scale, (7.5") radius Fretboard, 21 Vintage frets, 42mm nut width) equipped with Chrome Gotoh Tuners. With Lover’s Fender Wide Range humbucking pickups successfully in place on the Thinline model, Fender simply stuck one in the neck position on a solid-body Telecaster, added a new pickguard design, upper bout pickup toggle switch and a new four-knob control layout, and there it was—the Telecaster Custom, introduced in 1972. The BRIDGE pickup is a DiMarzio HS-3T (DP118). Great deals on Fender Telecaster Bigsby. The same type of magnet wire is used, as well as the same number of coil windings. Ok. This was New Old Stock from the 1980s. I just like the looks and the chrome ashtray cover. Please see listing for full photos. The (usually) lightish weight, the high level of personality, zing, zest and responsiveness, the precision build, the pretty aesthetics, and the affordable price. This was the Telecaster Custom. It's a great time to upgrade your home music studio gear with the largest selection at eBay.com. matched set of Seymour Duncan Vintage Staggered for Strat (SSL-1). BRIDGE pickup is a Fender 50’s Telecaster Custom Shop pickup. The neck is Maple on Maple, 21 fret laminated fret board. Learn more about Fender electric basses. Kluson Double Line Tuner for Stratocaster, Telecaster, Jazzmaster, Jaguar. Speaking of 62 Tele Reissues, here is a nice example of a 1999 Fender CIJ 62 Custom Telecaster Reissue with white ivory double binding on a BLACK body and a matching black pickguard. This one was completely rewired using high-end USA parts. This nicotine-stained Telecaster saw plenty of action before finding its way to its latest custodian. This is a very fine example of CIJ workmanship. The NECK pickup is a NOS (New Old Stock) CHROME DIMARZIO “AIR NORTON” PAF HUMBUCKER. RARE Vintage Korg/Univox SR-120 Drum Machine, Vintage 1960’s Harmony USA H-19 Silhouette Electric Guitar, Danelectro 1990’s DC-12 Blue Sparkle 12 String Electric Guitar MIK, Danelectro 1990’s Hodad Blue Sparkle Electric Guitar MIK, Gotoh BS-TC1 Vintage In-Tune Brass Saddle Telecaster Bridge, RARE 70's-80's Electra Corsair Bass 2289 (Rickenbacker copy) w/OHSC, Marshall 1960B “Classic” 4x12 Cabinet with Celestion Greenbacks AWESOME AND. This guitar has wonderful sustain, as it is heavy as a Les Paul. I no sooner plugged it in I found out! JERRY DONAHUE MODIFIED TRICK WIRING: there are a lot of people emailing me off my website asking for the wiring diagram on how I do this, but so far I have not given it out. The BRIDGE pickup is a Seymour Duncan (APTL-1) Alnico II Pro. The Custom Telecaster was just like a regular Telecaster, but the body … favorite this post Nov 28 FENDER 60th ANNIVERSARY Highway One/ Texas TL Telecaster $1,000 (Old Aurora) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. Even the routing on the Tele bodies is accurate. Jerry Donahue Signature Model Telecasters: Customized Jerry Donahue Signature Model Telecasters, When Jerry Donahue, the famous “string bender” of the group “Hellcasters,” wanted a custom Telecaster. When you think of this JD Tele, think vintage sound! favorite this post Nov 28 FENDER 60th ANNIVERSARY Highway One/ Texas TL Telecaster $1,000 (Old Aurora) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. I guess I had Stevie Ray Vaughn in mind. This single coil pickup was specially selected so it would have enough power to compete with humbucker in the neck. Turn it to 10 and you bypass the tone control completely, thus giving you the middle pickup with no resistance. We Bought it about 12 years ago off eBay and the tugbar was already attached. Teles sometimes have too much bite. If you want to see how this was wired, go to my, "Keith Richard's Sonny" REISSUE TELECASTER. I have played it myself at gigs and on recordings, and it is as you would expect. The quality is better than Fender USA excluding the USA Custom Shop models.They were made in Japan too, so do not think they were made in USA and shipped to Japan. Meticulous attention to detail, as you’d expect from a Japanese built Fender. as well as, special "Limited Edition" and Signature guitars. Fender Japan did make a reissue of the “Sonny” Tele minus the relic looks and the fact it has 6 strings instead of 5! beening upgraded with USA Fender slotted Kluson LOCKING Tuners. This gives you the 3 true vintage Telecaster voices, plus a Stratocaster out-of-phase and a humbucker type voices. $350. Read more: Fender American Acoustasonic Telecaster The Player Tele instantly wins points for its satin maple-finished neck, which handles like a dream. 52 Tele bridge pickup - 57 Strat neck pickup! The combination of the text "Made in Japan" and the serial number was used until 1997. This is a middle tuner, for A, D,G, B strings, however it will also work in either E position. BTW, I have never seen a USA version of this guitar. The tone control is wired with Fender TBX tone system. They took a 62 Tele bound body, plus the added touch of a vintage Stratocaster sound with a Strat Pickup in the neck position, along with the extra touch of the famous "out-of-phase" Strat sound by using some tricky custom wiring—thus you have a JD Tele! Perhaps it is because Fender USA never made a reissue of this model— it is “Sonny” which is a 1967 Sunburst Telecaster (below right). They come with chrome plated Gotoh Tuners. 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Every aspect of this body is built to the specifications of a 52 Telecaster right down to the routing in the body and the straight edge screws. Lot’s of Tele bite! Speaking of 62 Tele Reissues, here is a nice example of, When I rewired this guitar, I started out with a new set of Fender Custom Shop Texas Special pickups. It is a. Nice for everything from county to blues. Fender Player Telecaster - Butterscotch Blonde with Maple Fingerboard Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Maple Fingerboard, and 2 Single-coil Pickups - Butterscotch Blonde $699.99. It runs at a 12.58K DC Resistance untapped. Reverb is a marketplace bringing together a wide-spanning community to buy, sell, and discuss all things music gear. In honor of George Harrison, the Fender Custom Shop has recreated the famous Rosewood Telecaster prototype seen in "Let It Be" with painstakingly detailed precision. Fender guitars produced in Japan have the serial number on the back of the neck, near the attachment to the body. The Utimate Telecaster! NOS (New Old Stock) CHROME DIMARZIO “AIR NORTON” PAF HUMBUCKER. $1,000. It delivers a true vintage Gibson sound or a Tele Single coil sound, when tapped, due to the custom wiring. The one above is a FENDER CIJ SUNBURST 1967 CUSTOM SONNY REISSUE TELECASTER. position #2 is the Bridge PU and the Neck PU in out-of-phase, which gives you a hollow Stratocaster sound. Marshall 1960BV “Vintage” 4x12 Straight Cabinet AWESOME! Few local results found. Position #3: is the Bridge PU together with the Neck PU operating as a full Humbucker. It's even got cool harmonics. Trades OK! It's hot, but not distorted. The BRIDGE PICKUP is a Fender Texas Special, which gives you some hot Texas spank and growl. All the guitars below have my modified 5-way switching, but I wanted to explain the stock version before going on to the customized versions. The HS-3T was designed to have a broad low-end while gently rolling back the top, which resulted in a warmth without a glaring high-end; just right for the guitar that needs more body and less screech. They come stock with a 3-way switch, a vintage Tele bridge pickup (same pickup Fender Japan uses on their 62 reissues) and a Fender Atomic him bucker in the neck. The radius is like the vintage 62/67 style—a soft, slim, C shape. It has an old ceramic style capacitor on both tone controls. FS/FT: 2004 Fender CIJ 62 Reissue Telecaster $1,400 (Castle Rock) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. Every detail of the body and neck is like a 1972 Fender Telecaster, right down to the steel barrels on the bridge. Andy Summers uses the same kind of bridge on his Telecaster as well. This Tele has had a specially selected pickup upgrade to enhance the tone. $1,000. Leo Fenders' Best. For instance, many of the MIJ/CIJ Telecasters have the serial number on the bridge and they start with an "A". You will consistently find this accuracy and quality with all the Reissue and Signature model MIJ and CIJ guitars. Fast & Free shipping on many items! They also come equipped with a BRASS bridge and saddles. Thankfully, Fender is dedicated to constructing Telecaster guitars for every skill level and budget, and this section has more than enough options to prove it. 1997 transparent blue, with ivory white double binding, Jerry Donahue Signature Model Telecaster. This particular model was never imported into the US from Japan. The custom 5-way switching really makes this Tele have the best of both worlds. In some reissue models it can be found on the headstock or the neck plate. Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. This PU still bites but creates super harmonics and sustain. This utilizes the Fender USA 5-way Super switch, which I will explain in a few moments. CIJ Fender Jerry Donahue Signature Model Telecaster made in 1997, but this time in a transparent red color. It's a great guitar! The JD feature I liked, was the bypassing of the tone control in position #5, but it seem kind of like a waste of a switching position. Then there is the Fender Custom Shop (CS) 62 Custom Telecaster, the Made in Japan (MIJ) and Crafted in Japan (CIJ) 62 Custom Telecaster, and the Squier Classic Vibe 60s Custom Telecaster. The neck is made from a beautiful solid Maple, with a Maple capped fret board. favorite this post Nov 23 Telecaster Neck Lindy Fralin w/Tuners $250 (East Village) … $1,000. It has an old ceramic style capacitor on both tone controls. I love’em. (Production: 1994, Serial #O 003418). Since this is a 1962 Reissue, all the wiring has been re-done with vintage cloth wire. I still have one tucked away and it is the sweetest, Les Paul type Tele I have ever owned!). Many also have penciled neck dates (6-14-82) you can only see when the neck is removed from the body of the guitar. The wiring is unparalled in that the Seymour Duncan pickups mix Tele-, Strat- and exclusive Jerry-Donahue signature tones.There are master volume and master tone pots only. The Neck and Bridge pickups wired in series. The neck is a Maple on Maple. Together, they designed a Telecaster that has a vintage 52 bridge and pickup with a true 52 Tele V shaped neck. Position #2: is the Bridge PU and the Neck PU split into a single coil (tapped), creating a more tradition Tele neck/bridge sound. As mentioned already, this particular model was never imported into the US and was bought brand new by a gentlemen who was serving in Japan in the military in the early 1990’s. The one below is a 1994 model. Absolutely top of the line ’62 RI Telecaster from Fender Japan It is a CIJ S-Serial (2002-03) with a nice three tone sunburst finish over lightweight alder body with 3-ply mint pickguard, full cream body binding & 3 spiral saddles. FENDER TELECASTER '62 CUSTOM RI MIJ 2002 Japan. '69 CIJ reissue Telecaster $850 ... Fender Telecaster Standard Guitar Body 2000 ish MIM Tele $100 (Williamsburg) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. They were never imported to the USA. Looks super cool with the tooled leather pickguard, natural ash body, '52 Tele stylings, and a fat 50's feeling neck. If you want to see how this was wired, go to my Custom Wiring page. Just read the history (above) of Fender Japan and that is easy to understand! The original Fender Custom Telecaster is not to be confused with the later Telecaster Custom. Would a pickup that was made famous by Yngwie and used in a Strat in the bridge position sound good as a Tele bridge pickup? Fender '51 reissue P Bass CIJ Butterscotch Blonde | eBay Hi everyone! Here is how the Fender Super Switching works: The tone control is wired with Fender TBX tone system. I rarely see these and almost every time I do, I buy them. (I have owned 5 of these and customized all of them. The JD Teles are no longer made. This guitar has wonderful sustain, as it is heavy as a Les Paul. You can also mix and match sounds. The Japanese serial number can be confusing too. This is a Fender 52 Reissue Tobacco Flamed (front and back) 1997 CIJ Tele Foto body and neck with all USA parts. 1989 American Vintage Telecaster Albert Lee, Vox AC15 1x12 Tube Amplifier - *LIMITED EDITION* (AC15C1-TV-BC). Checking 'include nearby areas' will expand your search. Turn it to 10 and you bypass the tone control completely, thus giving you the middle pickup with no resistance. The JD Teles came in 4 colors: transparent. When you think of this guitar, think a 52RI Custom with a 67 C style neck! In this clip, I share my thoughts and feeling on my recently acquired '52 Fender Telecaster Bigsby CIJ Reissue. I no sooner plugged it in I found out! It uses Alnico 5 rods and special high-output coil winding for full, clear sound, running at 9.7k. **** For different models like Pawn Shop '51, '72, Mustang Special, Precision Bass '70s, Jaguar Bass, Geddy Lee and Marcus Miller Jazz Bass, the "T + 6 digits" serial was used with "Made in Japan" decal up to 2011. The pickguard is one piece black and is 5 hole like a 52 Tele. The wood on the neck has some outstanding grain. Up for sale, a 2004 Fender '62 Telecaster Custom with factory-installed Bigsby vibrato, custom color Ocean Turquoise Metallic finish, and a pair of original USA 2004 Fender Telecaster Custom '62 Reissue Ocean Turquoise w/ Bigsby, USA Pickups, Japan CIJ It runs at a hot 23.72k! $1,556.00. ... Fender Japan TL62B-BIGS Telecaster 3 Tone Sunburst CIJ 2007-2008, v0124. Every one I have bought either was shipped from Japan or was brought over by some one, thus making this model rarer in the US. Full, rich and powerful! It has that true 1969 - 72 soft, slim, C shape, with Gotoh tuners. Kawi, Gen Gakki Ten, Yamara, Gotoh, Yamoto. There has been a FSR (Factory Special Run) Limited Fender 62 Tele Custom in Olympic White which was part of the Telebration in 2011. You can sounds like a Gibson Les Paul or a Standard Telecaster. *** Transition from CIJ to MIJ in 2007/08 (it is possible to find CIJ up to 2010). BUT, as soon as I get one of these, I custom wire them with a fender 5-way Super switch and sometimes I replace the bridge with a vintage 67 style, often with calibrated brass saddles. Occasionally used MIJ/CIJ guitars pop up used in stores, but places like guitar center don't carry new Fender Japan guitars in their stores. As already stated, all electronic parts are brand new made in the USA.
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