FENDER 2004 MIJ Telecaster TL-52 BIGSBY Tremolo! Rare V Neck Blonde Tele 16927
This is a really killer Fender Telecaster model TL-52 Crafted in Japan in 2004-05 in a translucent white blonde finish. Has an R+6-digit serial and a Fender factory B-5 Bigsby tremolo. Has upgraded Sperzel locking tuners, otherwise bone stock. One of the most unique features of the guitar is a V neck with some flame effect showing on back. If you've only played the soft V variety this is different, with a much more pronounced V that extends farther up the neck than the soft type.
Cosmetically, the guitar is extremely clean with some a few minor marks. Frets are A+ condition. You can read conflicting reports about these Japanese guitars online. Some things I have read but can't confirm, are it may have Texas Special pickups (they do look like them). Otherwise, if not, they would be Japanese vintage style Alnico. Also, this may have originally been made for the Japanese market only.
Neck woods are very beautiful and it has a 7.25" radius with vintage style frets. The Bigsby works and plays great. Single-ply black pickguard, bone nut, and again, a pronounced "hard" V neck. You don't see many of these come around so don't hesitate. Weight is 8 pounds, 2 ounces. No case. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking.
What You Get
-- Full setup and cleaning.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
All our setups are done by our in-house trained luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.