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Regular price $850
Japanese quality build through and through and beautiful flame top.

You're looking at a 1996 (50th Anniversary) Fender Nashville Telecaster Foto Flame made in Japan. Incredibly beautiful flame top body and flame maple neck. You can feel the high quality of this 20+ year vintage Japanese made instrument when you hold it in your hands. Neck and frets are in great shape with only mild flattening. Five position switch to choose different tones between the three pickups. These were made at the fabled Fuji Gen Gakki factory, and they rivaled the USA Fender's of the day (making Fender very nervous about the USA line, eventually moving production of these to Mexico). This has the split flame maple look on the body and the flame back of neck with the "hamburgler" pattern appearing on the back of the neck. (You can read about that online.) The Foto Flame line has a storied reputation for high quality. This one has some small marks around the edges (see pics) but overall 8/10, nice condition. Black pickguard appears to have been painted. Some mild buckle scuffing on back that's so fine it's hard to see. Weight is 7 pounds, 13 ounces. 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.

Guitar Setup
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.