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Here's one of the rarest Fender Japan guitars around! Many players are familiar with the great reissue Strats and Teles Fender manufacture in Japan during the 80s. These guitars have become quite popular and even collectible among players. Some of the most uncommon ones though have to be the Esquires. I've only seen a handful offered for sale. Considering that this is an even harder to find 62 Esquire Custom reissue is just icing on the cake! Super cool; capturing all of the vibe of the original 1962 Esquire. The basswood body is bound front and back for a killer look. The 25.5 inch scale maple neck features a 7.25 inch radius rosewood fingerboard with vintage style frets. Kluson style tuners and a threaded saddle bridge (with A+6 digit serial number stamp) round out the hardware. "Made In Japan" stamped on the back of the neck near the heel. The pickup has been upgraded to a Seymour Duncan Tele model. It really sounds great with tons of twang. The pickup has been wired straight to the volume and tone. The guitar will include its original switch and pickup. The finish is a gorgeous vintage sunburst. It looks great against the ambered neck and binding. An incredibly hard to find guitar that looks great!
I love the feel of a Japanese Tele. The necks are generally slim with nice action. This one is no exception. Nice slim neck carve and good frets. A nice player. The Duncan pickup sounds great and offers big time twang. A great sounding guitar. Condition wise, this is a nice used guitar. It shows a moderate amount of pick and clearcoat scratches as well as a few indents. Not picky collector clean but nice enough for most players and guitar nuts. Comes in a cool tweed Fender gig bag.
I have a collection of Japanese Teles and Esquires. I just can't resist buying them as they offer cool looks and great tone at a good price. This Esquire was going to go into my stash but I decided that I've got enough guitars hanging around that I don't play. My loss is your gain. Easily one of the coolest Japanese Fenders I've had in a while. A great addition to your collection.
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