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Fender Japan 1st Edition Telecaster '52 'Micawber' MIJ FujiGen Built 1989

Fender Japan 1st Edition Telecaster '52 'Micawber' MIJ FujiGen Built 1989


Here is a very rare (and very clean!) late 1980’s Fender Japan FujiGen built Micawber Telecaster.  It’s an MIJ I-Serial (1989-90) and was built for Fender at the renowned FujiGen plantin Japan. It’s a 1952 reissue with great sounding factory installed Dragtser humbucker in the neck based on Keith Richards ‘Micawber’ Tele. All FujiGen factory spec. It has a beautiful butterscotch blonde finish, which is darkening nicely. White ash body, with a maple neck and fingerboard with a 7.25 radius. The bridge pick-up is nice and meaty sounding. The neck is dead straight, truss rod fine and plenty of life left in the frets. Structurally and electrically sound. No issues at all. No breaks, repairs or routing. Pretty clean for such an old Micawber. With no massive dings, just normal light playwear. It has a nice dull patina over all the metal hardware inc the brass bridge & saddles. It’s a hefty old lump like most of these white ash 80’s FujiGens and tips the scales at 4.8kg.  A great playing Tele, the pickups are both outstanding and work well together. The factory single coil more than holds its own against the Dragster humbucker. The black switch tip has been replaced with a white Strat tip. All in all a very cool 30+ year old Fender Japan Micawber. Complete with rare vintage Japanese Fender branded padded leatherette gig bag with original straps.


At Gas Station Guitars we carefully hand-select all our guitars and refuse a lot more than we accept, if they don’t blow us away on all fronts, we just don’t put them in our shop; if it’s for sale by Gas Station Guitars, you know it’d gonna be pretty special.  All guitars are in hand and we do not use stock photos. NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship worldwide to the USA, E.U, Europe, Canada, Australia, Japan and of course the UK.

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