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Fender Japan Telecaster 1952 Keith Richards 'Micawber' Reissue 2016 Natural Ash

Fender Japan Telecaster 1952 Keith Richards 'Micawber' Reissue 2016 Natural Ash


Up for grabs is this beautiful Japan domestic release natural ash Fender '52 Reissue Telecaster Micawber. These were never exported from Japan. Constructed from a beautifully grained resonant ash which is heading towards butterscotch blonde. The ash grain on this is good, and the maple used for the neck, headstock & fingerboard (7.25 radius) is also top quality. Fender Japan didn't build too many of these, preferring to stick with the classic single coil '52 design. They are tricky to find nowadays so we always grab them when we see them in Japan. This has all the good stuff and looks factory correct with its '52 black single-ply scratchplate, 6 solid saddles, quality machined bridge & Gotoh tuners. It’s got its awesome sounding factory fitted USA Dragster in the neck and traditional TL vintage in the bridge. Plays beautifully with a nice smooth forgiving action & we really enjoyed the pup combination on this one. Plenty of cleans on the TL vintage with the humbucker sounding warm and very un-Japanese like! Lots of tele twang and crunch when needed.  It’s an MIJ JD-Serial (2016). It is structurally and electrically fine with the maple neck is dead straight, truss rod turning and plenty of life in the frets. No mods or non factory routing etc. Great condition throughout. with no notable dings or chips etc. Weight is 3.7kg. Comes with padded Fender gig bag. If you are looking for a beautifully crafted vintage looking/feeling Fender Micawber grab this one, you wont be disappointed. 


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 pictures are of actual guitars, 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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