Fender Telecaster Keith Richards 'Sonny' RI FujiGen N-Serial 1995-96 Three Tone

Fender Telecaster Keith Richards 'Sonny' RI FujiGen N-Serial 1995-96 Three Tone

£1,095.00Price

Here is a very clean mid 1990’s Fender 'Sonny' Reissue Telecaster based on Keith Richards' awesome workhorse. This is not a common model for Fender. Sonny doesn't get mentioned as much as Keith's 'Micawber’, perhaps because Fender USA never built a signature reissue of the guitar. However these are one of the best Telecasters Fender Japan ever issued in our opinion. There were a domestic Japanese release only and are quite hard to find, so when they appear on the market we grab them quickly. It’s a factory spec N-Serial (1995-96) and like all of these was built for Fender at the legendary FujiGen plant. It has a great sounding factory installed Dragster humbucker in the neck and a USA Texas Special in the bridge. The body is solid White Ash with a maple neck and fingerboard with vintage 7.25 radius & single-ply black pickguard. It has the correct ‘F’ stamped neckplate. It’s rare to find a three tone sunburst ('Sonny') finish over a Fender '52 RI (most are blond or natural ash). The bridge pick-up is a huge sounding USA Texas Special which more than holds its own with the humbucker. 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 and is obviously factory routed for the humbucker. This is the cleanest one we have ever had through the doors as GSG. There are no notable blamishes, just light playwear. These old mid 90's White Ash Sonnys are hefty old lumps & this is no exception weighting in at a solid 4.2kg. It’s a great playing Tele, sweet action & the pickups are both outstanding and work well together. Complete with old Japanese gig bag. A very cool one-off 25-year old reissue of Keith Richards legendary 'Sonny'. The only reissue of this guitar Fender have ever made. NOT FOR TRADE or part exchange, thanks. We ship to the E.U, Europe, U.S, Canada, Australia, NZ and of course the UK.