Fender Telecaster Keith Richards 'Sonny' RI FujiGen N-Serial 1995-96 Three Tone
Here is a very cool mid 1990’s Fender 'Sonny' Reissue Telecaster based on Keith Richards' awesome workhorse. 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. This old beauty is a FujiGen built MIJ N-Serial from 1995-96. It’s had significant pick up upgrades with a hand built Seth Lover Seymor Duncan Gold humbucker in the neck and and a Seymor Duncan Hot Rails single coil in the bridge. Both sound immense. 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 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. It is nicely aged giving is some real mojo, Fender relic guitars to look just like this! The body has a few scrapes & bumps but all naturally earned, it’s well on the road to becoming a true vintage relic. It’s had replacement graphite string trees and replacement pin straps. These old mid 90's White Ash Sonnys are usually hefty old lumps but this is one of the lightest we have ever had weighing in at 3.7kg! It’s a great playing Tele, sweet action & the pickups are both outstanding and work well together. Complete with cool old Japanese leatherette 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.