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Made in Japan Telecasters!

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Gryffinaura, Jan 1, 2007.

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  1. Gryffinaura

    Gryffinaura TDPRI Member

    Dec 30, 2006
    Yokosuka, Japan
    Who here has a Telecaster Made or Crafted in Japan, and what model and color do you have?

    I have a TL-50 in Candy Apple Red

  2. Hazy_2004

    Hazy_2004 TDPRI Member

    Jul 28, 2004
    Two 52RI teles, one butterscotch 1987 MIJ and one natural 2005 CIJ.


  3. byrdbrain

    byrdbrain Tele-Afflicted

    Jul 5, 2006
    These are mine, both MIJ:

  4. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    Never said I wasn't a little crazy ........


  5. Fatmanstratman

    Fatmanstratman Poster Extraordinaire

    Here's mine.....

    52 RI....


    62 Tele Custom RI....


    69 Thinline RI....


  6. Unburst

    Unburst Tele-Meister

    Apr 27, 2003
    My #1 is a CIJ '52 style.

  7. Bluesbob

    Bluesbob Tele-Afflicted

    Mar 17, 2003
    East Suffolk L.I.
    Not sure...

    what model it is, but Santa gave my son a MIJ tele in CAR with a vintage-style tinted neck with vintage tuners. It has an un-bound body and a 5-hole one-ply white pg. He loves it. We'll be installing a 4-way switch soon.

  8. Disastercaster

    Disastercaster Tele-Holic

    Dec 17, 2006
    Dublin, Ireland
    I've got a CIJ 52 RI with a Bigsby, still getting to grips with it as I've only had it a few weeks but it's wielding very positive results so far!

  9. fungusyoung

    fungusyoung Tele-Afflicted

    Aug 8, 2004
    CT & PA
    I have two 72 RI Thinlines or TN72-93 (burst = 2006; natural = 2004)......


    Amazing guitars.

  10. fingers23

    fingers23 Tele-Meister

    Aug 12, 2006
    On the Edge.........
    ......and my Keef. started as a 52ri, then Keefed by Keef's luthier........


  11. Keifer

    Keifer Tele-Holic

    Dec 27, 2003
    Louisville, KY
    I've got two MIJ Teles: love 'em both

    Will Ray Jazzacaster model...I've upgraded the Hipshot bender to raise B & G strings...also Drop Low E to D toggle. (Clear 'poly' over gold foil)

    Jerry Donahue mods...great "V" neck (double bound 3 color sunburst)
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2007

  12. vic108

    vic108 Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 25, 2005
    Greenbackville, VA
    My 1986 MIJ '62 RI -


    The MIJ's are nice guitars!

  13. robsp88

    robsp88 TDPRI Member

    Jul 25, 2005
    Orlando, Florida
    I've got an 85-86 '62 reissure that I put SD Antiquity II's in, along with a four way switch from Acme. I simply refer to it now as "The One."

  14. Stratsrgood

    Stratsrgood Tele-Meister

    Dec 27, 2006
    I have a CIJ pink paisley tele that is beautiful (all stock), I would have had a 62 custom (red with a bound body) but it had the thinnest neck i've ever found on any Fender.

  15. csapo

    csapo Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 10, 2006
    San Francisco
    Have yet to meet a Fender MIJ or CIJ, I didn't like. :eek:

    Still got to find me a good used MIJ Buckeroo, at a decent price. Perhaps 2007 will be the year.


  16. Indiana

    Indiana Tele-Meister

    Aug 20, 2006
    Denver, CO
    I want one so bad. Thanks everyone for all the photos. Just beautiful. I think I want a 62 RI

  17. chickshannon

    chickshannon Tele-Meister

    Oct 9, 2006
    North UK
    1) '71 rep in natural ash, Texas Specials, uprated electrics+4 way switch...lightweight ( Low "E
    " serial prob '85 )
    2) Another '71 in tobacco 'burst ash, Original Vintage U.S. pickups,immaculate, electrics as above, heavier. ( Higher "E" serial,.prob '87 )
    Both are brilliant.
    Number 2 is mellower, strung with 10s and is better for jazzier/blues stuff.
    Number 1 is a sharp shooter with an edgy bit of attitude. Strung with 9s.

  18. holndav

    holndav Friend of Leo's

    Mar 24, 2003
    Northern Virginia
    Two MIJ RI Esquires, one CAR with a neck pup, one SB
    One MIJ rosewood Tele neck on a partscaster
    One MIJ 57 RI Strat, SB with maple neck

    All are in my photos under my profile. All play beautifully and sound great (all sound a little different too, for various reasons of course).

    I just love that photo of jwells393's MIJs!

  19. csapo

    csapo Tele-Afflicted

    Jan 10, 2006
    San Francisco
    Go for either of these - Great players and terrific value!

    Fender CIJ '62RI Old Lake Placid Blue (OLB)



    Fender MIJ '62RI 3 Tone Sunburst (a classic)


  20. freshmattyp

    freshmattyp Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Aug 3, 2005
    Kansas City

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