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*\NFGD/* 1992 Fender Japan Telecaster 40th Ann.

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by mowgli5555, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. Uncle Mui

    Uncle Mui TDPRI Member

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    Awesome acquisition..... I'm sure you'll enjoy playing it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and detials.
     

  2. mowgli5555

    mowgli5555 TDPRI Member

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    Thanks, sadly it took me a while to just make the clips under 2 1/2 minutes while recording.
    Plus, I realized they were on private and I changed them to public view.

    Hopefully I will get into playing quite a bit this year and be able to record a few fun things.
    As much as I enjoy all my USA stuff, I have a soft heart for nice MIJ guitars.

    It is interesting to listen without watching. Then judge purely based on the sound from each instrument. Josh
     

  3. mowgli5555

    mowgli5555 TDPRI Member

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    While changing strings, I decided to pop off the neck and see what was written.
    This is a truly mellow sounding ash Telecaster. I have 3 ash Fender's sitting around, and the others sound much brighter, and upfront.

    One of these days, I will make some proper sounds clips vs the TL52-95BSB. Josh

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  4. Angus Strater

    Angus Strater NEW MEMBER!

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    Hi Josh,

    I am Angus from Hong Kong
    I saw your post about the tele which made in japan.

    http://www.tdpri.com/threads/nfgd-1992-fender-japan-telecaster-40th-ann.710628/page-3

    It looks great and sounds great in your video!!!
    I am not a fan of fender japan, but I do love fender japan custom edition guitar
    I have one from them which is the same series to your tele.
    It is a 35th ann. 1957 strat which have a birdeys maple and made in 1992 too!
    At first, I saw you choose that wonderful guitar what a amazing thing that happen and I do find someone who also love fender japan custom edition .
    If you would like to sell this guitar for any reason, would you please let me know and I am interested in it!

    Enjoy the Tele and your music, good day!

    Angus
     

  5. Lefty Addams

    Lefty Addams Tele-Holic

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  6. mowgli5555

    mowgli5555 TDPRI Member

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    Thanks Angus.... At this point, I am just going to keep it. It is my main player, and probably wouldn't be worth selling anyway. The sound is wildly different from my other ash guitars, but I paid AVRI prices for it.

    Same with my 1994 ST54-40th Custom Edition Strat. That one even has the Dimarzio Blue Velvet pickups, which are interesting I suppose.
    After owning a couple MIM/USA Fenders, and playing a few over the years, I just prefer Fender Japan Custom Edition, and Extrad instruments(possibly just to be different).

    The neck is pretty sweet for the Tele. It has a nice, full V neck, which is preferred by me. Nut width is just over 42.5mm, vintage style frets, 7 1/4 radius.
    The lacquer can get a little sticky if you play it hard, but that is how my other MIJ Fenders are also.

    This one is super heavy at 9.5 lbs or so. I do not know if this is supposed to be "light weight" ash, or "select" ash since I can't find it in the catalogs like the 35th 57 Strat and 40th 54 Strat.
    I do really enjoy the weight, and feel, but it isn't a guitar that I would expect anyone to play all night while standing. Josh
     

  7. Twang Tone

    Twang Tone Friend of Leo's

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    Congrats, Josh. 9lbs or not, that's one sweet TL52.

    Was there a date written on the butt end of the neck?

    Also, what (if anything) is stamped on the bridge plate?
     

  8. mowgli5555

    mowgli5555 TDPRI Member

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    This one does not have a written date on on the end of the neck. My TL52-95 has a date written, and well as my Extrad neck, but not my Order Made Strat or Anniversary Tele.

    It has a USA number stamped bridge plate, as well as my TL52-95. The TL52-95 also came with the original tags, with the serial number being the bridge plate stamp. I will see if I can find the tags sitting around the house today. Josh
     

  9. shupe13

    shupe13 Tele-Meister

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