1999-2002 Fender Japan 69 Reissue "blue flowers" telecaster.

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  1. BrockDavisson

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    Bought one of these online last week for a very nice price [i think] and it arrived yesterday. I dig it. Not a heavy weighted tele but I say around 7pnds and the neck feels great as in not too thin and not too fat but somewhere between I think. The sound is a low output vintage style sound but I wish it was just a tad hotter but good enough. Maybe one day change the pickups. Anyone have one of these or had? Thoughts and opinions?
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    Nubs Tele-Afflicted

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    I dig it! I like guitar art in front of other guitar art.

    HNGD.
     
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    Thanks! :D
     
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    I did a video of me playing it today, we allowed to post vids here to show? :]

     
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    Wildcard_35 Tele-Meister

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    I like it a lot. Those Japanese Fenders are nice. I've played the pink paisley version from Japan and it was killer.
     
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    Thanks! I wanted the pink one but then I found this for a good price and got it :]
     
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    bettyseldest Friend of Leo's

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    I had one briefly in 2004, bought it with the intention of flipping it to raise money for my daughter's gap year project. Kept it longer than I intended, but not as long as I would have liked. I did not own a Tele at the time so did not fully approciate it then. Like you I was looking for a pink paisley but when it came up I could not resist. Sold it to a lady who both fronted her own band and ran her own horticultural business.
     
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    Hope you can get another one day if you want another!
     
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    bettyseldest Friend of Leo's

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    Would like to but really must sell some of these first;

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    if only they make this with a rosewood board!
     
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    Haha yeah you got your hands full with some nice ones there already!
     
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    I don't know if rosewood would look good on this one? Guess I would have to see it first.
     
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    I do however agree that it looks great with a Maple neck, especially the pink paisley one, with an aged/amber tint maple neck...

    But its just my preference on feel and aesthetics! to me any Fender with a rosewood board just makes my knees weak. LOL
     
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    My friend just bought a new pink one. I had to buy it, then ship it to him, so I got to play it a little before it departed. I thought it played very well and sounded... well, like a Tele. What surprised me was the description on Reverb said it had a "slim C neck", but there was nothing that felt slim to me. It felt closer to the size of a Baja 50s neck, but without the soft V. that might be exaggerating a bit, but it didn't feel slim. He now wants to swap the neck out because of it feeling to heavy. o_O
     
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    Teleguy61 Friend of Leo's

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    Good luck!
    I have two Fender Japan Teles, the ones in my avatar, and they are very well made instruments.
    I have replaced pickups, switch, and pots/capacitor on both, and fell it is a big improvement.
    I also have installed Mastery Bridges, as the original bridges with the Bigsby are not real good.
    I feel I lucked out big on both purchases.
     
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    You'd have to be very comfortable with your sexuality to get the pink one! :lol:

    Nah, just joshin'. Tasty licks in the video. If the stock bridge pup doesn't squeal those pickups actually sound pretty good. You can always add dirt, you can't add clean.
     
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    I agree not slim c neck at all but not fat 50's either... between :D
     
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    LOL :] very comfortable haha... and haven't noticed anything about squealing but then again I don't play loud enough to probably get to hear if they do.
     
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    Cool looking Tele, congrats.
     
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    thanks!
     
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