Fender Japan FSR Hybrid 60s Telecaster with a P-90

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  1. triviani

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    I have not seen any info about these, and also wanted to show you my new tele..

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    These are a 2019 model, more expensive than the regular Japan models (a bit over $1000 new), but the quality is also a step above the other Japanese series. They come with a smooth satin neck, locking tuners and a AV58 pickup for the bridge. It also has a 4 way switch wiring.

    The quality of the guitar is fantastic, and the only thing lacking is the p90 pickup (that's were the budget ended I guess). But everything else is great, it's a beautifully crafted guitar, and a step up in quality for Fender Japan, if that was possible.


    Specs:
    Series:Limited Editions
    Body Material:Alder
    Body Finish: polyester
    Neck:Maple, “U” Shape
    Neck Finish: polyurethane
    Fingerboard:Rosewood, 9.5” (241 mm)
    Frets:21, Medium Jumbo
    Position Inlays:White Dots (Rosewood)
    Nut (Material/Width):Bone, 1.650” (42 mm)
    Tuning Machines:Vintage-Style Locking
    Scale Length:25.5” (648 mm)
    Bridge:3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Brass Barrel Saddles
    Pickguard:3-Ply Mint Green
    Pickups:American Vintage ‘58 Single-Coil Tele (Bridge), (Middle), P-90 (Neck)
    Pickup Switching:4-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (In Parallel), Position 3. Neck Pickup, Position 4. Neck and Bridge Pickups (In Series)
     
  2. triviani

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    Nice range of colors as well:

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    The Sonic Blue stands out..
     
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  5. dreamingtele

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    the current Fender Japan guitar models from 2017 and onwards have been absolutely fantastic.. you wont be able to go wrong with anything from them.. They have been consistent since the 80's and I really think that they up'ed the ante on these models!

    Ive grabbed the Fender Traditional 60's tele in Daphne blue.. but I want another one from them! with the P90 on the neck, its getting serious consideration from me!

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    I like MIJs...
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    I like that Fender Japan is using the rosewood boards, but they seem to all be 'U' shape. Dang it! I like the thinner ones. Oh well.
     
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    Yeah, the U shape neck is noticeable, a tad thicker than the regular Fender Japan neck. But the satin finish is so sweet.


    I have a 52 for more classic tele/indy sounds, this one feels like is going to be the rockin’ tele.
     
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  9. dreamingtele

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    believe me guys its not that bad.. the U shape is nice.. here it is in comparison with my 2004 AVRI 62 neck.. its only a tad thicker but VERY comfortable.. I love it..

    Fender Japan traditional on top, AVRI62 below

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    SUHWEEET!!!!

    I am so glad I found this thread, and it's only a few months old!

    I am hoping you can answer a bunch of questions!?

    I am building my own version of this without even knowing that this CIJ existed. I JUST last week bought a Fender Performer body in surf green, an Allparts neck and all the other 1963 correct parts. I say '63 because the Allparts neck is the TRO-62 which is the round laminate rosewood neck, not the slab rosewood neck on these '62s. The neck was introduced in late '62 but is really more prevalent in and after 1963. Interesting because the neck I purchased was made in Japan and my understanding is that it was made by the company that makes the necks for Fender Japan.

    ANYWAY, and to the points . . .

    Do you know if there is a Fender Service Diagram *.pdf for this guitar?

    What are the electornics like? Potentiomer and cap value?

    What are the pickup specs? I'm guessing a '58 bridge pickup should be about 7k Ohms. What is the rating of that P90? Do they play nice with each other? Are they RW/RP to each other?

    Now I really can't wait to put mine together!
     
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    Very nice. I have a Tele (shaped instrument) with a P-90.

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    Wow - that's badass!
     
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    Congrats OP! One of the first things I thought was, "cool a U-neck". Funny how we all have different tastes.

    Regarding price, it seems pretty much clear to me that MIJ has carved out it's own price point in the past 10 years. They are now in their own tier between MIA and MIM stuff, and actually closer to MIA prices than ever. People are appreciating the craftsmanship and attention to detail, I suppose. They used to be so much more affordable. That's a rosewood board which seems to also have increased value of late.

    I have a P90 neck tele, and it is a struggle to get pickup balance. I'd be curious to see how those PUs balance of the box. Right now I have a very low wind P90 and a hot Lollar bridge pickup and it's working well together. I've also enjoyed Alnico pole P90s which I may go back to. Most P90s were just too ballsy and overpowering so that when I'd go to the bridge it would sound weak, even when I lowered the P90s all the way down. I'm sure they selected PUs that play well together.
     
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    Is that neck bolted in or glued on?
     
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    Congrats. Looks nice.
     
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    Now that there is awesome.
     
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  19. triviani

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    I don't think there are any online diagram for Fender Japan. I didn't mess with the inside at all, and the pickups played nice, although I'm not picky about volume matching between positions.

    If anything, I'd change the neck P90 on that model, everything else is pretty good.


    I didn't notice a bif difference between the P90 and the bridge pickups, or it didn't bothered me at all.


    The guitar is gone now, and I sold it to fund some other gear. I loved the P90 combo though. I'm not a hoarder (I have just one tele right now) but if I wanted/could make a collection I'd keep one of these. The neck was so sweet.
     
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