Fender Japan Heritage series

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  1. mimmo

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    Sorry if it has been discussed before, I have searched but couldn't find anything.

    Fender is launching a new Japanese series based on the vintage specimen we all love. Finish is nitro over poly, so it is more or less like the old AVRI series. Nice specs, rosewood on 60s models, correct neck shapes etc.

    What's not to like? Probably just the fact that we will never been able to buy them since they are just for the Japanese market.

    One thing I have noticed is that only the late 50s tele is described in every link while I am pretty sure to have spotted a blackguard in the official Fender Japan YT video (at minute 3:44).

    Anyway, for those who may be interested in these beauties, here are two links.

    https://www.musicradar.com/news/the-good-and-the-bad-news-about-fenders-new-heritage-series-guitars

     
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    4 Teles, thats pretty good imo ..
     
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    The trans white blonde Jazzmaster with the gold guard..... oooooh

    There's an Japan import specialist I know of in the UK.. I might have a word.
     
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    What am I missing?
    I just see the 50s tele (witheguard), the 60s and the thinline. Is the 4th tele the butterscotch blonde I see in the video?
    Thanks.
     
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    I might be interested in these tele's too, what's the specialist you are talking about, if you don't mind me asking?
     
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    Who is the narrator?
     
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    I like the look of the JM too. Some lovely stuff from Japan, not always Fender branded. My recent Edwards branded Tele from ESP is a firm favourite.
     
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    They all look wonderful.
    Whitstable Guitars.
    One man band who has relationships with Japan stores.
    https://www.whitstableguitars.co.uk/contact-about-me
     
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    Great video. Thanks.
     
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    I’ve had a couple from him including my Edwards. Always something interesting in his stock.
     
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    If this unmentionable situation ever ends and I can get back to my pad in Adachi, I'll definitely have to hit my favorite stores and try them out.

    Edited to add:

    They don't seem to have this series on the website yet.
     
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    yeah the pages are like from the late 90s!
     
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    Last time I was there,earlier this year, I think he said he's getting his site redone.

    Not much wrong with the content or the pics though, I reckon.
     
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    The 60’s Tele Custom has my attention. I wonder if you could buy one through Ishabashi?
     
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    Same for me. The Custom or eventually the blackguard, but I already own a 52.
    Never bought a Japanese telecaster, I am saving up at the moment.
     
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    Pretty nice. They’re basically a rehash of AVRIs, with the exception that certain models use veneer boards (‘70s models, and the ‘60s style Jazzmaster and Tele). Slab boards on P, ‘60s J, ‘60s Strat, and ‘60s Tele. Nitro over poly, like AVRIs. Makes the mid ‘60s Jazzmaster and the ‘69 Tele Custom the most vintage accurate in terms of finish (if you accept urethane as Fullerplast).

    It’s nice to see a ‘60s Jazzmaster in blonde. It was available as a standard (i.e. non Custom Color) finish in the ‘60s, along with burst. But the blonde, even though it did not entail an upcharge, is not common, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen it on a reissue. Non bound neck, veneer board, spaghetti decal, and white dots place it within the mid ’62 to late ‘64 range, though the pickguard is wrong. If you’re calling urethane Fullerplast, and you put a Fender Pure Vintage wide beveled w/b/w guard on it, then it can be considered a fairly accurate ‘64 reissue. You can’t get the right celluloid tort guards (like the original blonde JMs used) any more (Spitfire just laminates real celluloid onto w/b/w ABS), so the Pure Vintage JM guard is the best you’ll do for an accurate ‘64 JM guard. Remove the white plastic dots and install vulcanized white fiber board dots (“clay”), and you’ve got a very accurate ‘64 reissue. Coolest guitar in the line IMO. I think I’ll be keeping my eyes open for one.

    This is assuming that they have 7 1/4 inch radius and skinny vintage frets, though. If they went with modern radius and frets, I have no interest.
     
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