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Made in Japan Telecasters!

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

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  1. alo33

    alo33 TDPRI Member

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    Overall, I like it a lot and plan on holding onto it. I haven't done a thing to it yet, but I'm planning to make some changes once I get around to it.

    The humbucker is dull and muddy, but it's wired to 250K mini pots. Still, even after some wiring changes I'm not expecting much from it. If I can figure out a way to mount a standard humbucker in it I probably will. The bridge pickup can go as well.

    The neck is quite a bit thinner then the MIM version. This has been true with all of the CIJ I've owned. A bit of a turn off at first, but I've gotten used to it and it feels great now. On my newer MIJ 62 and Jag the necks have gotten fatter.

    The sound is a bit plinkier unplugged with less mids than my other 3 teles, which are alder/rosewood tee.

    I dig it though. It's beautiful to look at, very light and it plays great.
     
  2. mr newhaven

    mr newhaven Tele-Afflicted

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    mij (mid to late 80's) all rosewood tele...

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  3. mr newhaven

    mr newhaven Tele-Afflicted

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    the neck joint on this bad boy is very tight/very resonant
    and its a heavy beast...over 9 lbs!
    and that is chambered!!!

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    7 piece body...with a layer of maple wedged in between!

    this thing is sooo badass...to be honest right now its a tie between this and my Ron Kirn Barnbuster...

    the Kirn has a nicer neck though
     
  4. riolux

    riolux Tele-Holic

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    This 2006 TL55 is the prettiest guitar I've ever owned. Too bad I sold it for reasons I can't really remember (other than financial).

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  5. superbadj

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    Neck-dated to July 1, 1985. She's a beauty, and she was my first electric (bought in 1989).


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  6. caliban335

    caliban335 Tele-Afflicted

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    superbadj:

    I like the way your sunburst looks with the black pick guard. I may try that on mine down the road. Very nice.
     
  7. wangdangdoodle

    wangdangdoodle Tele-Holic

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  8. telechaser

    telechaser Tele-Afflicted

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    Those Rosewood Teles are sweet. One of these days.....
     
  9. superbadj

    superbadj Poster Extraordinaire

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    Caliban: yep, changed the guard after a year or two. The white guard is classic for sure, but I wanted something that felt a bit more aggressive or something, and hadn't seen many people try it, so I gave it a go and it stuck. I love the look.
     
  10. ayetee

    ayetee Tele-Meister

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    My MIJ Teles

    All from the land of the rising sun.
     

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  11. Josh Davis

    Josh Davis Tele-Meister

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    I just picked up a Paisley tele and dropped Nocaster PU's in it. It now sounds similar to my Custom Shop. If I could just get the damn Poly off and spray nitro it'd be great.
     
  12. chubbsdarcy

    chubbsdarcy Tele-Meister

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    1989-1990 Fender Standard Telecaster, black with white pickguard....she started out that way....Ive taken her apart and made her over half a dozen times so she aint that way anymore....
     
  13. axemannj2007

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    how about finding me a mij JD tele in BLACK???
     
  14. doctatele

    doctatele NEW MEMBER!

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    Does anyone here have a "PAN"? My tele only has a mother of pearl P A N on its headstock. serial #1046167

    On the back plate is written: STEEL ADJUSTABLE NECK Made In Japan 1046167

    Hope someone has a clue of what this guitar is....
     
  15. rick69coupe

    rick69coupe TDPRI Member

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    I just bought what I thought was a MIJ Deluxe, the neck is right,C serial number, but the body is in question, no markings in the neck pocket, no contours on the body. The body seems to have been routed afterwards for the middle pickup. It's seafoam green color and has the reverse control plate. Can anyone help me out with figuring out what kind of body and electroincs I have?
     
  16. ac15

    ac15 Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

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    I've got an early 80's MIJ pink paisley tele. I've had it for almost 25 years.
     
  17. AjayTele

    AjayTele Tele-Afflicted

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    You're going to have to post several photos for us to be able to help you. ;)
     
  18. slap dat

    slap dat Tele-Meister

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    Here's my #1. I just swapped the PUPs for CS Nocasters and replaced the electronics with CTS pots, Oak Grigsby switch, Switchmaster jack, Jensen oil/paper cap and all cloth wiring.
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  19. jkbird59

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  20. Hans_Ronnback

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    I got one, made in japan, please don't criticize me, this is the way it
    was made, the serial is E52####, it’s a contemporary tele

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    and i have had this for some 20 odd years
    if you wonder, it sounds great

    Hans
     
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