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MIJ Telecaster maple fretboard?

Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by 32soundz, Sep 8, 2010.

  1. hellopain

    hellopain Tele-Meister

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    i have an MIJ tele that is an '85 on both the neck plate and neck. but a different marking on the neck heel (TL72-55 on the neck and CTL-50 on the heel).
     
  2. Alex W

    Alex W Friend of Leo's

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    TL72 is a Telecaster model designation in Japan. Not sure what CTL-50 is supposed to mean. What does your guitar look like?
     
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    bluesfordan Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I had an '87/'88 MIJ tele, in natural (but I strongly suspect it was stripped and sprayed with clear that had a maple fingerboard. First tele I ever liked, and it had the 3 barrel bridge, which was also the first one I've had.
     
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    Sorry everybody, false alarm the serial number is U006785 which I guess makes it an 1995-96 model, anything I should know about this 95 made CIJ's?
     
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    yes...might be good might not be...even the Amazing Kreskin would not be able to answer this without more info.
     
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    I was in my favorite shop getting an adjustment on a Strat neck when I saw just what you have described on the bench. The owner was swapping out an anodized pick guard for the original. It was a 1985 MIJ, double binding, 'burst, with maple fret. I played it and it was like A DREAM. Yes, I bought it....but, I haven't brought it home yet. I'll get photos on it this week, and some intel on it.
     
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    I've had only good experience with Japanese Fenders to the point I've become a fan boy. For 450 I'd try it and most likely buy it.
     
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