First year 1985 Fender Japan ’69 Thinline Telecaster Reissue in fantastic original condition.
Built to a very high quality by Fender Japan these 1985 guitars were built during a time of limited production in the US due to the management buy out of Fender from CBS. Highly regarded, the Fender Japan production began after the era of Japanese ‘Lawsuit’ Copies and the guitars are still in production today.
Like the original late sixties guitars these are based upon they feature a heavily chambered Mahogany body with bass side F hole, Maple Neck with late sixties style logo, 21 frets and the classic Telecaster electronics with two pickups, a 3 way switch and global volume and tone control all mounted to an enlarged pearloid Scratchplate.
This Thinline sounds great, still unmistakably Tele but with a softer airier sound. The perfect option for the Tele player looking for an alternative tone from the familiar feeling Telecaster formula or a player looking for a lighter guitar to a solid body Telecaster.
The guitar comes with a hard shell case.