SOLD - Fender TLC-62B MIJ '62 Reissue Esquire Custom 1986 Candy Apple Red

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We've moved hard into Telecasters, and Esquires are welcome to join the party!

This '62 Reissue Esquire from 1986 is a ringer.  It is as rare as any early Made in Japan reissue, and perhaps the coolest model.  

The guitar is in excellent condition.  The pickup has been changed to a Duncan STL-1B - "Our Vintage Broadcaster bridge pickup delivers that classic 50 Telecaster lead tone with extra punch and twang.".

All other parts are original.  A "green" pickguard was applied, which we think looks cooler than the original.  There are no new holes in the guitar from this change, and the original pickguard is included in the case. 

The frets are in excellent condition.  The neck is perfect.  The truss rod has room for future neck relief adjustments.  

The case appears to be original to the guitar.

  • Color: Candy Apple Red
  • Weight: 7lbs 5.7ozs
  • Body: Alder
  • Body Date/Code: TLC-62B
  • Neck: Maple
  • Neck Date/Code: 4-15-86
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Inlays: Micarta silver dots
  • Frets: Original
  • Fret count: 21
  • Nut: Original
  • Nut width: 1 5/8"
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Radius: 7.25"
  • Neck thickness at 1st fret: 0.80"
  • Neck thickness at 12th fret: 0.89"
  • Action 1st String at 12th Fret: 2/32"
  • Action 6th String at 12th Fret: 5/64"
  • Total length: 38 3/8"
  • Lower bout: 12 5/8"
  • Waist: 8 15/16"
  • Upper bout: 10 7/8"
  • Body depth/thickness: 1 3/4"
  • String gauge: .010-.046"
  • Hardware Color: Nickel and chrome
  • Bridge Pickup/Brand: Seymour Duncan
  • Bridge Pickup Reading: 7.96k
  • Pickup Original?: No
  • Pickguard: Aftermarket pickguard currently installed because we think it looks better than the original pickguard that's included in the case.
  • Bridge: Original
  • Tuners: Original
  • Switch: Original
  • Pots/Codes: Original
  • Case: OHSC
  • Notes:
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