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  1. dreamingstrat

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    After waiting a few months to save up auditioning a few different guitars, buying and selling a few more, I think its pretty safe to say, nothing does it for me but a Telecaster, and nobody knows me like my wife knows me.

    Ive been on the hunt for a no.2. A worthy back up to my AVRI62. Tried different guitars too, not just Tele’s, but my wife just rolls her eyes everytime she sees with me a different guitar. And then she keeps telling me, “you’re gonna sell that and end up with a Telecaster. The Telecaster is the only guitar you end up keeping the longest, if not, keeping it for good. “

    I shrug her off, she doesnt know how good my “new” guitar is i think to myself. After the honeymoon phase, true enough, a Telecaster comes home, everytime. She wont say anything but her eyes tell a lot. “I told you so.”

    Anyway, here she is. 2017 Fender Japan Traditional 60’s Telecaster in Daphne Blue. Im no stranger to Japanese craftsmanship. I never bought one but I auditioned 20-30 of these from 2002 up to until I finally found my holy grail which is the AVRI62. But this one feels similar to my No.1. Also lighter. These are so dangerously close to american quality for less money.

    Apart from one small dent at the back, she’s very mint and pickups have been replaced with AV64’s which what drew me to this tele in the first place.

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    Fellow Telecaster nerds, I urge you try one out. These are just great guitars!
     
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    Love the colour! Great looking Tele ;)
     
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    Sweet looking guitar!
     
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    Very nice. Hope she's a keeper. HNGD.
     
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    Purdy.

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    THAT is beautiful! Bound body! LOVE it!

    Great score! I'm one of those Tele guys without a Tele...can't really say why...

    BEST wishes with that! I had a 52 AVRI but couldn't bond with the vintage radius / smaller frets.

    What profile neck does it have? ("U"- Fat "C" ?)

    Again BIG congrats!

    Brian
     
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    I actually started to sweat a little bit looking at those pics.....WOW....that is gorgeous......

    Congrats and enjoy....
     
  8. dreamingstrat

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    i was hesitant at first, but when I saw it in person, I was like, wow.

    thank you sirs!
     
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  9. dreamingstrat

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    i actually love vintage radius and frets! But my killer combination is vintage radius and 6105 frets, like the 60’s roadworn strat I used to have.

    based on specs, these are “U” shaped. If I go back and forth with my AVRI62, this one feels fuller. More shoulder, not thick by any means, but just a bit fuller.

    while I love super fat necks (I had a 1-inch U solid all-rosewood neck), ive come to accept that my holy grails which are the 60’s telecasters only come with slim necks. So I just lived with it. Heheh.
     
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  10. dreamingstrat

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    its actually a very hard color to photograph. Its as hard as sea foam green, sonic blue, and other 60’s custom colors!
     
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    Oh man.

    Sent from my REVVLPLUS C3701A using Tapatalk
     
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    That looks great! Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats man, I'm proud for you. It's a sharp guitar. I have been a fan of the Japanese fenders since I bought one in the 80's.
     
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    That is a beauty, double bound and blue, I'm smitten with Telecasters at the moment seriously thinking off off loading a lot of stuff to get a top notch one.?

    Enjoy..:thumb:
     
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    WoW I love this beauty, it look so perfect, congrats
     
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    Here's a comparison of the two with regards to the neck thickness..

    According to specs, the Fender Japan Traditional 60's have a U shape neck.. I instantly felt the difference, as it's fuller, having a bit more shoulder.. Its not fat by any means, but it is thicker than the 2004 AVRI62...

    Fender Japan on top, Fender AVRI62 bottom...

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  17. dreamingstrat

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    Try the Squier Classic Vibes first.. and also it would depend if you like rosewood or maple more.. I love rosewoods and dont bond with one-pc maple necks..

    Also there's no point in off loading stuff to get it, and in turn dont like it.. maybe offload the least wanted stuff, and get an entry level to get a feel for it.. then if you love it, go for big purchase.. The American Professionals are top notch... Ive learned to get the best and not settle because I only end up paying twice.. Pay once, cry once..
     
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    Thank you sir!
     
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    The quality hasnt changed!! although 80-90's were the best.. like I said, I tried a bunch of these japanese Fenders, and I never encountered a bad one.. some may need set up, but always solidly built.
     
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    Wow. That is a beauty.
     
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