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Fender Japan KEITH RICHARDS Telecaster '52 RI MICAWBER!

Orig. Price: $1,299.00
Sale Price: $899.00
Availability: in stock
Prod. Code: FTKR-112

In stock is a beautiful Fender Japan Telecaster 1952 salute to Keith Richards' main stage and studio axe: MICAWBER. (By the way, the name MICAWBER comes from a fictional character by one of Keith’s favorite authors, Charles Dickens). You can hear Micawber on Start Me Up, Brown Sugar, Jumpin Jack Flash, to name a few. This guitar is exclusively made by Fender Japan, which offers excellent quality and craftsmanship.

This beautiful Telecaster is in excellent condition. The body is made of center seamed Swamp Ash in a beautiful honey scotch blonde finish. The guitar plays very fast and its tone is incredible. Featured at the neck is a Seymour Duncan '59 Neck Humbucker reversely installed, as per Keith's, the bridge position holds a Fender USA Telecaster Single Coil in a gold saddle brass bridge. This Micawber is a Made In Japan T-serial, dating it to 1994-95. The pickup switch selector has a white Stratocaster knob, which is Keif's idea also.

All original specs are detailed, including neck shape, fingerboard radius, hardware, pickups and electronics. Here are the specifications on the guitar:

YEAR OF MANUFACTURE: 1994-95, COLOR: Honey Scotch Blonde, BODY: Swamp Ash center seamed, NECK: 1-Piece Maple, 324 Scale (25.5 inch), MACHINE HEADS: Gotoh Vintage Tuners in chrome, FINGERBOARD: Maple, 7.25 Radius (184R), NO. OF FRETS: 21 Vintage Style Frets, PICKUPS: Duncan '59 Neck Humbucker in the neck position and Fender USA Single-Coil pickup in bridge, CONTROLS are Master Volume, Master Tone, BRIDGE: 6 saddle gold bridge. PICKUP SWITCHING: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup 3. Neck Pickup, HARDWARE: Chrome, PICKGUARD: 1-Ply Black Bakelite, SCALE LENGTH: 25.5 (648 mm), WIDTH AT NUT: 1.650 (42 mm).

 

The guitar is in excellent near mint condition and plays like a dream. It has an incredible tone and resonance that is warm and deep. The neck is straight and fret wear is absolutely zero. The neck and body are mint. Gig bag case in black included, not shown in pictures.

EMS Shipping to U.S. $99, Worldwide is a bit more.