About This Listing

This classic Fender Telecaster guitar has a beautiful sunburst finish, and the 1985 model year instrument is a rare find, I'm told. Made in Japan (MIJ), the guitar is a reissue of the 1962 original and features a solid wood body. It has been gently used in a smoke free environment and is in good shape, it's never left my studio.Comes with a gig bag.

The following was taken from another add of a similar guitar. If anyone has any more knowledge of this guitar, please let me know so I can amend the listing: 

Color: Sunburst
Condition: It has been cleaned and maintained by professional technician.
There is no issue for performance.
Several cosmetic minor scratches/marks can be seen.
Production year: 1985
Pickup: Passive
Pickup configuration: 2s
Number of frets: 21 frets
Neck scale: Long
Weight: 3.36kg
Body material: Alder
Tremoro: None
Fingerboard material: rosewood
Neck Joint: Detachable (bolt -on)
Neck material: Maple
Serial number: AO18111

Listed4 months ago
  • Standard Telecaster with Rosewood Fretboard
  • Sunburst
  • 1985
Made In
  • Japan
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Fretboard Radius
  • 12"
Color Family
  • Brown
Pickup Configuration
  • SS
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Neck Material
  • Maple
Offset Body
  • No
Wood Top Style
  • Plain
Finish Pattern
  • Sunburst
Finish Style
  • Gloss
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Body Material
  • Ash
Model Family
Bridge/Tailpiece Type
  • String-Through
Scale Length
  • 25.5"
Body Shape
  • T-Style
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

About the Seller

dave's Gear Depot

Santa Monica, CA, United States
Joined Reverb:2016
Items Sold:2
Product Overview
In early 1951, Fender renamed its only production solid-body guitar the Telecaster, replacing the short-lived Broadcaster moniker used in late 1950. The Telecaster quickly became the guitar of its age, propelling the status of the solid-body electric guitar from novelty to the defining instrument of popular music.

Like most long-lasting guitar models, the Tele has seen its share of variations and specialty models come off the line since the early '50s. The earlier '80s to mid-'80s were a transitional time for Fender and the Telecaster, so quality and specifications do vary somewhat in this period. 

Years of Production: 
1951 - present

Unique to this Year: Name changed from Telecaster to Standard Telecaster (not to be confused with later made-in-Mexico Standard Telecaster).   

Body Style: Single cutaway solid-body

Wood Composition: Ash, Maple neck

Design Elements:  Two single-coil pickups, white pickguard (non-original in pictures), volume and tone controls, 25 1/2-inch scale length, string thur-body

Finish Specifications: Blonde is a standard finish for the Telecaster.

Notable Tele Players: Keith Richards, Merle Haggard, Johnny Greenwood, James Burton  
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