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Fender Japan Miyavi Signature Telecaster Seymour Duncan, Maverick Tremolo, Sustainer

Fender Japan Miyavi Signature Telecaster Seymour Duncan, Maverick Tremolo, Sustainer

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Fender Japan has unveiled the Miyavi Signature Telecaster electric guitar – an advanced, boldly customized take on the classic model that seeks to provide a platform for the Japanese guitar phenomenon's unique tones and playing style.

The "samurai guitarist" personally supervised the creation of the Tele himself, ensuring that it fully captured his desired tone and accommodated his trademark finger-slapping style.

"To me, it's not about history. It's about what I want to play, and those things that I put on my guitar are crucial to tone," he says. Such sentiments are clear to see with this new model.

Getting the conventional specs out of the way first, Miyavi's Telecaster features an alder body, as well as a maple neck and rosewood fretboard with 9.5" radius. Nothing too out of the ordinary there.

However, when you take a deep dive into the rest of the guitar, that's when things get intriguing.

Unusual to conventional Teles, the Miyavi model adopts an HSS configuration, which boasts a Seymour Duncan Little '59 in the bridge, Pure Vintage '65 Gray-Bottom single-coil Strat in the middle and a Sustainer Driver in the neck.

Wired to this unique combination are master volume and master tone controls, as well as a five-way selector switch.

The guitar also features two additional switches, which control the Sustainer Driver. The first simply turns the driver on and off, while the second selected either the Fundamental, Harmonic or Blend sustain voices.

Other notable appointments include the Maverick Super Vee tremolo system, which comes with three brass saddles. Again, tradition goes out the window.

Addressing the spec, MIYAVI told us: "That whammy bar is crucial, and people say, 'why don't you play a Strat?' and I'm like, yeah, I love Strats. Strats are sexier and like an all-round good guy, whereas a Tele is a bad guy, a rebel."

Condition: No swirling, no major dents or chips. Protective plastic still on the pickguard.

Playability: Straight neck, no buzzing, no fret wear, action is comfortable, no issues with electronics

Model: Fender Miyavi Signature Telecaster

Made: Japan

Finish: White

Body: Alder

Neck: Maple / Rosewood Fingerboard

Mods: n/a

Pickup: Seymour Duncan Little ‘59, Pure Vintage ‘65 Single Coil and Sustainer Driver

Case: Free Fender Gig Bag

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