It looks like Fender Japan has yet another couple of stunning new releases on offer in the form of these Limited Collection F-Hole Telecaster Thinline models. There are two variations on the theme, and each is available as a special run for 2021.
Fender Limited Collection F-Hole Telecaster Thinline
The new Fender Limited Collection F-Hole Telecaster Thinline models are exclusive to Japan, and there are two versions available. The standard versions come in Mystic Ice Blue, Artic Pearl and Penny, and cost Yen 143,550, whilst the special quilted maple versions come with gold hardware and cost substantially more at Yen 445,500.
What makes these limited-edition models really stand out is the reversed ‘F’ Fender logo for an F-hole on the top bout, which I think looks ace.
The three cheaper models are based around an ash body with that F-hole cutout and a U-shape maple neck with 21 narrow-tall frets, and a bone nut. You get a set of Fender Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele pickups in both bridge and neck positions, a traditional three-way switch, and master volume and tone controls. The three colours on offer are all gloss polyester finishes, with a white pickguard and nickel/chrome hardware. All of these models have a natural finish on the rear and sides of the guitar, which looks really good.
The Quilted Maple edition on the other hand has a 5 mm fancy quilt maple top on an ash body, a 5A flamed maple neck and a nitrocellulose lacquer vintage natural finish, plus gold hardware and a tortoiseshell pickguard. It also has a pair of Fender Custom Shop Twisted Tele Single-Coil pickups, so a few upgrades over the regular version.
Hopefully, some of these will escape Japan and make their way into Europe and the USA, as I think they look really sweet. Let us know what you think of these new models in the comments section below.
More Fender Japan Information
- F-Hole Thinline Standard editions
- F-Hole Thinline Quilted Maple edition
- Fender Japan Instagram
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- Fender Limited Collection F-Hole Telecaster Thinline Mystic Ice Blue: Fender
- Fender Limited Collection F-Hole Telecaster Thinline Penny: Fender
- Fender Limited Collection F-Hole Telecaster Thinline Artic Pearl: Fender
- Fender Limited Collection F-Hole Telecaster Thinline rear: Fender
- Fender Limited Collection F-Hole Telecaster Thinline Quilted Maple: Fender
- Fender Limited Collection F-Hole Telecaster Thinline Quilted Maple rear: Fender