Fender Japan debuts limited-edition Thinline Telecaster models with literal 'F'-holes

Fender Japan Thinline Telecasters
(Image credit: Fender Japan)

Forget what you think you know about the phrase “hot streak”, because Fender Japan’s dizzying, definition-changing electric guitar-producing efforts this year have been nothing short of exceptional.

Miyavi’s Telecaster, Kenji Hino’s Jazz Bass, Daiki Tsuneta’s Swinger, Hama Okamoto’s Katana and Heather Brown’s Esquire have been the brand’s standout releases so far this year, and offered up a catalog of quirky aesthetics and unorthodox specs.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.