Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

Bacchus BTL-62R Telecaster 3TS

& new hard case



Bacchus guitars are fabulous. They are mainly built at the Deviser plant in Japan & to a very high standard. They come in various series. Top of the range are the "Handmade Series" & then the next level down are the "Craft Series" of which this gorgeous Telecaster is one. It has been my main gigging guitar for almost a year now & has been brilliant. Unfortunately, I imported another Telecaster from Japan which has been found to have a replacement neck. This will make it difficult to sell. Needs must so I will be playing that and therefore this Bacchus is now up for sale.

The overall condition of the guitar is excellent. It is used & does have a few very minor marks around the body but these are too small to photograph. I also replaced the white pickguard when I bought it with this 3 ply black one and upgraded the saddles to brass compensated ones. I still have the originals. These will be included in the sale (but please remind me when you buy it)

The guitar has no noticeable fret wear and has been restrung with Pyramid 10-46 gauge strings. Pyramid strings are made in Germany and are really good. I am using them on my gigging guitars

Bacchus produce their own high quality Momose pickups for their instruments. These are easily as good as Fender or SD so I left them in. You'll note they have cloth covered heavy duty wiring like Fender USA ones.

It's really hard to determine the age of Bacchus guitars & I have tried emailing the company to age the guitar but without success. I do however, believe this guitar to be around 2008 manufacture 


Manufacture  2008 Japan (approx)

Body: Alder (2 piece)

Neck: Maple with Rosewood Fretboard (bolt on)

Profile: Modern "C" 

Weight: 3.54 kg (7lb 6oz)

Scale Length 25.5"

Width at nut 42mm

At 12th Fret 52mm


Momose Custom Craft Guitars VT-1 pickups (Alnico V magnets).

Hardwear: Chrome

Tuners: Enclosed Klusons

Bridge: Vintage 3 saddle ashtray style with brass saddles

3 way Switch

Master Tone & Master Volume

Pickguard: White 3 ply & Black 3 ply

Hard Case:

As stated many times, due to courier damage, all my guitars are shipped in hard cases (usually new) this one being a tweed one. I do have a plain black option and these are a little cheaper. If you prefer that, please email me for details. If you are collecting, I'm happy to knock off the price of the case (About £30) & I may even have an old gig bag you can have to take it away in

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.

Or, you can buy easily and safely using the Paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping