Whitstable Guitars

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

2015 Fender Japan Exclusive Classic 50’s Telecaster VNT

with new Hard Case




Every so often a guitar comes in which is just that little bit better than the usual ones. Fender Japan make great guitars (some even say they are better than those from over the pond!) anyway but this example of a 50's classic has wonderful figuring in the grain of the Ash body and some lovely flaming on the Maple neck. Please check out the gallery photos on this one. It's a peach!!

This excellent 50's style Telecaster from Fender Japan is from their "Exclusive Classic" range. It's pretty much a '52 reissue without the brass slotted screws & brass saddles but these could be easily changed for a few pounds. Personally I don't think I would want to. The bodies on these guitars are Ash and they look and play really nicely as you would expect. 50's Tele's are always really popular on my website so I always like to have a few in stock

This particular guitar is around 3 years old & is mint. Not a mark, scratch, dent or blemish could I find anywhere on it. It's hard to find these guitars outside of Japan. I did find one being sold from Japan at a price around $1020.00 inc shipping. That's about £775 but it doesn't include VAT & import duty (Appx 25%) & it only comes in a gig bag. That would mean the price is actually around £1050! Quite a bit more than this guitar. 

The guitar looks great & the build quality is as you would expect. What more can I say.

Please check out the photos in the gallery 

Here are some specifications that I managed to find

Fender Japan Exclusive Series / Classic 50s Tele Special, Vintage Natural


Model Name:Classic 50s Tele, Maple Fingerboard
Model Number:5261204900
Series:Japan Exclusive
Colour:Vintage Natural


Body Shape:Telecaster
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish:Polyurethane


Neck Material:1-Piece Maple
Neck Shape:Slim "C"
Scale Length:25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius:7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets:21
Fret Size:Vintage-Style
String Nut:Synthetic Bone
Nut Width:1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate:4-Bolt
Neck Finish:Polyurethane
Position Inlays:Black Dot


Bridge Pickup:Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele
Neck Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil “lipstick” Tele
Controls:Master Volume, Master Tone
Pickup Switching:3-Position Toggle: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration:SS


Bridge:6-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with smooth Steel Saddles
Tuning Machines:Gotoh Kluson Style
Pickguard:1-Ply Black
Control Knobs:Knurled Dome
Switch Tips:Black

Thomann Rectangular Hard Case (Black)

Hard Case:

As stated many times, due to courier damage, all my guitars are shipped in hard cases (usually new) this one being a plain black one. I do have a tweed option and these are a little dearer (extra £10). 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

So to sum up, a superb Fender Japan 50's style Telecaster . This model is near impossible to find here in the UK. 

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