Whitstable Guitars

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

2002/4 Fender Japan TD74 Telecaster Deluxe Ltd Walnut

with new Hard Case



The saying "as rare as hen's teeth" probably applies to this guitar & that's in Japan! I couldn't find another in this "Walnut stain" finish anywhere in the world. When my buyer in Japan found it, he said it was the first one he had seen. In addition to this, this guitar has no blemishes and has barely been used. When it came in, I thought that the chrome on the pickups had dulled & would probably need cleaning. They looked scratched too. Upon closer inspection, it was because the cellophane covers had never been removed. This guitar really is in showroom condition. It's a beauty!

The guitar is a limited edition of the Telecaster Deluxe. A stained Ash body & Maple neck & fretboard together with a pair of Dragster humbucker pickups make a great combination. This model differs very slightly from the original USA model in the the fretboard radius is 7.25 & not 9.25 & the frets are the standard size & not Jumbo as used on the USA model

To answer a couple of questions I have had. I believe the pickups are Japanese Dragster Humbuckers &  not "wide range" pickups. They give a reading of 11.7k on my meter if that helps anyone. There are no markings on the pickups other than a faint circle. Please see the photos

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 


Manufacture 2002/4 Japan 


Body Shape: Telecaster®

Body Material: Ash

Body Finish: Polyester


Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple

Neck Shape: Slim "C"

Scale Length: 25.25" (642 mm)

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (189 mm)

Number of Frets: 21

Nut: Synthetic Bone

Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)

Neck Plate: 3-Bolt "F" Stamped with Micro-Tilt™;

Neck Finish: Polyester

Fingerboard: Maple

Position Inlays: Black Dot

Hard Case: Thomann

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 Thinline from Fender Japan. 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