Whitstable Guitars

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

2004/6 Fender Japan Telecaster 

TL52-88 TX VNT & new Tweed Hard Case




An Ash body, aged neck & factory fitted US Texas Special pickups on this superb Telecaster

This is the third '52 reissue with Texas specials i have imported & they have all been great. Fender Japan do a really good job of recreating an accurate replica of an early 50's Tele right down to using all slotted screws. Great attention to detail, this guitar is lightweight & looks and sounds fantastic. A plain black case didn't do it justice so I have included a 50's style tweed hard case with this guitar

Another beauty from Fender Japan, this '52 reissue Telecaster will surely not be around for long. Finished in vintage natural, the guitar is in great condition. There are a few minor marks & nicks around the edges and some playing marks on the pickguard but that is about it. The factory fitted cloth wired USA pickups are a fabulous feature


Manufacture 2004/6 Japan

Body: Solid Ash

Neck: Aged Maple with maple Fretboard (bolt on)

Profile: Modern "C"

Weight: 3.46 kg (7lb 5oz)

Scale Length 25.5"

Width at nut 42mm

At 12th Fret 52mm

Pickups: USA Fender cloth wired pickups

Hardwear: Chrome

Tuners: Enclosed Klusons

Bridge: Vintage 3 saddle ashtray style with brass saddles

3 way Switch

Master Tone & Master Volume

Pickguard: Black single 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

So to sum up, a nicely aged guitar from Fender Japan. This model is very difficult to find here in the UK and usually they come with Japanese pickups & no hardcase. I found a few '62 Customs but they were priced at nearly £900! A USA 52 Reissue is around £1400 !

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