Whitstable Guitars

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

2004/6 Fender Japan Telecaster TL52-80SPL

Vintage Natural with new Hard Case




What a great find this was! This quite rare & impossible to find in the UK guitar is a special edition model from Fender Japan and came out around 10 years ago. It's basically a '52 reissue with an Ash body and Maple neck & with a 7.25 fretboard radius but Fender have put one of their Dragster humbuckers at the neck position and a vintage pickup at the bridge. They've also changed the bridge from the 3 saddle kind to a more modern 6 saddle chrome style for more accurate intonation and a set of modern enclosed GOTOH tuners. What you end up with is fantastic rhythm machine but with a nice beefy humbucker to replace the lipstick pickup usually found at the neck. It's lovely to play and is in near perfect condition. The only slight dent I found was on the lower edge and has now been repaired as shown in the picture gallery. There is no fretwear & the guitar looks and sounds fab! The last picture in the gallery is taken from the Fender Japan website showing the full spec


Manufacture 2010 Japan

Body: Ash

Colour: Vintage Natural Polyurethane Lacquer

Neck:  Maple with Maple fret board (bolt on) Polyurethane Lacquer finish

Profile: Modern "C"

Weight: 3.55kg

Scale Length 25.5"

Fretboard Radius 7.25"

Width at nut 42mm

At 12th Fret 52mm

Pickups: Fender  Dragster Humbucker (neck) and  Fender Vintage Alnico Pickup (bridge)

Hardwear: Chrome

Tuners: Enclosed GOTOH

Bridge: Through body 6 saddle style chrome bridge & saddles

3 way Switch

Master Tone & Master Volume

Pickguard: White 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 plain black one. I do have a tweed option and these are a little dearer(+£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 nicely aged guitar from Fender Japan. This model is pretty much 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