Whitstable Guitars

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

1997/2000 Fender Japan Telecaster 

TL-71 Reissue L/H Ash Blonde with new Hard Case



A rare "lefty" model of this reissue of an early 70's Fender Telecaster

For a 20 year old guitar this instrument has been little used & is in really nice original condition. The solid Ash body finish is a translucent blonde which really shows the grain through. When the guitar came in there were a few surface scratches & one chip on the back edge. The chip has been touched in (see gallery photo) with a pale grey as the original colour was unavailable. Most of the scratches have also been removed.

As always Fender Japan have made a really good reissue of the TL-71. Please have a look at the gallery photos where you will also find a page from the Fender Japan catalogue showing this model for accurate spec.


Manufacture 1997-2000 Japan

Body: Solid Ash

Neck:  Maple with Maple Fretboard (bolt on)

Profile: Modern Oval type

Weight: 3.6 kg (7lb 6oz)

Scale Length 25.5"

Width at nut 41mm

At 12th Fret 51mm

Pickups: Fender Japan Alnico Pickups

Hardwear: Chrome

Tuners: "F" Stamped Fender Enclosed

Bridge: Vintage 3 saddle ashtray style with steel saddles

3 way Switch

Master Tone & Master Volume

Pickguard: White 3 ply

New Thomann 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. 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. 

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 

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