Whitstable Guitars

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

1997/8 Fender Japan Telecaster 

TL62B-75TX 3TS & new hard case

Offers over £600


This 62 Custom Telecaster from Fender Japan with its double bound body is one of those guitars that you would describe as a "players guitar". Like a lot of guitars I import, it has factory fitted US Texas Special pickups & you can't easily get in the UK unless you import it

When the guitar came in, it was covered in bangs, chips & scratches. The worst of these has been removed but if you look at the gallery photographs you will note the last few photos show the condition when it arrived. Other parts replaced are the high"E" tuner, the 3 way switch which is now a USA Grigsby. 

The guitar was also found to have had a replacement neck. The body has a serial number on the bridge which dates it to 1997-2000 but the neck has a serial number on the heel dating it to around 2004/5. I wasn't altogether happy with the condition of the frets & I have now had the guitar refretted plus I have upgraded the saddles to brass compensated ones and replaced the pots with CTS ones

The guitar now plays really well & the pickups sound amazing. At the moment this is my gigging guitar but I am always open to offers if you want to buy it. Having said this, those offers would need to be over the £600 mark to make it worthwhile selling. This truly is a "players guitar"  but it may suit some people to be like that. If you are interested, just message me


Manufacture 1997/8 Japan

Body: Basswood

Neck: Aged Maple with Rosewood Fretboard (bolt on) 

(Now fully refretted by Crockett Guitars)

Profile: Modern "C" 

Weight: 3.54 kg (7lb 6oz)

Scale Length 25.5"

Width at nut 42mm

At 12th Fret 52mm

Pickups: USA Fender Texas Special cloth wired pickups

Hardwear: Chrome

Tuners: Enclosed Klusons

Bridge: Vintage 3 saddle ashtray style (Upgraded with brass compensated saddles)

3 way Switch  (Grigsby upgrade)

Master Tone & Master Volume (CTS pots upgrade)

Pickguard: White 3 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 black one. I do have a tweed option but 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

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