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



This 62 Custom Telecaster from Fender Japan with its double bound body is in really good condition & has only had very light use. 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 just had a couple of minor dents on the top edge which have now been repaired & can't be seen. There is a small scratch on the top edge which I have shown in the photographs but that really is about it. All in all an excellent guitar. A plain black case is included with this guitar but for an extra £10 I can upgrade this to a 50's style tweed hard case 

The guitar has no noticeable fret wear and has been restrung with Pyramid 10-46 gauge strings. Pyramid strings are made in Germany and are really good. I am using them on my gigging guitars

You'll notice that there are a couple photos showing the guitar with a black pickguard. This is a new pickguard I had in stock & the holes are a match (not always the case) I like the sunburst body with a black pickguard & am happy to include this free of charge if you would like to change it over. Just let me know when you purchase. If you don't want it, no problem. The other thing I noticed on this guitar is that the serial number is stamped on the bridge plate. I've seen this on similar aged Jerry Donahue Telecasters.


Manufacture 1997/8 Japan

Body: Basswood

Neck: Aged Maple with Rosewood Fretboard (bolt on)

Profile: Modern "C" 

Weight: 3.54 kg (7lb 6oz)

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: White 3 ply or 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 as usually they come with Japanese pickups & no hardcase. I found a few '62 Customs but they were priced at nearly £900! 

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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