Whitstable Guitars

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

2015 Fender Japan Classic 60's Telecaster US Pickups Black & new hard case



This Telecaster is one of Fender Japan's "Classic" range which replaced the model "TL-62US" although effectively the same. Built to a high spec, this guitar has an Alder body, Maple neck and Rosewood fingerboard. The guitar also has the huge benefit of a set of USA Fender Vintage cloth wired pickups. Only made for a couple of years, these are a bit tricky to find. This one is in a classic gloss black

Overall, this guitar is in excellent condition but quite obviously has a bright red pickguard which gives it a "Wilko Johnson" look. The original white 3 ply pickguard has actually been sprayed with red paint. It looks nice but I fear that the paint may wear off eventually. I have quite a few 8 hole Telecaster pickguards. Fender Japan instruments are notoriously difficult to get accurate pickguards for as one or two of the holes are always in slightly the wrong place. With this in mind, I have included several photos in the gallery showing the different pickguards I have laid over the red one. If there's one you prefer, I'll happily swap it over but I might have to make one or two holes to do this. We can discuss if you are interested.  The guitar has no visible fretwear & is otherwise original. The guitar plays & sounds fabulous as you would expect. To sum up, a lovely classic 60's Telecaster beautifully made in Japan & at a great price

Fender Japan Exclusive Classic 60's Telecaster


Body Material Solid Alder Body

Finish Black Gloss Polyester

Body Shape Telecaster®

Weight 3.48 kg


Neck Material Maple

Neck Finish Polyester

Neck Shape Slim "C" Shape

Scale Length 25.5 "(648 mm)

Fingerboard Material Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius 7.25 "(184.1 mm)

Number of Frets twenty one

Fret Size Vintage Style

Nut Material Bone

Nut Width 1.650 "(42 mm)

Position Inlays White Dots


Bridge pickup: Fender USA Vintage 

Neck Pickup:    Fender USA Vintage 

Controls Master Volume, Master Tone. 

Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup. Pickup Configuration SS


Bridge 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Ashtray

Hardware Finish Chrome 

Tuning Machines: Fender Japan Kluson

Pickguard 3-Ply White (painted red)

Control Knobs Vintage Chrome Knurled flat top

Switch Tip Vintage black

Neck Plate 4-Bolt Chrome

Comes with Gear4Music Black Hard Case

Hard Case

As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a new black hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. This case can be upgraded to a very nice tweed one but these are an additional £12 each at present. Please contact me before purchasing if you would like this. Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £30 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that i won't ship a guitar in a gigbag

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