Whitstable Guitars

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

1985-1986 Fender Japan CTL-50M Telecaster Natural



A solid Ash body on this 1985/6 "C" Series guitar from Fender Japan in superb condition.

This "C" series Fender Telecaster is in fabulous condition bearing in mind that it was built just a year after the famous JV guitars were produced at Fujigen, Japan. Built to the same high standard it would appear to have been little used. It was in the condition you see it when it arrived from Japan. I can only assume that it's been sitting in case or hanging on a wall for most of its life. I am guessing that CTL stands for contemporary telecaster as this is a copy of a USA 70's-80's Telecaster. Cosmetically it is excellent with no modifications and no bashes, dings or scratches that I can find. Please check out the photos in the gallery.

The bodies on these guitars are made of Sen Ash. Normally quite light, this guitar weighs in at 3.57kg. It's solidly made, plays well & has great frets with no indents. All in all a very very nice Telecaster. One last interesting point is the small sticker on the back of the headstock with "50" on. That would have been the price when sold new in "000" of Yen. That's about £350


Manufacture: "C" series 1985-1986 Japan

Body: Solid Ash

Neck:  Maple with Maple Fretboard (bolt on)

Profile: Modern "C"

Weight: 3.57 kg 

Scale Length 25.5"

Width at nut 42mm

At 12th Fret 52mm

Pickups: Fender Japan Alnico Pickups

Hardwear: Chrome

Tuners: Enclosed GOTOH tuners

Bridge: Vintage 3 saddle ashtray style with chrome barrel saddles

3 way Switch

Master Tone & Master Volume

Pickguard: Black 3 ply

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 which is included in the price. 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