Whitstable Guitars

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

2015 Fender Japan Exclusive Classic 70s Telecaster Thinline Vintage Natural & New Hard Case



This 2015 guitar is from Fender Japan's "Exclusive Classic" range which would have replaced the previous TL-72 Thinline HH but in fact, it's exactly the same

With its Ash semi hollow body & Maple neck & fretboard, this lightweight Telecaster tips the scales at just 3.25 kg making it the lightest guitar on the website. It's fitted with a couple of Fender Japan Dragster Logo'd Humbucker pickups and it plays & sounds great. 

It's a reissue of the 1972 Thinline. The condition of the guitar is very good although some dents in the lower frets necessitated a fret level & polish. This was carried out by excellent Kent luthier Andy Crockett & the result is shown in the photo gallery. There were also some dents on the guitar when it came in which have been filled smoothed and polished. I have photographed these after repair and these are shown in the photo gallery. The dents are drop filled then smoothed & polished. There are also small lacquer cracks at the neck joint (see gallery pics). Other than this, the guitar is in lovely condition. With a full fret dress, it is a joy to play.


Body Finish Polyester
Body Material Ash
Body Shape Thinline Telecaster®
Bridge Pickup: Fender Japan TN Dragster Humbucking (11.9k)
Bridge 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Saddles
Colour Natural
Weight 3.25kg
Configuration HH
Control Knobs Knurled Flat-Top
Controls Volume, Tone
Fingerboard Material Maple
Fingerboard Radius 7.25" (184mm)
Fret Size Medium Jumbo
Hardwear Finish Chrome
Neck Finish Gloss Polyurethane
Neck Material Maple
Neck Pickup Fender Japan TN Dragster Humbucking (11.9k)
Neck Plate 3-Bolt with Micro-Tilt
Neck Shape Modern "C" Shape
Number of Frets 21
Nut Material Bone
Nut Width 1.675" (42.5 mm)
Orientation Right-Hand
Pickguard 3-Ply white pearl
Position Inlays White Dots
Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (In Parallel), Position 3. Neck Pickup
Tuning Machines: Fender Japan Kluson style with chrome buttons
Gear4music Black rectangular hard case included

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 (extra £12). 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