Whitstable Guitars

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

2016 Fender Japan Exclusive Classic 70’s Telecaster Thinline Black

with new Hard Case



What a stunning guitar this is. The "Exclusive Classic" range that Fender Japan have brought out the last couple of years are superb with the usual attention to detail that you would expect from Fender Japan. With it's semi hollow Ash body & Maple neck the guitar boasts a pair of Fender Dragster pickups which give the guitar a true 70's look & it sounds great too!

This particular guitar is mint. Not a mark, scratch, dent or blemish could I find anywhere on it. It's hard to find these guitars outside of Japan. I did find one being sold from Japan at a price of $1312.00 inc shipping. That's about £950 but it doesn't include VAT & import duty (Appx 25%) & it only comes in a gig bag. That would mean the price is actually around £1200! Quite a bit more than this guitar. There is a Fender "Modern Player" Chinese version of this with P90 pickups at around £750 but it wouldn't be for me

The guitar looks great & the build quality is as you would expect. What more can I say.

Please check out the photos in the gallery 


Manufacture 2016 Japan 


Body Shape: Telecaster®

Body Material: Ash

Body Finish: Polyester


Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple

Neck Shape: Slim "C"

Scale Length: 25.25" (642 mm)

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)

Number of Frets: 21

Fret Size: Vintage-Style String

Nut: Synthetic Bone

Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)

Neck Plate: 3-Bolt "F" Stamped with Micro-Tilt™;

Neck Finish: Polyester

Fingerboard: Maple

Position Inlays: Black Dot

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. I do have a tweed option and these are a little dearer (extra £10). 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 superb Fender Thinline from Fender Japan. This model is near impossible 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