Whitstable Guitars

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

2004-2005 Fender Japan TL-52 US Telecaster Ash VNT & new Hard Case



Here's a nice '52 reissue from Fender Japan in a classic vintage natural finish & this one has the benefit of factory fitted USA Fender pickups making it quite a bit more desirable than the standard '52RI . The guitar is in excellent condition for almost 20 years old although I had to repair a couple of dents and an area of missing lacquer on the fretboard (see photo gallery) The guitar is also all original.

The guitar plays really nicely and the USA pickups take it to another level. True '52 reissues have slotted brass screws & brass barrels on the bridge. It would be an easy job to upgrade this & I believe Fender make a kit for it.



Manufacturer: Fender

Series: Fender Japan

Design: Telecaster

Body: Ash

Neck: Maple

Neck Construction: Bolt-on

Neck Profile: Modern 'C'

Fretboard: Maple

Scale in mm: 648

Fretboard Radius in inches: 7.25

Number of Frets: 21

Fret Format: Vintage

Fretboard Inlays: Dot

Nut type: Bone

Nut width in mm: 41

Pickup: S/S

Weight: 3.45kg

Manufacturer pickups: Fender

Neck Pickup: Fender USA single coil

Bridge Pickup: Fender USA Single Coil

Switch: 3-Way

Control: Vol, Tone

Bridge: 3-Saddle String-Thru-Body Tele

Tuners: Vintage-Style

Country of Origin: Japan

Finish: High-Gloss

Colour: Vintage Natural.

Number of Strings: 6

Weight: 3.50kg

Case included: Thomann Black rectangular 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 £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

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