Whitstable Guitars

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

2002-2004 Fender Japan TL-62B TX Telecaster Custom Translucent Blue  & New Hard Case



This is the first Tele Custom I have come across in a translucent blue. It looks really cool & with the addition of US factory fitted Texas Special Pickups, it sounds fantastic too! I noted that the frets have been dressed & the nut replaced. It plays really well. With it's double bound Alder body, Maple neck & Rosewood fretboard, the TL-62B has long been a  favourite with not just Tele players but pretty much all guitarists!

The guitar is in good used condition & has a few cosmetic issues which are highlighted in the gallery. Personally I think that this adds character to the guitar. It has definitely been used but not abused. It plays really well & I noticed that brass compensated saddles had been added to the bridge to improve intonation. The originals would have been threaded chrome steel barrel type

Specifications from Fender:


Body Finish: Polyester

Body Material: Alder

Body Shape: Telecaster

Color: Translucent Blue


Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)

Fret Size: Vintage-Style

Neck Finish: Polyester

Neck Material: Maple

Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Neck Shape: "U" Shape

Number of Frets: 21

Nut Material: Bone (Replaced)

Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)

Electronics & Hardware

Bridge Pickup: Fender USA Texas Special  Single-Coil Tele

Neck Pickup: Fender USA Texas Special Single-Coil Tele

Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with compensated brass Saddles (replacement)

Configuration: SS

Control Knobs: Knurled Flat-Top

Controls: Volume, Tone

Hardwear Finish: Chrome

Switching: 3-Position

Tuning Machines: Chrome Die-Cast

Other Specs

Orientation: Right-Hand

Pickguard: White/Black/White 3 ply

Position Inlays: White Dots

Case: New Thomann 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

So to sum up, a great TL-62B Telecaster Custom  guitar from Fender Japan. This finish is near impossible to find here in the UK unless you import it.

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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