Whitstable Guitars

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

2013 Fender Japan TL-71 AYS Telecaster "Ayous" Special Edition & New Hard Case



Made in 2013, this 1971 Reissue Telecaster is in great condition. If you're looking for a lightweight Telecaster, then this could very well be the one for you. It's a special edition and made from a wood called "Ayous"  "Wawa" or "African Whitewood". Similar to Ash, it is lighter and gives a bright crisp sound. Ayous is quite scarce & not normally used in guitar building. The total weight of this guitar is 3.17kg (6lbs 15.8oz) which compares to a similar Ash bodied Telecaster which weighs 3.71kg (8lb 2oz) The guitar body is made up from just 2 pieces (see photos)

When I checked this guitar all over I found 2 or 3 small dents around the edges of the guitar & some scratches on the pickguard. That was about it. The guitar has been well cared for & looks and plays very well. The frets are little worn with no indents

I had a look online & I found a few other examples from around 2013. There doesn't seem to have been very many around


Body Finish: Polyurethane  Natural

Body Material: Ayous or "African Whitewood"

Body Shape: Telecaster®

Bridge Pickup: Fender Japan Alnico Single Coil

Bridge: 3-Saddle Vintage-Style Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Barrel Saddles

Colour: Natural

Configuration: SS

Control Knobs: Knurled Flat Topped

Controls: Volume, Tone

Fingerboard Material: Maple

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)

Fret Size: Vintage-Style

Hardware Finish: Chrome

Middle Pickup:

Neck Finish: Polyurethane

Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple

Neck Pickup: Fender Japan Alnico Single Coil

Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Neck Shape: "Slim C"

Number of Frets: 21

Nut Material: Synthetic Bone

Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)

Orientation: Right-Hand

Pickguard: 3-Ply White

Position Inlays: Black Dot

Switching: 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups, Position 3. Neck Pickup

Tuning Machines: Gotoh® Cast/Sealed

Thomann 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

So to sum up, a superb Fender 71 Reissue Special Edition Telecaster from Fender Japan. This model 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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