Whitstable Guitars

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

1993-1994 Fender Japan TL72-58 Telecaster Natural & new Hard Case



This Fender Japan Telecaster is a 70's reissue made between 1993 & 1994 at the Fujigen factory. It's in very good used condition and is Identical to a 1978 USA Telecaster I used to own. The Fender Japan reissues are always really good. If you look at the last photo in the gallery, there's a photo of the USA one I had, This guitar has a lovely two piece Ash body & a one piece Maple neck

Condition: Overall very good but when it came in, it had a nasty bash on the upper bout which had gone right through the lacquer. Being a natural finish I was able to get a good repair on it. In the gallery there are "before" and then "after" photos. There is some loss of lacquer in places from the fingerboard but this is to be expected with the age of the instrument. There are a few other small nicks and a little bucklerash but all of this is consistent with age and the guitar looks really good.  The guitar has been well cared for & looks and plays very well. The frets are little worn with no indents

This is an ideal guitar who wants something Japanese with a bit of history. The guitar is getting on for 30 years old & it's great :)


Body Finish: Polyurethane  Natural

Body Material: Ash (two piece)

Body Shape: Telecaster®

Weight: 3.48kg (7lb 11oz)

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 B/W/B

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 72 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