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2015 Fender Japan Exclusive Classic 70s Telecaster Thinline Vintage Natural & New Hard Case

£819.00 + shipping






This 2015 guitar is from Fender Japan's "Exclusive Classic" range which would have replaced the previous TL-72 Thinline HH but in fact, it's exactly the same.


With its Ash semi hollow body & Maple neck & fretboard, this lightweight Telecaster tips the scales at just 3.25 kg making it the lightest guitar on the website. It's fitted with a couple of Fender Japan Dragster Logo'd Humbucker pickups and it plays & sounds great. 


It's a reissue of the 1972 Thinline. The condition of the guitar is very good although some dents in the lower frets necessitated a fret level & polish. This was carried out by excellent Kent luthier Andy Crockett & the result is shown in the photo gallery. There were also some dents on the guitar when it came in which have been filled smoothed and polished. I have photographed these after repair and these are shown in the photo gallery. The dents are drop filled then smoothed & polished. There are also small lacquer cracks at the neck joint (see gallery pics). Other than this, the guitar is in lovely condition. With a full fret dress, it is a joy to play.


Body Finish Polyester

Body Material Ash

Body Shape Thinline Telecaster®

Bridge Pickup: Fender Japan TN Dragster Humbucking (11.9k)

Bridge 6-Saddle Strings-Through-Body Tele with Chrome Saddles

Colour Natural

Weight 3.25kg

Configuration HH

Control Knobs Knurled Flat-Top

Controls Volume, Tone

Fingerboard Material Maple

Fingerboard Radius 7.25" (184mm)

Fret Size Medium Jumbo

Hardwear Finish Chrome

Neck Finish Gloss Polyurethane

Neck Material Maple

Neck Pickup Fender Japan TN Dragster Humbucking (11.9k)

Neck Plate 3-Bolt with Micro-Tilt

Neck Shape Modern "C" Shape

Number of Frets 21

Nut Material Bone

Nut Width 1.675" (42.5 mm)

Orientation Right-Hand

Pickguard 3-Ply white pearl

Position Inlays White Dots

Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Neck Pickups (In Parallel), Position 3. Neck Pickup

Tuning Machines: Fender Japan Kluson style with chrome buttons

Gear4music 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.  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 quickly and safely using the PayPal "buy now" button and I will ship to most UK addresses the next working day. Highlands and Islands can be slightly dearer but I'll keep the cost as low as I can.

I can accept credit card payments by phone and will also offer a small discount to purchasers using bank transfer payments.

Overseas customers are very welcome but please email me first for shipping quotes.

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