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1997-2000 Fender Japan TN-70 MAHO Telecaster Thinline (USA Van Zandt Pickups) & New Hard Case

£769.00 + shipping






This 1997-2000 guitar is a bit of a classic from Fender Japan. It's a chambered, semi hollow body is made from Mahogany and the neck is Maple with a Maple fretboard. At 3.29kg,  it's nice and lightweight .  It also features the 70's Logo on the headstock. 

The guitar is all original apart from the pickups which have been upgraded to a set of USA Van Zandt pickups which sound great and are very highly rated

The condition of the guitar is good for the year with a straight neck & no indents on the frets which have plenty of life left in them. There are some chips around the guitar & some tiny dents and minor scratches. I also noticed some lacquer cracking around the pickguard screws  in the region of the input socket. Unfortunately too faint to be picked up on my camera. They aren't structural. They may have been caused by over tightening of pickguard screws or maybe the guitar took a slight knock in the area of the pickguard so a dent wouldn't show but the lacquer was cracked.

This isn't a guitar that comes up for sale very often and an internet search revealed some Custom shop models for around £5,000 & the only Japanese one having recently sold for £1,100.00 making this one a very good price. The guitar is a joy to play.




Manufacturer: Fender

Series: Fender Japan

Design: Telecaster

Body: Mahogany

Neck: Maple

Neck Construction: Bolt-on

Neck Profile: 'U'

Fretboard: Maple

Scale in mm: 648

Fretboard Radius in Inches: 7.25

Number of Frets: 21

Fret Format: Vintage

Fretboard Inlays: Black Dot

Nut type: Bone

Nut width in mm: 41

Pickup: SS

Weight: 3.29kg

Manufacturer pickups: Fender

Neck Pickup: USA Van Zandt Single Coil

Bridge Pickup: USA Van Zandt 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: Natural Mahogany

Pickguard: White Pearl

Number of Strings: 6

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. If you are collecting, I'm happy to knock off the price of the case (About £50) & 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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