Whitstable Guitars

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

2018 Fender Japan FSR Hybrid 60s Telecaster 3 Tone Sunburst & new Hard Case




This 2018 guitar is a modified & upgraded Hybrid Telecaster from Fender Japan. The Hybrid series are what Fender call an FSR or "Factory Short Run" range. I recently had a Jazzmaster Hybrid which was also fab. Essentially they are a 60s style instrument but with some modern tweaks. On the Telecasters, they include Fender USA Vintage pickups, a flatter 250mm (9.84") fretboard radius, satin finish to the back of the neck, a modern jack input socket, locking tuners and brass barrel saddles. 

However on this instrument, the previous owner clearly liked some of these changes but not all so this guitar has had all the pickups & electrics upgraded as follows: Fender USA "Pure Vintage '64" Telecaster pickups, 3 way Oak Grigsby Switch, CTS pots & a Fender "pure vintage" wax paper capacitor.  Also changed are the tuners which have been reverted to standard GOTOH Kluson style (I'm not a fan of the locking ones either!) and the brass barrels have been switched to steel ones. Lastly, the pickguard had been removed and the holes filled (see pic)  These mods have all been professionally carried out to a high standard and the guitar is much improved for it. As you can see, I have also replaced the pickguard & the gallery also shows details of all the other upgrades

The condition of the guitar is excellent. There are a few playing marks around the guitar & some tiny dents and minor scratches. The frets have no visible wear & the guitar is a joy to play.


Body Finish Polyester

Body Material Alder

Body Shape Telecaster®

Bridge Pickup American Pure Vintage '64 Telecaster (6.0k)

Bridge 3-Saddle American Vintage Strings-Through-Body Tele with Steel Saddles

Colour 3 tone sunburst

Configuration SS

Control Knobs Knurled Flat-Top

Controls Volume, Tone

Fingerboard Material Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius 250 mm

Fret Size Medium Jumbo

Hardwear Finish Chrome

Neck Finish Satin Polyurethane

Neck Material Maple

Neck Pickup American Pure Vintage '64 Telecaster (7.4k)

Neck Plate 4-Bolt

Neck Shape "U" Shape

Number of Frets 21

Nut Material Bone

Nut Width 1.675" (42.5 mm)

Orientation Right-Hand

Pickguard 3-Ply aged white

Position Inlays White Dots

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

CTS Pots & Fender pure vintage wax paper capacitor

Tuning Machines: MHG SD-91

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 Japan FSR Hybrid Telecaster with some fabulous upgrades 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