Whitstable Guitars

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

2014 Fender Japan ST-71 Ash Natural

with new Hard Case


This guitar has now sold


Fender Japan make some lovely reissues & this is one of my favourites. Having grown up in the 1970's I can still remember drooling over the large headstock, bullet trussrod Stratocasters you would see every Thursday on Top of the Pops! Natural was my favourite finish & the grain of the Sen Ash on these guitars is fantastic! This guitar would have had a white/black/white 3 ply pickguard from new but this has been replaced with this rather fetching Tortoiseshell one. I think it's an improvement but if you don't agree, I can source & fit a white one for  an extra £15. This guitar is a reissue of the 1971 Stratocaster & as far as I am aware, unavailable in the UK unless you import it

This guitar had a few little dents but these have all now been filled smoothed & polished. There are a couple on the bottom edge that you can see on the gallery photographs but these are now completely smooth to the touch. There was another on the back of the neck but once again this has been filled, smoothed & polished. Nothing worse than feeling a dent in the back of the neck when you are playing! This guitar also had some tarnishing to the pickguard & pickup screws so I have replaced them. I will supply the originals but please remind me. I forgot to photograph it but I can confirm that there were no extra holes made for the replacement pickguard. It's annoying when removing a replacement pickguard & finding a mess of holes underneath

This guitar plays as good as it looks. The neck is straight & the action is nice and low. Unlike some reissues, this particular model came with Japanese Fender pickups but they sound as "Stratty" as they should. All in all this is a very nice guitar


Manufacture 2014 Japan

Body: Sen Ash

Colour: Natural. Polyurethane Lacquer

Neck:  Maple with Maple fret board (bolt on)lacquered finish

Profile: Modern Oval type

Weight: 3.6 kg

Scale Length 25.5"

324mm Radius

Width at nut 41mm

At 12th Fret 51mm

Pickups: Fender Japan Pickups

Hardwear: Chrome

Tuners: Schaller F key

Bridge: Vintage Tremolo. Diecast block

5 way Switch

Volume & 2 x Tone

Pickguard: Tortoiseshell 3 ply

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. I do have a tweed option and these are a little dearer (extra £10). 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 nice 70's reissue from Fender Japan. This model is very difficult to find here in the UK. 

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