Whitstable Guitars

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

2002/4 Fender Japan ST62-58 US Stratocaster 

Torino Red with new Hard Case



This was a really great find by my Japanese buyer. This is a 1962 reissue Stratocaster in an unusual Torino red with factory fitted USA vintage pickups. What makes this guitar remarkable is that despite being 15 years old, the guitar has almost never been played. The paper sticker on the pickguard indicating the USA pickups is still intact and it just has a few light marks on the pickguard. All in all an excellent stratocaster with the added bonus of a great set of pickups. I also found a current Fender Japan catalogue showing the spec.


Model Name: Fender Japan ST62-58US

Colour: Torino Red

Body Shape: Stratocaster

Body Material: Basswood

Body Finish: Polyester

Neck Material: Maple with Rosewood fingerboard

Neck Shape: Oval "C"

Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)

Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)

Number of Frets: 21

Fret Size: Vintage-Style

String Nut: Synthetic Bone

Nut Width: 1.578" (40 mm)

Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Neck Finish: Polyester

Fingerboard: Maple

Position Inlays: White Dot


Bridge Pickup: US Vintage Single-Coil Strat

Middle Pickup: US Vintage Single-Coil Strat

Neck Pickup: US Vintage Single-Coil Strat

Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Bridge/Middle Pickup)

Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup

Pickup Configuration: SSS


Bridge: 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo

Tuning Machines: MHG SD-91 NI

Orientation: Right-Hand

Pickguard: 3-Ply White

Control Knobs: White Plastic

Hard Case: Thomann Black Plain (Can be upgraded)

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

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