Whitstable Guitars

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

2010-2012 Fender Japan AST Aerodyne Stratocaster Gunmetal Blue & New Hard Case



The Aerodyne Stratocaster from Fender Japan is not often seen outside Japan. They are popular with the domestic market & I haven't seen many others in the UK (apart from my imports) They are a lightweight Stratocaster (this one is just 3.42kg) with body binding & a colour matched headstock. They either have a H/S/S pickup configuration or, like this one the traditional S/S/S. The other important feature with the Aerodyne is that they come in two scale lengths, the standard 25.5" or as a 24.75" or "Gibson" scale length. This is the standard model.  The Aerodynes are equipped with Fender Japan vintage pickups which sound great.

This particular guitar is in excellent original condition but did have a couple of small dents when it came in which have since been repaired. There are a few small nicks around the edges and the scratchplate shows some playing marks. The bridge saddles were showing too much rust so I have replaced them. The originals will be supplied with the guitar

What I will say about this colour, (Gunmetal Blue) is that it's really hard to photograph and get it to look good. The guitar looks stunning in the flesh and these photos don't do it justice.

What appeals to me about the Aerodynes is how lightweight they are and the flatter more modern 9.84" fretboard radius which makes them so nice to play. Real head turning guitars. This is an excellent example.

Fender Japan Aerodyne Stratocaster "Gunmetal Blue" Specifications

Body- Basswood
Neck - Maple (satin finish)
Colour - Gunmatal Blue with colour matched headstock
Weight - 3.42kg
Scale Length - 644mm (25.5") 
Width at nut 40mm & 50mm at 12th fret
Neck profile. Modern "C" (Oval Type)
Fretboard Radius 250mm (9.84")
Pickups - Fender Japan Vintage Single Coil 
Hardwear - Chrome
Tuners - Fender Kluson Style MHG-SD91
Bridge - Vintage Tremolo
5 way switch
Master Vol & 2 x Tone (aged parts)
Gear4music Black Hard Case

Hard Case

As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a new black hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. This case can be upgraded to a very nice tweed one but these are an additional £12 each at present.Please contact me before purchasing if you would like this. Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £30 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that i won't ship a guitar in a gigbag

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