Whitstable Guitars

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

2010-2012 Fender Japan Aerodyne Stratocaster M Candy Apple Red & New Hard Case




The Aerodyne Stratocaster from Fender Japan is not often seen outside Japan. They are popular with the domestic market & other than a few Black ones, I haven't seen any others in the UK (apart from my imports) They are a lightweight Stratocaster (this one is just 3.22kg) 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, like this one, as a 24.75" or "Gibson" scale length. The shorter scale length is great. 0.75" may not seem much but it means much easier string bending and the neck, being slightly smaller makes those 5 fret stretches a bit easier :)  The smaller body & neck is particularly popular with people with small hands. The Aerodynes are equipped with Fender Japan vintage pickups which sound great.

This particular guitar is in great condition but did have a couple of small dents when it came in. I have repaired the one on the top of the guitar and it isn't very noticeable now. It is smooth to the touch & polished. There are a few other minor marks around the edge of the body and some playing marks on the pickguard but that is about it. Please check out the gallery for detailed photos

Here's another amazing video from Session guitarist Robin Burrows putting this guitar through its paces


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Fender Japan Aerodyne Stratocaster "Candy Apple Red" Specifications

Body- Basswood
Neck - Maple (satin finish)
Colour - Candy Apple Red with colour matched headstock
Weight - 3.22kg
Scale Length - 630mm (24.75") 
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)
Thomann 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.

(Please note: Hotmail email sometimes doesn't work when sending from a "gmail" or "googlemail" account. Therefore, if you get no email response, I'm not ignoring you, I just haven't received it. Please message Whitstable Guitars via Facebook or text 07849 585222 & I'll get back to you)

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