Whitstable Guitars

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

2017 Fender Japan Exclusive Classic 50's Stratocaster 2 Colour Sunburst & new hard case




This Stratocaster is one of Fender Japan's "Exclusive Classic" range which effectively replaced the '57, '62 & '72 reissue Strats. Built to a high spec, this guitar has a Basswood body, Maple neck and fingerboard. Only made for a couple of years, these are a bit tricky to find. This one is in a classic 2 colour sunburst which enhances the natural wood grain beautifully

Overall, this guitar is in excellent condition & I just found one indent on the body near the bridge. This is barely noticeable and doesn't go through the lacquer. I have tried to photograph this but never easy with a highly polished surface!  You can see it on the last gallery photo. The guitar has no visible fretwear & is all original. The guitar plays & sounds fabulous as you would expect. To sum up, a lovely classic 50's Stratocaster beautifully made in Japan & at a great price

Fender Japan Exclusive Classic 50's Stratocaster


Body Material Basswood Body

Finish 2 colour Sunburst Polyester

Body Shape Stratocaster®

Weight 3.25 kg


Neck Material Maple

Neck Finish Polyester

Neck Shape Slim "C" Shape

Scale Length 25.5 "(648 mm)

Fingerboard Material Maple

Fingerboard Radius 7.25 "(184.1 mm)

Number of Frets twenty one

Fret Size Vintage Style

Nut Material Bone

Nut Width 1.650 "(42 mm)

Position Inlays White Dots


Bridge pickup: Fender Japan Vintage Alnico

Middle pickup:    Fender Japan Vintage Alnico

Neck Pickup:    Fender Japan Vintage Alnico

Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle 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 Configuration SSS


Bridge 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo

Hardware Finish Chrome 

Tuning Machines: Fender Japan Kluson

Pickguard 3-Ply White

Control Knobs Vintage White Plastic

Switch Tip Vintage White

Neck Plate 4-Bolt Chrome

Comes with 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.

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