Whitstable Guitars

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

2016 Fender Japan Exclusive Classic 70s Stratocaster  "Natural" & new hard case


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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 an Ash body, Maple neck and  fingerboard. It has all the features of a 70's Strat with it's large headstock, beautifully figured Ash body & 3 bolt neck fitting with "Micro Tilt" adjustment.  Only made for a couple of years, these are a bit tricky to find. This model is fitted with Fender Japan vintage pickups

Overall, this guitar is in a 9/10 condition. Built in 2016 it doesn't appear to have had much use. There is barely any wear & just a few tiny dents on the back of the guitar which I have repaired. These are too minor for the camera to pick up. The guitar has no visible fretwear & is all original. The guitar plays & sounds fabulous as you would expect.

Fender Japan Exclusive Classic 70s Stratocaster


Body Material Ash Body

Finish Natural Polyester

Body Shape Stratocaster®

Weight 3.65 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 ST

Middle pickup:    Fender Japan Vintage ST

Neck Pickup:    Fender Japan Vintage ST

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 "F" Stamped tuners

Pickguard 3-Ply White

Control Knobs Vintage White Plastic

Switch Tip Vintage White

Neck Plate 3-Bolt Chrome with Micro Tilt Adjustment

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