Whitstable Guitars

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

Fender Japan ST57 Stratocaster in Cherry Sunburst 2010/11 & new hard case



Here's a superb example of the ever popular '57 Reissue stratocaster in a rare cherry sunburst. With it's one piece Maple neck, skunk stripe and 7.25" radius fretboard this is, as usual an excellent reissue stratocaster. This one has Fender Japan alnico pickups & an authentic single ply 8 hole pickguard. I had a search on the internet and I couldn't find another Cherry Sunburst model other than Fender Custom Shop guitars.

This guitar a "U" serial number so was made in 2010/11 and is in near mint condition. Added to that, you will see in the photographs that the cellophane covering is still on the pickguard as are the coverings on the pickups. This is something that I see quite often with guitars I bring over from Japan. They are almost always in superb condition. I believe that some are demo models from the stores but others have just barely been played. I've had a good look over this one and I can't find any marks or dents or scratches. A few very faint playing marks and that's about it.  When I gave it a quick set up, the intonation was spot on and the action was very good.

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

Fender Japan Stratocaster '57 Reissue "Vintage White" Specifications

Body- Basswood
Neck - Maple (aged finish)
Colour - Cherry Sunburst
Weight - 3.45kg
Scale Length - 648mm (25.5") 
Width at nut 42mm & 52mm at 12th fret
Neck profile. Modern "C" (Oval Type)
Pickups - Fender Japan ST Single Coil 
Hardwear - Chrome
Tuners - Fender Kluson Style
Bridge - Vintage Tremelo
5 way switch
Master Vol & 2 x Tone
Thomann Black Hard Case

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 
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