Whitstable Guitars

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

1997-2000 Fender Japan ST62G TX Stratocaster 3 Tone Sunburst & new Hard Case



Another cracking '62 reissue Stratocaster from Fender Japan. This is the higher end model with an Alder body and  factory  fitted USA Texas Special pickups. This guitar also has gold coloured hardwear which really sets it off. I can't be sure whether these parts were an upgrade or an optional extra but I did notice that the bridge saddle grub screws were imperial & not the usual metric which may mean that they were retro fitted. Whichever it was, they are all genuine Fender parts. Unfortunately the pickguard & backplate screws were badly tarnished so I have replaced them which looks much better. The models which have factory fitted USA pickups are also much more desirable as is this one. A really lovely looking Stratocaster with Japanese build quality & American Texas Special pickups. Great combination. This particular guitar, despite being 20+ years old has been well cared for with little wear.  There were a few dents on the top and on the lower edge together with some buckle rash on the back. I have repaired the worst but areas of natural wear I have left and the guitar is better for it. The frets are good with no indents and the neck straight & true, the guitar looks and plays beautifully. Please examine all the photos in the gallery

Fender Japan Stratocaster ST-62G TX Reissue "3 Tone Sunburst" Specifications

Body- Alder
Neck - Maple (aged finish)
Colour - 3 tone sunburst
Weight - 3.53kg
Scale Length - 648mm (25.5") 
Width at nut 42mm & 52mm at 12th fret
Neck profile. Modern "C" (Oval Type)
Fretboard Radius 184mm (7.25")
Pickups - Fender USA Texas Special Single Coil 
Hardwear - Gold coloured
Tuners - Fender Kluson Style
Bridge - Vintage Tremelo
5 way switch
Master Vol & 2 x Tone
Black 3 ply 11 hole pickguard
Aged plastic 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.

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