Whitstable Guitars

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

Fender Japan ST-62 'RI Stratocaster 3 tone sunburst 1997 & new hard case


This guitar has now sold

This Fender Japan 1962 Reissue was made in 1997. This model was really popular in the mid 90's and there are quite a few about. Easily identifiable with its smaller headstock, aged parts & 11 hole 3 ply pickguard. This particular guitar is not an import & was supplied to me locally. It has a Rosewood fretboard which at present, can't be imported or exported out of the EU without a CITES certificate. 

This guitar has been very well cared for and is in the condition you see. I repaired one small ding on the back and I also noticed some bucklerash and some scratching on the pickguard. I also noted some tarnishing to the bridge around where the tremolo arm fits. All very minor really for a 20+ year old guitar.  This is a good workhorse Strat and has many years life left in it. The pickups are Fender Japan from that era. They are good but they can be upgraded very easily. The fret condition is good on the guitar. A little wear but nothing warranting any fretwork. All in all it's a nice player & it's in all original condition. Not a "bitsa" & no other annoying changes you often see.

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 ST-362 Stratocaster Specifications

Body- Basswood
Neck - Maple with Rosewood fretboard
Colour - 3 tone sunburst
Weight - 3.36kg (7lb 6oz)
Scale Length - 648mm (25.5") 
Width at nut 42mm & 52mm at 12th fret
Neck profile. Modern "C" (Oval Type)
Pickups - Fender Japan Single Coil 
Hardwear - Chrome
Tuners - Fender Kluson Style
Bridge - Vintage Tremelo
5 way switch
Master Vol & 2 x Tone
Thomann Black Hard Case

The lower price reflects both the condition of the guitar and also these are easier to find in the UK than most of the other guitars I sell. Still a nice instrument though! If you are further interested, you can 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