Whitstable Guitars

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

2002/4 Fender Japan ST-62 US Stratocaster in Lake Placid Blue & new hard case



This 2002/4 Fender Japan 1962 reissue Stratocaster is a fantastic example of the quality that comes from their factories. With aged parts & an aged Maple neck it just looks great! The guitar is around 20 years old and has obviously been played but the all important frets and neck are good & everything is original.

There are some battle scars on this one. Nothing excessive and the guitar is really nicely played in. All the dents & scratches are photographed in the gallery

Fender Japan have always made great reissues with superb build quality & attention to detail & this guitar is no exception. The USA vintage pickups sound really good & it plays as good as it looks. Not one to hang around very long. This colour is pretty unusual but also very popular.

Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST-62 US



Body Material Basswood Body

Finish Lake Placid Blue Metallic Polyester

Body Shape Stratocaster®

Weight 3.64kg


Neck Material Maple

Neck Finish Polyester

Neck Shape Slim "C" Shape

Scale Length 25.5 "(648 mm)

Fingerboard Material Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius 7.25 "(184.1 mm)

Number of Frets twenty one

Fret Size Vintage Style

Nut Material Synthetic Bone

Nut Width 1.650 "(42 mm)

Position Inlays White Dots


Bridge pickup: Fender USA Vintage Stratocaster

Middle pickup: Fender USA Vintage Stratocaster

Neck Pickup: Fender USA Vintage Stratocaster

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

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