Whitstable Guitars

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

2004/6 Fender Japan ST-62 US Stratocaster in Vintage White & new hard case



This 2004/6 Fender Japan 1962 reissue Stratocaster comes in the ever popular Vintage White which has aged well over the years & compliments the Rosewood fretboard perfectly. A real classic Strat! Added to that, the guitar is factory fitted with USA Fender Vintage pickups which take this MIJ Fender to the next level. It has a few bumps around the edges (see gallery photos) and some scratches to the pickguard but all in all I think it's in great condition. I think the tremolo arm has been replaced looking at the very white switch tip.  

It was a bit grimy when it came in & the pickguard screws were black with rust. I usually clean them but these were too far gone and had to be replaced. I will include the originals if you would like them. The back cover has a few cracks where screws have been over-tightened in the past. In my opinion this looks like a true players guitar & I love it! The frets are good with no indents and the neck is nice and straight. 

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

Fender Japan Stratocaster ST-62 US VWH



Body Material Basswood Body

Finish Vintage White Polyester

Body Shape Stratocaster®

Weight 3.5 kg


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.

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