Whitstable Guitars

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

2004/6 Fender Japan ST-72 US Stratocaster Black & new hard case



This 2004/6 Fender Japan Stratocaster is a really nice reissue of a 1970's Strat but with the bonus of having a set of Fender USA pickups factory fitted from new.  With it's one piece Maple neck, skunk stripe and 7.25" radius Rosewood fretboard this is, as usual an excellent reissue Stratocaster. This one has an authentic 3 ply 11 hole pickguard as well as a 3 hole neck plate with micro-tilt adjustment

This guitar was made in 2004/6 and is in excellent condition. I've had a good look over it and the only notable marks are some scratching to the scratchplate and a couple of tiny dents and scratches around the edge of the guitar. I also noticed that a screw was missing from the "B" saddle on the bridge. I have replaced it with a similar but not exact match. The thread & length is the same but the head is very slightly different. Considering the guitar is nearly 20 years old, it's in great condition .  When I gave it a quick set up, the intonation was spot on and the action was very good.

Please also check out the awesome demo video at the foot of the page of a similar '72 Stratocaster in Sunburst and with USA pickups but with a Maple Fretboard. Recorded by session guitarist & friend Rob Burrows, it gives a quick taster of how this guitar can sound
Rob can be contacted via his website for online personal tuition at all levels

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 ST-72 Reissue


Body Material Basswood Body

Finish Black Polyester

Body Shape Stratocaster®

Weight 3.57kg


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 21

Fret Size Vintage Style

Nut Material Bone

Nut Width 1.650 "(42 mm)

Position Inlays Black Dots


Bridge pickup: USA Vintage Stratocaster

Middle pickup:   USA Vintage Stratocaster

Neck Pickup:   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 Synchronised Tremolo

Hardware Finish Chrome 

Tuning Machines: GOTOH Enclosed

Pickguard 3-Ply White

Control Knobs Vintage White Plastic

Switch Tip Vintage White

Neck Plate 3-Bolt "F" Stamped with Micro-Tilt ™

Comes with 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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