Whitstable Guitars

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

2006/8 Fender Japan ST-72 US Stratocaster in VWH (Vintage White) & used hard case



Fender Japan do make some great reissues & the ST-72 Stratocaster is no exception. With it's trademark large headstock & scrolled script, Maple neck & fretboard, skunk stripe and 7.25" radius fretboard with 3 point fixing & micro tilt adjustment it ticks all the boxes. This one has Fender USA Vintage pickups factory fitted & an authentic 3 ply 11 hole pickguard as well as a 3 hole neck plate with micro-tilt adjustment.

This particular instrument has a bit of cosmetic damage but in reality, nothing major as the photos in the gallery will show. Bumps and scrapes really, some of which I have filled & improved. I would normally list one of these at around £700 (See other listings) but the lower price tag on this reflects the cosmetic marks. Believe me, they are not that noticeable but I like to point out everything that I find & the more scratches & bumps, the lower the price.

This instrument was originally imported by me around 2 years ago. It sold last year to a customer but he decided to change to a Telecaster so I was happy to take it back as a part exchange
The guitar plays well, has a nice straight neck, the frets show little sign of any wear with no indents. It has had a quick set up. To sum up, a very nice 70's reissue Stratocaster with USA vintage pickups at a great price. What's not to like!!

Hard Case

As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a black hard case which is included in the price. This one has had very slight use with no signs of wear. 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 US YWH



Body Material Basswood Body

Finish Vintage White (VWH) Polyester

Body Shape Stratocaster®


Neck Material Maple

Neck Finish Polyester

Neck Shape Slim "C" Shape

Scale Length 25.5 "(648 mm)

Fingerboard Material Maple

Fingerboard Radius 7.25 "(184.1 mm)

Number of Frets twenty one

Fret Size Vintage Style

Nut Material Bone

Nut Width 1.650 "(42 mm)

Position Inlays Black Dots


Bridge pickup US Fender Vintage Single-Coil Strat®

Middle pickup US Fender Vintage Single-Coil Strat®

Neck Pickup US Fender Vintage Single-Coil Strat®

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 Chrome Die-Cast

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