Whitstable Guitars

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

1993-1994 Fender Japan ST-72US Stratocaster  "Yellow White" & new hard case



This Stratocaster is in quite remarkable condition for it's nearly 30 year age. Just the odd nick & tiny dent on the guitar, there is little colour fading & I suspect it has spent most of its life in a hard case. The Fender Japan 1972 Stratocasters were an excellent guitar & were factory fitted with Fender USA vintage pickups which sound great. There is evidence on this guitar of a couple of modifications. The nut looks to be a replacement & the second tone pot has a push/push switch which gives an additional pickup selection of the neck & bridge pickups together (like a telecaster) Both good modifications which can only enhance this guitar.

The 70's Stratocasters featured Maple necks & fretboards, a large headstock & a bullet trussrod. Other features were a 7.25" fretboard radius, a 3 ply pickguard, chrome block saddles & unusually,  a 4 point neck bolt .

Fender Japan ST_72US Stratocaster


Body Material Basswood Body

Finish Natural Polyester

Body Shape Stratocaster®

Weight 3.58 kg


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: Fender USA Vintage ST

Middle pickup:    Fender USA Vintage ST

Neck Pickup:    Fender USA Vintage ST

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. Extra configuration via push/push pot (Neck & Bridge pickup)


Bridge 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo

Hardware Finish Chrome 

Tuning Machines: Fender Japan "F" Stamped tuners

Pickguard 3-Ply White

Control Knobs Vintage White Plastic

Switch Tip Vintage White

Neck Plate 4-Bolt Chrome 

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