Whitstable Guitars

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

2006-2008 Fender Japan ST-57 Stratocaster US Pickups Sonic Blue  & new hard case




This is probably my favourite finish for a Stratocaster. Just love Sonic Blue as a colour. This particular guitar also has factory fitted Fender USA pickups which raises it to another level. Although around 15 years old, this guitar is in excellent condition. The chrome on the screws has dulled a little and there is a small dent on the back edge (see gallery photo) but that is about it & the frets have no visible wear either. It's an excellent example & a great reissue of the classic '57 Strat

Playability is also excellent. The guitar has no visible fretwear & is all original. Being a '57 reissue, it has a Maple fretboard & like most vintage Fenders, a 7.25" (184mm) fretboard radius and an 8 hole single ply scratchplate.

Fender Japan ST-57 US Stratocaster Sonic Blue


Body Material Basswood Body

Finish Sonic Blue Polyester

Body Shape Stratocaster®

Weight 3.45 kg


Neck Material Maple

Neck Finish Aged polyester gloss

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 Synthetic Bone

Nut Width 1.650 "(42 mm)

Position Inlays Black Dots


Bridge pickup: Fender USA Vintage

Middle pickup:   Fender USA Vintage

Neck Pickup:   Fender USA Vintage

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: MHG-SD91

Pickguard 1-Ply White

Control Knobs White Plastic

Switch Tip 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