Whitstable Guitars

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

Fender Japan ST57-US 3 tone sunburst 2006-2008  & new hard case



This '57 Reissue stratocaster in 3 tone sunburst has the benefit of a set of factory fitted Fender USA pickups. Fendeer Japan tend to often give this as an option but it's usually only for guitars for the domestic (Japanese) market. That makes a guitar with this spec difficult to get outside of Japan. With it's one piece Maple neck, skunk stripe and 7.25" radius fretboard this is, as usual an excellent reissue stratocaster. It's unusual also to find a 3 colour sunburst on a 57RI as they are usually only a 2 colour burst. This looks really nice

This guitar was made in 2006-2008 and is in excellent condition. I've had a good look over it and I can't find any marks or dents or scratches. A few very faint playing marks and that's about it.  When I gave it a quick set up, the intonation was spot on and the action was very good.

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 '57 Reissue "3 Tone Sunburst" Specifications

Body- Basswood
Neck - Maple (aged finish)
Colour - 3TS
Weight - 3.5kg
Scale Length - 648mm (25.5") 
Width at nut 42mm & 52mm at 12th fret
Neck profile. Modern "C" (Oval Type)
Pickups - Fender USA Single Coil 
Hardwear - Chrome
Tuners - Fender Kluson Style
Bridge - Vintage Tremelo
5 way switch
Master Vol & 2 x Tone
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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