Whitstable Guitars

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

2020 Fender Japan Traditional 60s Stratocaster  in 3  Lake Placid Blue & new hard case




This Stratocaster is one of Fender Japan's "Traditional" range which effectively replaced the '57, '62 & '72 reissue Strats. Built to a high spec, this guitar has a Basswood body, Maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard and has factory fitted Fender Japan Vintage pickups. That's a heck of a lot of guitar. Only made for a short time, these are a bit tricky to find. This one is in a limited run finish of one of my favourite finishes, Lake Placid Blue

Overall, this guitar is in a 9.9/10 condition. I suspect that it was a shop demo model as the protective film is still on the pickguard. The guitar plays & sounds fabulous as you would expect.

Fender Japan Traditional 60s Stratocaster 



Body Material: Basswood

Body Finish: Polyester

Body Shape: Stratocaster®


Neck Material: Maple

Neck Finish: Gloss Polyester

Neck Shape: “U” Shape

Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)

Fingerboard Material: Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius: 9.5" (241 mm)

Number of Frets: 21

Fret Size: Vintage Style

Nut Material: Bone

Nut Width: 1.615" (41.06 mm)

Position Inlays: White Dot


Bridge Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat®

Middle Pickup: Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat®

Neck Pickup: Vintage-Style 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 Synchronised Tremolo

Hardware Finish: Chrome

Tuning Machines: Chrome Die-Cast

Control Knobs: White Plastic

Switch Tip: White

Neck Plate: 4-Bolt

Weight: 3.17kg

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