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2018 Fender Made In Japan FSR AST Aerodyne Stratocaster Dakota Red & New Hard Case

£769.00 + shipping






The Aerodyne Stratocaster from Fender Japan is not often seen outside Japan. They are popular with the domestic market & other than a few Black ones, I haven't seen any others in the UK (apart from my imports) They are a lightweight Stratocaster (this one is just 3.35kg) with body binding & a colour matched headstock. They either have a H/S/S pickup configuration or, like this one the traditional S/S/S. The other important feature with the Aerodyne is that they come in two scale lengths, the standard 25.5" or as a 24.75" M or "Gibson" scale length. This is the standard model with a 25.5" scale length. The Aerodynes are equipped with Fender Japan vintage pickups which sound great.


This particular guitar is from an FSR (factory short run or limited edition) range that came out in 2018 & is in Dakota which looks stunning! It's the only one I have seen. It is in excellent condition. There was a small dent & paint chip on the bottom edge plus a couple of tiny dents on the top which have been repaired and have been photographed (gallery) Otherwise, there are some playing marks on the pickguard and that is about it. 

Regarding the repair on the bottom edge, the dent had gone through to the wood. It has been touched in, filled & polished but the Dakota Red paint purchased in the UK differs slightly to the original. This may be due to age & it will fade eventually. It's on the bottom edge & not visible but please take a look at the close up photos in the gallery. It measures 4mm-2mm


What appeals to me about the Aerodynes is how lightweight they are and the flatter more modern 9.84" fretboard radius which makes them easier & so nice to play. Real head turning guitars. This is an excellent example.

Fender Japan Aerodyne Stratocaster "Dakota Red" Specifications


Body- Basswood

Neck - Maple (satin finish)

Colour - Arctic White with colour matched headstock

Weight - 3.19kg

Scale Length - 644mm (25.5")

Width at nut 40mm & 50mm at 12th fret

Neck profile. Modern "C" (Oval Type)

Fretboard Radius 250mm (9.84")

Pickups - Fender Japan Vintage Single Coil

Hardwear - Chrome

Tuners - Fender Kluson Style MHG-SD91

Bridge - Vintage Tremolo

5 way switch

Master Vol & 2 x Tone knobs in white

White Pearl 3 ply scratchplate

Tremolo Arm

Thomann/Gear4Music Black Hard Case


All in all it's an excellent guitar from Fender in Japan that you probably won't find here in the UK


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 is a nice new fitted one from Thomann in Germany.  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 quickly and safely using the PayPal "buy now" button and I will ship to most UK addresses the next working day. Highlands and Islands can be slightly dearer but I'll keep the cost as low as I can.

I can accept credit card payments by phone and will also offer a small discount to purchasers using bank transfer payments.

Overseas customers are very welcome but please email me first for shipping quotes.

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