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1994-1995 Fender Japan ST-40/M Stratocaster in 3 Tone Sunburst & new hard case

£529.00 +shipping





This 1994-1995 Fender Japan ST-40 Standard Stratocaster is a model that was built for the domestic market. It's a standard Japanese Stratocaster. No frills & not a vintage reissue but still made at the famous Fujigen factory in the early 1990's. It looks to be original apart from the scratchplate, however, there were no additional holes underneath the scratchplate which is the usual clue. Although a standard model, these guitars were equipped with decent Japanese GOTOH tuners, the necks have a flatter 9.5" profile with modern trussrod adjustment at the headstock.

For a guitar that's nearly 30 years old, this guitar is in pretty good condition. As I said, it's almost completely original there are some small knocks and bumps and also some wear (probably from a wedding ring) up the side of the fretboard. The necks on the standards have a bare finish which is actually very nice to play. The saddles were quite badly rusted & I have now fitted some generic replacements. I've put them on but retained the originals. You can see the before/after photos in the gallery. I have also replaced the missing back plate and luckily found one where the holes were an exact match.

So, if you're after a Japanese Fender Stratocaster that won't break the bank this could well be perfect for you. At £540 including a £60 hard case, it's a pretty good deal :)


Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST-40




Body Material Basswood Body

Finish Ocean 3 tone sunburst

Body Shape Stratocaster®

Weight 3.56kg



Neck Material Maple

Neck Finish Bare

Neck Shape Slim "C" Shape

Scale Length 25.5 "(648 mm)

Fingerboard Material Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius 9.5 "(240 mm)

Number of Frets twenty one

Fret Size Vintage Style

Nut Material Synthetic Bone

Nut Width 1.650 "(42 mm)

Position Inlays White Dots



Bridge pickup: Fender Japan Stratocaster

Middle pickup:    Fender Japan Stratocaster

Neck Pickup:    Fender Japan Stratocaster

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: GOTOH Japan enclosed tuners

Pickguard 3-Ply Tortoiseshell

Control Knobs Vintage White Plastic

Switch Tip Vintage White

Neck Plate 4-Bolt 


Comes with Gear4Music/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.

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. 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 £50 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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