Whitstable Guitars

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

1976 Fernandes Burny Custom FST-75 Natural





What a great find this was by my supplier in Japan. this 40 year old guitar has been really well cared for and is in fab condition for its age. It was produced during the time when Japanese manufacturers like Fernandes, Greco & Tokai were trying to replicate the USA models & making a superb job of it. So much so that guitars from this era are in big demand if they have been well cared for as this guitar has.

It has a solid Ash body & Maple neck. The pickups are Fernandes own which, once again, are highly rated. Taking a look at the guitar & then comparing it to a 1970's Fender Stratocaster, it's a faithful copy. Large headstock with scrolled script (looking remarkably like F*ender from a distance) Maple neck with 3 bolt fixing & micro tilt adjustment. A bridge with a huge steel block & period & design correct chrome saddles. The body is nicely routed. There are a few nicks and scratches around the body but all in all it's really good. The frets look to have been dressed fairly recently and show no indents although there is some wear, it does not need a refret & is good to play for a long while yet.

Take a look at the gallery where I have photographed all aspects of the guitar.

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. I can also offer a retro tweed case for an extra £10. Just let me know if you are interested. 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

1976 Fernandes Burny Custom FST-75 Natural


Colour: Natural
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Weight: 3.36kg
Body Material: Ash
Body Finish: Polyester
Neck Material: Maple
Neck Shape: Slim "C"
Scale Length: 25.5"
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage Jumbo
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 3-Bolt
Neck Finish: Polyester
Fingerboard: Maple
Position Inlays: White Dot
Bridge: Vintage style with steel block
Tuners: Fernandes enclosed
3 x Single Coil Fernandes Pickups
1 x Volume & 2 x Tone controls
5 way switch
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