Whitstable Guitars

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


2012 Fujigen Japan FGN JST-5M Strat Black & New Hard Case



Don't be put off by the lower price tag on this beauty. The JST-5M is an all Japanese built guitar from the famous Fujigen-Gakki facility. Unmistakably Stratocaster like in its design, the guitar has a few differences from its Fender cousin. Most noticeably the fretboard is flatter than the equivalent Strat with a radius of 250mm (9.75") & the neck profile is described as a "U" shape & with its satin finish. It has a full 25.5" scale length & it is really comfortable to play

The controls are the same as a Fender but the second tone control also works with the bridge pickup which is much more sensible

This particular guitar was made in 2012. There are some signs of use in a couple of places but these are tiny scratches & overall the guitar is excellent. I noticed some scratches on the pickguard and on the back plate too but that really is about it. There is no noticeable fretwear. 

The guitar plays great & Fujigen's own 64V single coil pickups sound really good. There are some very favourable reviews on the internet too.


Manufacture 2012 Japan

Body: Basswood

Colour: Black

Neck: Maple with Maple fret board (bolt on) Satin wood finish

Fingerboard:Maple 250mm radius

Profile: Soft "V"

Weight: 3.37kg

Scale Length 25.5"

Width at nut 41mm

At 12th Fret 51mm

Pickup: (Neck) FGN 64VS (Middle) FGN 64VS (Bridge) FGN 64VS

Hardwear: Chrome

Tuners: GOTOH SD91-05M 

Bridge:FGN TP-N88

5 way Switch

Controls:1 Volume, 2 Tone (Neck/Middle & Bridge), Lever Way SW

Pickguard: White single ply

Hard Case: Thomann Black Plain (Can be upgraded)

As stated many times, due to courier damage, all my guitars are shipped in hard cases (usually new) this one being a plain black one. I do have a tweed option and these are a little dearer (Extra £12). If you prefer that, please email me for details. If you are collecting, I'm happy to knock off the price of the case (About £30) & I may even have an old gig bag you can have to take it away in

So to sum up, an excellent guitar from Fujigen Japan. This model is impossible to find here in the UK unless you import it. Why not play something that's just a little bit different? 

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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