Whitstable Guitars

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

2016 Greco Japan WS-STD Stratocaster in Graffiti Yellow 

with new hard case



This near new guitar is from Greco  which are distributed by the Kanda Shokai corporation, also responsible for Gretsch, Ovation & Zematis distribution. I've never seen one in the UK but a couple came up in Japan so I thought I would see how popular they were. They are a lightweight Stratocaster which is made to a high spec in Japan. They have a full scale length (25.5") & a vintage style tremolo. The body is 42mm in thickness giving a weight of just 3318 grammes which is 7.5lb

This particular guitar has been played very little. There is a small dent at the back of the neck which I have repaired but that was the only sign of use on the whole guitar 

The guitar plays really nicely & I particularly like the slim neck with it's satin finish. There's good access to the upper frets & the Greco pickups sound bright and responsive. 

At less than £500 including a hard case for a made in Japan Stratocaster, I think it's a great price

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

Here is the spec provided by Greco Japan


Body Basswood 42mm thickness

Neck 1 Piece Maple

Neck Joint Bolt-on

Fingerboard Maple / 250R

Nut Bone

Nut Width 40 mm

Scale 648 mm

Frets twenty two

Pickups 3 x Greco Original WS-S (Neck / Middle / Bridge)

Bridge G-STD-J-BR

Controls 1 x Volume, 2 x Tone (Front & Middle), 5-way Pickup Selector Switch

Finish Polyester

Colour: Graffiti Yellow (GYL)

Weight: 3318 Grammes

Main features of WS-STD

Weight reduction, balance and performance thickness 42 mm body thickness

Narrow neck with 40 mm nut width

Thin neck grip with satin finish

648 mm / adopted long scale

22 Maple neck equipped with medium and fret

4-bolt with heel cut - adopted on joint

Japan made 6 point support type tremolo · bridge equipment with high precision and smooth arming

Comes with 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
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