Whitstable Guitars

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

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 Whitstable Guitars

Welcome to Whitstable Guitars

This website was created by me to display a selection of used guitars for sale, mainly from Japan, but also from the USA & other countries.

I really like Japanese Fenders but also Yamaha, Aria Pro II, Greco, Orville, Burny, Washburn, FGN etc etc. For me, the build quality & playability is excellent. I pride myself on giving the best service I can. In the past 12 months almost 50% of my sales have been from repeat business .

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New For 2015

I now have an arrangement with a major instrument supplier in Japan & I am regularly importing used guitars. These are all in excellent condition and often have unusual spec such as USA pickups & "domestic market only" finishes. Please have a  look at what I have to offer & why not own & play something just a little different :)



I'm not a fan of selling on ebay. Here's why..

Did you know that if you sell something on ebay they will charge you a 10% final value fee & if your buyer uses Paypal you pay an additional 3.4% + 20p !! That's a total of nearly 13.4 % commission & you do all the work. Sell a guitar for £500 & say goodbye to £67.20 . Oh, and they also take a similar cut from your shipping too now, so if you add £25 to your listing for shipping charges, they take another £3.55 from that too. So after selling your guitar for £500, you actually receive £429.25 !!


I do still use use Ebay UK to sell some guitar parts & accessories & the occasional guitar and can be found under the ebay I/D of "whitstableguitars"


I also spend time restoring, fixing and building the odd guitar and I have documented some of my work here too. Unfortunately I am not able to undertake any customer work at present other than setup, servicing & pickup replacement  but look at my "links" where I am now able to point you to a fine guitar tech. All of my guitars and other items can be purchased securely & quickly using Paypal 


If you have any general enquiries, please email me here.

 I always try and respond within 24 hours

Thanks for visiting ! 

Rob Hayes 


Whitstable Guitars are based in South East Kent, UK