Whitstable Guitars

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

1984-1986 Yamaha Japan LP-400 "Lord Player" Cherry Sunburst & new hard case.



The Yamaha "Lord Player" range were produced by Yamaha Japan for their domestic market from 1984-1986. Previous to that the range was called "Studio Lord" and some of those had bolt on necks. The general consensus of opinion online is that the Lord Players were better than the Studio Lords. I can't comment as I have only had a Lord Player to date. What I can confirm is that this is a beautifully made guitar from Yamaha Japan and it plays really well. For a 35+ year old guitar it is in great condition. Frets still have plenty of life and the neck is straight. The guitar also hase highly regarded Alnico V humbuckers fitted which do sound extremely good.

The guitar has an Agathis body with a Maple cap. A Mahogany neck with  a Rosewood fretboard overall the guitar is in excellent condition. As stated, these guitars were for the Japanese market only and are only available as imports (like this one) In my experience, Yamaha Japan don't make a bad guitar & this is no exception. Great value and unusual.  I did find one other example in the UK on a well known auction site. The guitar was heavily "reliced" and supplied without a case for the same price. This guitar will be supplied with a new fitted hard case.

Yamaha LP-400 Specifications

• Construction: Set Neck

• Scale Length: 24 3/4 " (628mm)

• Fingerboard: Rosewood

• Radius: 12 " (305mm)

• Frets: 22

• Body: Carved Maple Top, Agathis Back

• Neck: Mahogany (Set-in Neck)

• Bridge: T-O-M Bridge

• Pickups: Yamaha Alnico V Humbucking x 2

• Pickup Switch: 3-Position Toggle

• Controls: Front/rear Volume, Front/Rear Tone 

New Thomann  hard case

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.  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

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