So it's time to feature a few nice guitars from my Whitstable Guitars website! A good example of an early Japanese 50s reissue Stratocaster. Here's a good, authentically aged example of the 1954 Reissue Stratocaster in a two colour sunburst. With it's one piece Maple neck, skunk stripe and 7.25 radius fretboard this is, as usual an excellent reissue stratocaster from Fender Japan. This one has Fender Japan alnico pickups & an authentic single ply 8 hole pickguard.This guitar an "F" serial number so was made in 1986/7 and is in a nice aged condition. Built at the Fujigen plant just a year after they finished building the JV series it's a good example of an older Japanese Fender. I managed to find this exact model featured in the 1988 Fender Japan catalogue. This is always good as I can confirm woods, pickups, finish etc.
As it's nearly 35 years old & classified as vintage, I haven't done very much to it as it's nice to retain the vintage vibe. The frets are in very good condition with no pitting. The photos in the gallery show dents and scratches over the body & neck but this is from use, rather than abuse. There is an area at the 19th/20th fret where the lacquer has come away & I noted that the pickguard had discoloured in one area.The backplate was also missing when it was for sale in Japan. Fortunately my Japanese friend Hiroaki was able to source me a used one out there which I have now fitted. I have given it a good clean & check over & when I gave it a quick set up, the intonation was spot on and the action was very good.
The guitar has a nice slim neck and plays very well. Recorded by session guitarist & friend Rob Burrows, it gives a quick taster of how this guitar can sound.
Rob can be contacted via his website for online personal tuition at all levels. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. Please contact me before purchasing if you would like this. Fender Japan Stratocaster'54 Reissue "2 colour Sunburst" Specifications. Neck - Maple (aged finish).
Colour - 2 colour Sunburst. Scale Length - 648mm (25.5). Width at nut 42mm & 52mm at 12th fret.Pickups - Fender Japan ST Vintage Single Coil. Tuners - Fender Kluson Style.
Bridge - Vintage Tremelo with die-cast block. Master Vol & 2 x Tone. New Thomann Black Hard Case. Please note that this is a guitar from my website collection & it remains for sale there also so it can sell at any time without warning.
The item "IMPORT 1986-1987 Fender Japan ST-54 Stratocaster Sunburst & new Hard Case MIJ" is in sale since Thursday, June 18, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars".The seller is "whitstableguitars" and is located in Canterbury,Kent. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.