Here is a cool Strat with a lot of character and cool looks! This guitar boasts classic 3-tone sunburst finish with a marbled tortoiseshell pickguard, very comfy C-shape maple neck, punchy alnico V pickups and full USA-spec wiring upgrade. 


Body comes from a 62 Vintage Reissue model with those deep body curves. It has plenty of surface wear, dings and scratches from years of playing. Neck comes from a different Strat of the same era and is in much better condition with minimal wear. The guitar is loud acoustically and has very nice natural resonance. Neck will suit majority of players with the classic C-shape and vintage frets. Original Gotoh tuners work well, roller string trees reduce friction and increase tuning stability. Neck plate with the Fender stamp is also original - these were only used on Fender Japan guitars from 1985 to around 1988.


Wiring has been upgraded with USA-spec CTS A250K pots and Oak USA 5-way switch, Tone 2 has been modified to control both middle and bridge pickup treble response. Alnico V vintage-style pickups have very lively tone and nice variety across all 5 positions. This is the sounds that made Strat such an iconic model, with full and warm neck, balanced middle and twangy bridge - and funky in-betweens.


Tremolo system with a full size tremolo block works well and provides nice sustain and decent tuning stability even with expressive playing.


This instrument received a full professional setup with deep body cleaning, body polish, neck deep clean, full electronics check, truss-rod and action and intonation adjustment. Restringed with Fender 10-46 Nickel-plated steel strings. 


This guitar will be shipped around UK and EU with Parcelforce courier, safely packed into a sturdy guitar cardboard box. 24h courier service provided to UK customers. Worldwide shipping provided as well.


Fender Stratocaster - Japan Standard - 3-tone Sunburst - Maple Neck (1987)

  • SPECS:

    MODEL: Japan Standard Stratocaster

    YEAR: 1987, G-serial MIJ

    COLOUR: 3-tone sunburst, gloss lacquer

    PICKGUARD: 3-ply beveled edge vintage tortoiseshell

    NECK: C-shape maple neck, gloss lacquer on the back

    FRETBOARD: maple, 7.25-inch radius
    NUT WIDTH: 42.5mm
    NECK THICKNESS: 1st fret - 21.4 mm, 12th fret - 24.1 mm

    FRETS: 21 vintage frets with minimal wear

    TUNERS: Gotoh Japan, tension adjustment, roller string trees

    BODY: Basswood, original SSS body routing

    TOTAL WEIGHT: 3,6 kg

    TREMOLO: 6-point vintage style, bent steel vintage width saddles, full size steel tremolo block

    WEAR: plenty of surface wear, arm wear and dings on the body, minimal wear on the neck

    PICKUPS: Vintage-style staggered Alnico V single-coils

    WIRING: USA-spec brand new CTS USA A250K pots, Oak USA 5-way switch, original Yellow Hornet capacitor 
    CASE: no case available

    Please note that although we put our heart and soul and also all our knowledge into every single guitar we sell, a setup is a personal preference and we cannot give any guarantees. However, we try to get the best playability out of every guitar and set them up so you can play both rhythm and lead. We also pull them all apart to clean and check every single component and replace all unreliable parts with new ones, from dodgy pots to the whole wiring, tuners, string trees, nuts and etc. All the work done is described in detail in the listing.

    We make sure that every guitar we sell is problem free and take full responsibility for the accuracy of our listing descriptions. All photographs are done by a professional photographer and processed on a calibrated monitor. Some colours might look slightly different on your monitor, but we will always put the official Fender colour name in the listing description, so please study pictures of other guitars with the same colour if you are unsure. We focus on finding great quality guitars and making them reliable and inspiring to play

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