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1976 Aria Pro II ST-400SB Stage Caster Stratocaster MIJ Japan

Regular price $629.00 AUD
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1976 Aria Pro II ST-400SB Stage Caster Stratocaster MIJ Japan

1976 Aria Pro II ST-400SB Stage Caster
From Matsumoko in 1976, the ST-400SB was one of countless high quality Fender style models being produced in Japan. The ST-400SB uses a solid Alder body and one-piece maple neck along with SP-II single coil pickups for "brilliant, rich sound with powerful sustain". Fender style logo's on a large 70's style neck and a 4 bolt neck joint. A nice thick neck profile and an overall weight of 3.9kg's make this a nice, beefy vintage Stratocaster. 

With the poor quality coming out of the Fender factory in the 1970's, buying a Japanese guitar from this period can be a much better choice. The Japanese factories were producing high quality instruments throughout the 1970's, whereas the cost-cutting measures that CBS had implemented on Fender had a huge impact on the quality and consistency of their instruments. If you're after a vintage Fender-style guitar from the 1970's then you'll save money and gain quality in buying a Japanese guitar like this! 

Want to give it a play? Contact us via email (below) to organise a time at our Sydney showroom! 

Good overall condition. Finish is still glossy and clear, minor lacquer checking on the back of the body as pictured.  

Frets have plenty of life left in them and are level and smooth. Neck is straight.

Electronics are all original, serviced and working well. 


We offer a courier service Australia wide on our guitars! All prices include secure and sturdy packaging to ensure your guitar arrives safely. Contact us via email for any questions.

We only offer returns on faulty or broken items, not if you change your mind. All guitars are thoroughly tested here and we'll do our best to list any known troubles in the condition section above.  

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