Whitstable Guitars

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

Welcome to Whitstable Guitars 

This website was created by me way back in 2008 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 other Japanese guitars like Bacchus, Edwards, Yamaha, Aria Pro II, Greco, Orville, Burny, Washburn, FGN etc etc are all superb. For me, the build quality & playability is excellent. I play a Japanese guitar (FGN Tele) when I am out gigging because they suit my needs perfectly.

 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.  Please read my unedited guestbook

I  have an arrangement with a major instrument supplier in Japan & I regularly import 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 :)

Have a look at the gallery on the right hand side to see what's in stock at the moment.


Owing to these restrictions, at present, I am unable to order anything from outside the EU (Japan) which has Rosewood fretboards. I am hopeful this will change in the coming months 

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 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 luthier. All of my guitars and other items can be purchased securely & quickly using Paypal or Debit & Credit card

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


 I always try and respond within 24 hours

Thanks for visiting ! 

Rob Hayes