Bill Alston

Welcome to my Guitar web pages

These pages started as a general miscellany and ramblings on some of my interests, over the last couple of years though it has become largely guitar related. Therefore it is now a completely guitar related resource. There is information on value, specifications and models of Fender Guitars and Yamaha Guitars. My Burns Guitar pages are on a separate site see my links pages or menu above.
I welcome E-mails on any guitar related matter, will do my best to help with any queries and also happy to receive any information opinions or corrections on the models I cover.


Updates are frequent but for ease I am now listing them on the home page as I go along. Please bear in mind that the price database on the guitar information pages is updated at least weekly and often more frequently than that.

Dec 2018
Started a Major project on Japanese Vintage style Fenders ST54s are the first to be added
January 2019
Happy New Year a new year and an entirely new look for my pages along with extensive rewriting of a lot of Yamaha pages especially the Sessions/SEs
6th January 2019
The Yamaha Studio Lords/Lord Players and the SE/Sessions pages completely re-written now.
14th January 2019
Added a page on MIJ Fender Strat ST62s not yet complete but a lot of info there.
21st January 2019
Added lots more information to the Japanese Fender section lots of different models.
7th February 2019
Added the new Aerodyne to that section and corrected some minor bits of info on those pages.
26th February 2019
Updated the Strat ST54 page with more accurate and detailed info on the Real Vintage models
5th April 2019
I have been in Australia for a month so price database hasn't been updated for a while. I am doing this over the next week or so. I have updated the Aerodyne pages with a new Limited Edition model.
8th April 2019
Price database now up to date
11th April 2019
More updates on the Aerodyne pages mainly clarifying pickups
21st April 2019
New page on the American Standard Strats still in development. Added Albert Hammond Jnr Strat to Mexican Artist Guitars
8th May 2019
Big update on the Studio Lord and Lord Player pages including a model I didn't previously think existed.
22 May 2019
Updated the MSG and AEX pages following correspondence with Martyn Booth
1st June 2019
New project the Yamaha Pacificas quite a lot of pages done but not complete yet
13th June
The Pacifica pages are now finished except for the very low end models which I don't intend to spend to much time on when I get to them.
1st July 2019
Pacifica pages all finished but as always feedback, additions or corrections are welcome.
$th July 2019
Added the Dave Murray Strat to the MIM Artist pages
20th July 2019
Added some details to the classic vibe pages following the move to Indonesian Manufacture.
10th August 2015
Some minor updates to the ST62 page
25th August 2019
Discovered a site called Japan Vintage Guitars operated by Franck (see my links) Franck has very generously provided me with some Yamaha catalogues which were not previously available to me. This has resulted in many corrections and additions to Yamaha information on several pages. Thank you Franck.
Update 29th August
Updated the YSG pages and got some good info from a member of the Yamaha Musicians Forum MD2005 I have updated the USA Pacifica pages with it
Update 1st October 2019
Revamped the Classic Vibe pages with much more info.
Update 3rd November 2019
Updated the USA Pacificas pages and added Westone UK guitars section.
17th November 2019
Classic Vibe pages updated.
24th December 2019
Happy Christmas and a Prosperous new year to everyone. I have a minor update on the SC Samurais and a major update of the ST57s adding all the gold models but still need info if anyone has any on them.
January 2020
Happy New Year all Major change due to the amount of work and information available elsewhere I am no longer updating any of the Fender Price database I will continue to update Burns Yamaha and Westone which is only a few sales a week. Sorry to anyone who uses the Fender prices.
28th January 2020
Updates to the AE pages
13th Feb 2020
Updates to the Fender Japan introduction pages and the Addition of a page on the ST80-SPL
19th Feb 2020
Started on Japanese Telecasters so now there is a new page on Japanese Thinlines.
10th March 2020
Telecaster TL69s added to Fender Japan pages