Squier Japan Silver Series Stratocaster SST33 Olympic White 1992
Squier SST33 Silver Series Strat, made in Japan in 1991-2 in olympic white. The Silver Series heralded a return to Japanese manufacturing for Squier, and were very well received at the time owing to the excellent build quality from the legendary Fujigen factory. This has a great neck: slim, straight, smooth... it just feels awesome, plus the board features some tasty streaky grain and a cute little almost face like mark around the second fret. The body is light and resonant, it's super responsive to the lightest note. The tone defies the dollars: heaps of sparkle and definition, thick punchy bass, understated nicely balanced mids... it sounds really saucy and compares very well to guitars 2-3 times the price. The white finish comes around much less often than the black or burst, plus it's got a bunch of light scuffs and some sticker fade marks to add a certain depth and character to it... basically, it radiates streetsmarts and mojo. I reckon these are outstanding Strats, cost aside, so given the dollars involved this is a clever buy. So hey, be clever?
Model: Squier Silver Series Stratocaster, SST33-R
Made: Japan, Fujigen plant, 1991-2 (serial L009324)
Finish: olympic white (OWH), 3ply black guard
Body: 'wood fibre', appears like basswood
Neck: maple with maple board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius, 42mm nut, modern C shape
Pickups: Fender Japan ST Single x3
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and some discolouration and scuffs from removed stickers. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor scuffs on the back only. The back has a number of surface scratches and light scuffs around the body as well as a bunch of fade marks from since removed stickers. The sides have minor dimples on both horns and a few scuffs near the jack. The front is has some scratches behind the bridge and dimples around the back edge, as well as sticker fade marks and play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.