Fender Aerodyne Strat, medium scale model in gun metal blue, made in Japan 2014. This is a smooth operator! The signature carved bound top of the Aerodyne series looks ace on a Strat; it's s a sleek and sexy item. The radius also means that it's super light: it's a really effortless in the hands owing to a skinny neck, light body and short scale. The 24.75" Gibson-style scale lends the guitar a slinky feel, so you can easily do big bends and quick runs, but it also darkens up the tone significantly. The normal borderline-too-bright Strat bridge pickup suddenly just works perfectly: it's growly, full and warm with plenty of sizzle and cut. These aren't being made anymore due to some changes in Fender Japan's operations, so grab one while they're around. Stealthy!
Model: Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster Medium Scale (AST-M)
Made: Japan, 2014 (serial JD14011678)
Finish: gun metal blue
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays, 24.75" scale
Pickup: original Fender Japan ST single
Cosmetic condition notes: Mild finish wear. There's one proper chip in the binding near the input jack as pictured, as well as one chip on the back around from the input jack area. Aside from that, it's just minor marks around the body really. 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. Set up with fresh 45/105s. Light and fast!