Fender Japan '57 Reissue Stratocaster ST57-58 Capri Orange 1999-02
Fender '57 Strat, capri orange, crafted in Japan 1999-02. This is very, very orange indeed. Capri orange is one of those seldom seen but frequently admired finishes; it's perfect for dividing opinions and distracting from your facial features on stage. We've certainly not had another Strat in this finish before; it's exceedingly rare. Aside from looking fantastic, this has all the good things going on. The neck is comfortable and feels nicely 'played in', paired with the lightweight and acoustically loud body, this is a delight in the hands. The USA pickups dole out a sparkly, spanky Strat tone with tight bass that's extremely responsive to varying touch. Grab yourself this Strat, some Fanta, some butter chicken, a Boss DS-1 and a big Orange Rockoverb and declare yourself the mayor of Orange, California.
Model: Fender '57 Reissue Stratocaster (ST57-58US)
Made: Japan, 1999-02, Tokai plant, (serial P010396)
Finish: capri orange (CPO), 1-ply white guard
Neck: 1-piece maple w/ skunk stripe, moderate 'D' shape, 7.25" radius
Mods: at least two knobs changed
Pickups: Fender USA ST-Vintage single coils
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. There's a couple of marks on the end and bottom edge of the headstock. Neck is pretty clean. The back has a couple of chips on the edge of the body carve on near the back edge near the strap pin, as well as a few minor dents and buckle rash scratches. The sides have some minor scuffs and dents, mostly on the shoulder area and around from the knobs, but also on the horns. The front is pretty clean, just some very light dimples and some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: good condition (7.5/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have some normala wear, there's plenty of height in them; 6.5/10 for life left. Setup with fresh 10/46 strings.