Fender Japan '57 Stratocaster Sunburst ST57-58US 2000
Fender '57 Strat, two tone sunburst, crafted in Japan 1999-02. How do you like your Strats? If you like them classically understated, smooth in the hands and spanky to the ears, here's a very slick example. Two tone burst, or tobacco burst, is always classy, and against a golden maple board and lightly aged chrome and plastics, it surely pops beautifully. These '57 style Strats have a very comfy, moderately chunky D shape neck that sits very naturally in the hands. The maple board feels great under the fingers, and combined with the sparkly USA-made pickups, this has a lot of tonal definition and jangle... tasty tones. If there's a Strat-shaped hole in your heart, here's a terrific little charmer to light up your life.
Model: Fender Stratocaster '57 Reissue (ST57-58US)
Made: Japan, Dyna Plant, 1999-02 (MIJ, serial P064974)
Finish: 2-tone sunburst (2TS), 1-ply white guard
Neck: maple with maple board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius
Mods: back cover removed
Pickups: Fender USA ST-Vintage single coils
Case: basic non-original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has a minor mark on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has some light scuffs around the outside of the body but no major marks. Note the back cover is missing. The sides have a few minor marks: dimples on both horns and around from the jack and a small dent and some scuffs on the shoulder area. The front is pretty clean, just some dimples near the jack and on the shoulder as well as a dent on the top horn and some play wear on and around the guard. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have very some normal wear but are in good shape, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.