Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Black 2002-4
Fender '72 Strat, black on black, crafted in Japan 2002-4. The large CBS-style headstock on Strats like this caused plenty of controversy in the 60s and 70s, but these days, it's generally regarded to look cool. Paired with the always practical black-on-black with a streaky rosewood board, it's a tidy look with a nudge of attitude: you really can't put a foot wrong here. The neck is slim and super sturdy; a perfect companion as a main player and super easy to move around on. The USA pickups allow a little extra breath through the mids and treble to come through; they're articulate, juicy and definitely translate that classic Strat-spank we came here for. This would be equally at home earning real dollars at corporate gigs or sweating it out with the other all-black wearing nonconformists; it's a perfect gigging guitar.
Model: Fender '72 Reissue Stratocaster (ST72-58US)
Made: Japan, 2002-04 (serial Q054898)
Finish: black (BK)
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.25" radius, 25.5" scale
Pickups: Fender USA ST-vintage single coils
Case: very basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. The neck is pretty clean, no major marks. The back has some very light scuffs but no major marks. The sides are also very clean, just some very light scuffs on the top horn, shoulder area and around from the knobs. The front is also in great shape, just some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is very low, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some very light wear, 9/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/46s.