Fender Japan Hybrid 50s Stratocaster Sherwood Green 2019
Fender Japan Hybrid 50s Strat, sherwood green, 2019. Really, I needn't say more, but here goes. Sherwood green is one of those finishes I get asked for all the time, but save for a few Custom Shop models, you never see around. Fender Japan did a limited run of sherwood guitars and basses in 2019, and this was amongst them. It's almost brand new in condition; a handful of minuscule marks differentiate it from a brand new item. Needless to say, the finish is superb and looks absolutely stunning. The Hybrid 50s model borrows some elements from 50s Strats: a fat D-shape maple neck with a maple board, a single ply guard, the 'spaghetti' logo, trad wiring and vintage voiced pickups. It also throws a bit of 21st century in there: 9.5" flat-ish fingerboard radius and smooth two point trem. That adds up nicely in the hands; it feels great. There's plenty of spank and sparkle in the tone, balanced by a certain fatness and heft to the attack. Every guitar should be this finish, right?
Model: Fender Japan Hybrid 50s Stratocaster
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 2019 (serial JD19005919)
Finish: sherwood green, 1-ply black guard
Neck: 1-piece maple w/ skunk stripe, moderate 'D' shape, 7.25" radius, satin finish
Pickups: Fender Japan ST-Vintage single coil x3
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock and neck have no major marks. Back has a few light scuffs on the cavity cover and around the belly carve, no major marks. The sides have no major marks. The front is also nice and clean, minor play wear on the guard and horn only. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets look basically new, 10/10 for fret life left. Setup with fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.