Fender Japan ST-Champ Mini Stratocaster Sunburst 1994
Fender ST-Champ Mini Strat, sunburst, made in Japan 1993-4. These are a cute and quirky little thing! Fender was making a miniature version of the Strat and P Bass for a handful of years in the mid 90s; this is the 'Champ' model with a built-in amp and speaker. You can plug it in like a normal guitar; the tone is pretty hi-fi and works nicely. The internal amp cranks out a fairly nasty crunch; it's not exactly gig worthy but it's a lot of fun for riffing on the couch. The neck is a nice piece of maple and rosewood; they didn't skimp on materials and it feels tidy and well made. If you're after a fun little player for your loungeroom that doubles as a nice little collector's piece, this little Champ is a fun contender.
Model: Fender Japan ST-Champ
Made: Japan, 1993-4, Fujigen plant (serial O007035)
Finish: 3-tone sunburst (3TS) , 1-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 10" radius, 24" scale
Pickup: Fender Japan Dragster humbucker
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has a couple of minor marks on the bottom edge. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has a handful of light scuffs but no major marks. The sides have a few things to note: a reasonable chip near the rear strap pin, another on the bottom horn, and some dimples near the jack. The front is pretty clean, just some minor scuffs behind the bridge and play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. There's some minor fret wear only, they're in great shape; 8/10 for fret life left. All electrics tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 11/49s.