Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST-43 Shell Pink 1998
Fender Japan J-Craft Standard Strat, shell pink, crafted in Japan 1997-00. Ooooh, that's pretty. These Japan Standard Strats are great little guitars. The recipe is pretty simple: take the '62 reissue Strat, add a satin finish neck, 9.5" radius and 90s decals. The neck is a dream, it feels so good: slim and quick, bend-friendly and made with amazing precision. The tone is very pleasing: classic Strat spank, with an understated fat rounded bass and a chiming, crystal clear treble. Shell pink is a non-catalog anomaly on this model; it looks so dang tasty. Twenty plus years of yellowing on the plastics and pink finish only adds to the appeal; it really pops on the shop wall and will surely do it's best work on stage. I love it, you'll love it, we all love it.
Model: Fender Japan J-Craft Standard Stratocaster (ST-43)
Made: Japan, Tokai plant, 1997-00 (serial O019182)
Finish: shell pink (SLP)
Neck: maple with maple board, satin finish, 9.5" radius, 25.5" scale
Pickup: Fender Japan ST-Current single coil x3
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and glossing on the back only. The back has a few little dimples around the body as well as a little crack in the finish only near the neck plate. The sides are pretty clean, no major marks. The front is nice and clean, just some dimples on the elbow area and near the jack and some play wear on the guard and top horn. 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 are looking pretty good, just some normal play wear; 7/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 11/49s.