(SOLD) Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Lake Placid Blue 1998
Fender Japan J-Craft Standard Strat, lake placid blue, crafted in Japan 1997-00. The Japan Standard Strat was a long running model sold exclusively on the domestic Japan market. You get a slim '62 style neck shape, but in this case it's topped with a cool 9.5" maple board and finished in satin. The neck feels great in the hands, it's a really great piece of maple. The lake placid finish has yellowed and mellowed over the years to a warmer hue, paired with the aged plastics and the 90s era decals, this has a cool understated summery look to it. Plugged in, you get heaps of spank and sparkle and a balanced, warm take on the classic Strat sound. These punch well beyond their price and will surely put a smile on your dial.
Model: Fender Japan J-Craft Standard Stratocaster (ST43)
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 1997-00 (serial O070825)
Finish: lake placid blue (LPB)
Neck: maple with maple board, satin finish, 9.5" radius, 25.5" scale
Pickup: Fender Japan ST-Current single coil x3
Case: basic non-original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has a few dimples on the end and bottom edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, there's some rub wear and dimples on the back and a couple of small dents on the board. The back has a couple of dimples on the horns and some scuffs in the bottom corner and along the back edge, nothing nasty. The sides have a dent on the top horn, dimples in the elbow area and near the jack and some scuffs on the bottom horn. The front has a few dimples behind the bridge, near the jack and in the elbow area, as well as some small dents on the top horn horn and the standard 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 are looking good, minor wear only, 8/10 for life left. Set up with fresh 10/46 strings.