(SOLD) Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000

Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000
Fender Japan Standard Stratocaster ST43 Shell Pink 2000

Fender Japan Standard Strat, made in Japan 1999-02, shell pink. These J-Craft Strats are such great guitars, they're a bit of a hidden gem. The neck is awesome: it's a slim C style shape, similar to a '62 reissue, but with a more modern 9.8" radius and a slick satin finish, so it's very easy on the hand. The tone on offer is a convincingly juicy take on the classic Strat-spank: there's a balanced sweetness through the top end and a percussive, assured bass response that is a whole lot of fun to play with. We get plenty of these through in white or sunburst, but a gorgeous faded shell pink like this is a rare treat. It's yellowed with age to a peachy glow, which is exactly how you'll feel inside when it lands at your place.

Model: Fender J-Craft Standard Stratocaster (ST-43)
Made: Japan, 1999-02, Dyna plant (serial P004288)
Finish: shell pink (SHP), 3-ply white guard
Body: basswood
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 9.8" radius
Weight: 3.530kg
Mods: none
Pickups: Fender Japan ST-Single x3  
Case: none

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor dimples on the end and bottom edge, as well as a little nick next to the 'Stratocaster' logo on the front. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has a couple of minor scuffs around the cavity and some shallow dents on the back edge and bottom corner. The sides have some minor scuffs on the top horn, some dings and scuffs on the elbow area, some dimples and scuffs on the back edge and near the jack. The front has some dimples on the top horn, elbow area and near the jack, as well as some standard play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10).

Playing condition notes: neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have minor wear only; 7/10 for fret life left. Setup with fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings. 


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