Fender Made in Japan Traditional 60s Stratocaster Candy Tangerine 2017
Fender MIJ Trad 60s Strat, candy tangerine, 2017. Phwoarr that's orange! This finish isn't one you see around a lot, but boy... it's got a muscle-car cool that's equal parts obnoxious and charming. The metallic finish has a nice depth to it and it's gaudy brightness is nicely offset by the charming mint guard and dark rosewood board; the guitar equivalent of 'business at the front, party at the back'. This arrived basically brand new; we peeled the plastics off the guard on arrival for photos; so save for a couple of little dents it's a very clean guitar with perfect unplayed frets. The slim neck with trad 7.25" radius is an absolute delight; it's supremely easy to play and a fast friend for sure. Combined with a lightweight body, this is an effortless player. Tone-wise, the vintage-voiced pickups dole out plenty of spank and sparkle, balanced by a thick, tight bass. It's got that classic Strat-thing; no nasty surprises there. If you're going to nab a Strat, it may as well be the orangest ever, right?
Model: Fender Made in Japan Traditional 60s Stratocaster
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 2017 (serial JD17039413)
Finish: candy tangerine, 3-ply mint guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius
Pickups: Fender Japan ST-Vintage single coils
Case: basic gig bag inc original hang tags and docs
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock and neck very clean. The back has a minor dimple down from the cavity cover, otherwise it's unmarked. The sides are clean save for a minor scuff around from the knobs. The front is also pretty good, save for a pair of small dents near the back edge as pictured. 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 look brand new, 10/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10-46 strings.