(SOLD) Session Stage Series ST Style Pewter Grey c1995
Session Stage Series, grey, made in Korea around 1995. The Session brand was the project of major Australian importer Electric Factory, the first runs being made in Japan before moving production to Korea in due course. This one seems to be a later example from Korea. It's pretty nicely put together, with decent frets and finish work and sturdy hardware. The pickups are pretty good too, there's a crisp snappy tone with plenty of natural roundness and punch. If you're after a handy little beginner guitar or a fun modding platform, there's plenty of fun to be had here. And yep, sorry about the paint splatter!
Model: Session Stage Series ST Style
Made: Korea, mid 90s approx (no serial, best estimate)
Finish: pewter grey, 1-ply black guard
Body: basswood (best estimate)
Neck: maple with ebonite board, 25.5" scale, 12" radius
Pickups: basic single coil x2, humbucker x1
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has a paint splatter on the bottom corner, as well widespread minor dimples. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has widespread dimples and scuffs around the whole body. The sides have dimples and scuffs around the whole body, as well as a dent or two on the top horn. The front has widespread scuffs around the whole body but no major marks. 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. The frets have some normal wear but are playing okay, 7/10 for life left. Setup with fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.