(SOLD) Squier Japan Silver Series Stratocaster SST33 Black 1992
Squier SST33 Silver Series Strat, made in Japan in 1992-3 . The Silver Series heralded a return to Japanese manufacturing for Squier, and were very well received at the time owing to the excellent build quality from the legendary Fujigen factory. On arrival, we blessed this one with a new black guard and a fresh wiring harness, so it's a little bit fancy under the hood. The neck is a delight: straight, stable and slim, it's a quick and comfy player with just enough miles to feel perfectly played in. The maple board model is a little harder to find than the more common rosewood option, and with some play wear on the satin finish, this is looking superb. The tone on these defies their price: it sounds thick and juicy through the low end, balanced by an eloquent and chirpy top end, it's very satisfying indeed. These are a super fun Strat, perfect as a modding platform, but even if you do nothing to it, it just makes you feel good.
Model: Squier Silver Series Stratocaster, SST33-M
Made: Japan, Fujigen plant, 1992-3 (serial M019104)
Finish: black, 3-ply black guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius
Mods: wiring harness replaced (all pots, switch, cap), guard replaced
Pickups: Fender Japan ST Single x3
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor dimples on the end and some light scratches on the back. The neck has no major marks, just some minor dimples and rub wear on the back and board. The back has widespread light scuffs and dimples, most notably near the neck plate and around the back edge; no major marks. The sides have minor scuffs and dimples around the whole body, no major marks. The front has a few light scuffs and scratches behind the bridge, in the elbow area and on the top horn. Overall: good condition (7/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have minor wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.