(SOLD) Squier Japan Silver Series Stratocaster SST33 Sunburst 1993
Squier SST33 Silver Series Strat, made in Japan in 1993/4 in sunburst. 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. This one has a tasty aged maple board; it looks awesome paired with the slighty worn sunburst finish. The neck is awesome in the hands: it's an arrow-straight high quality piece of maple with a slick satin finish and enough hours to feel like an honest working guitar. Tone-wise, this benefits from some added clarity owing to some Fender Noiseless pickups and upgraded electronics. The classic 'Strat spank' is absolutely on deck; it's got that bluesy wail absolutely down-pat. These leave new Squier options (and some much more expensive guitars, too) for dead in terms of playability and tone, so join a cute little club and add this to your stash.
Model: Squier Silver Series Stratocaster, SST33-M
Made: Japan, Fujigen plant, 1993-94 (serial O010353)
Finish: 3-tone sunburst, 3-ply cream guard
Body: 'wood fibre', appears to be basswood
Neck: maple with maple board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius, moderate D style shape
Mods: pickups, switch, jack and pots replaced, pickguard replaced
Pickups: Fender Noiseless single coil x3
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some dimples on the end and bottom edge and some discolouration. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor scuffs and dimples on the back only. The back has scuffs on the back and bottom edges, dimples around the cavity and some surface scratches near the neck joint and on the top horn. The sides have minor dimples and surface scratches around the whole body, no major marks. The front has a chip on the top edge in the elbow area, dimples up from the pickups and behind the bridge, a circular trem arm scuff near the jack and some play wear on the guard and horns. 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 some normal wear but no major buzz issues, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 strings.