Squier MIJ Silver Series Stratocaster SST33 Black 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 is wearing a lovely streaky rosewood board and a classic coat of black-on-black; a classy and understated combo. The neck is magic in the hands: slim and comfy in profile, finished in satin and well-worn in and a superb piece of maple crafted very precisely. The expected Strat-spank is on deck and ready for action; this has a nicely balanced tone with plenty of attack and sparkle and a nice healthy dose of rounded lows. These absolutely run rings around new guitars twice the price (or more!) for playability and tone, so find your own little piece of MIJ goodness for a tasty dollar while they're still flying under the radar.
Model: Squier Silver Series Stratocaster, SST33-M
Made: Japan, Fujigen plant,1993-94 (serial N012495)
Finish: black, 3-ply black guard
Body: 'wood fibre', appears to be basswood
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius
Pickups: Fender Japan ST Single x3
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end and some discolouration. The neck has some play wear scuffs on the back edges and a few dimples, nothing nasty. The back has a number of light scuffs and surface scratches around the body, no major marks. The sides are pretty clean, just some dimples on the bottom horn and near the jack. The front has a few dimples behind the bridge, a scratch near the jack, a small chip and some dimples on the shoulder and some play wear on the guard and 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 strings.