Squier MIJ 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 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, 1-ly white guard
Body: 'wood fibre', appears to be basswood
Neck: maple with maple board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius
Mods: switch and pots replaced, re-wired
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 is clean and smooth in the hands, minor scuffs on the back only. The back has a number of surface scratches and light scuffs around the outside of the body, no major marks though. Note the back cover is missing. The sides have a few little dimples on both horns, near the jack and on the shoulder. The front us pretty clean, just some dimples behind the bridge, a small chip on the shoulder and some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: good condition (7.5/10)
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.