Squier CST30 Strat, made in Japan 1984-7, olympic white. These mids 80s Squier instruments are truly exceptional; they were hailed as brilliantly made in their day and their renown has grown and grown over the last few decades. This one is a beaten up olympic white Strat with the big 70s headstock.. franky, that's a winning combo if ever there was one. The neck features a delightful piece of well-played-in maple and a dark chocolate rosewood board; there's a mojo you can 'feel' straight away. The body is light and the loud unplugged volume gives away the resonance; there's some great 'bones' on offer. If you're after a vintage Strat that'll easily take it to USA made stuff at three or four times the price, this will put a smile on your dial.
Model: Squier Stratocaster CST30
Made: Japan, Fujigen plant, (serial E680680)
Finish: olympic white (OWH), 3-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays, 9.5" radius, modern C profile
Pickups: Squier Japan SQ-3 Singles
Cosmetic condition notes: moderate finish wear. There's some marks on the end, bottom edge and back of the headstock. The neck has a couple of dings on the back, nothing really noticeable during play; board is pretty clean. The back has some widespread dents and scratches, none are nasty; cavity cover is missing. The sides have a fair few dings and little chips, the most noteworthy are near the jack and knobs and on the shoulder carve area. The front us cleaner, just some dents and play wear on the top horn, scratches on the guard, sounds dents around the edge and handful of scratches behind the bridge. Overall condition: good condition (6.5/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is very low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have minor wear; 7/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/46s.