Squier Stratocaster SST30 Sunburst MIJ 1987
Squier SST30 Strat, made in Japan 1987, sunburst. These early Japanese made Squiers are exceptional guitars. These E serial examples were made in the same factory by the same hands as the Fender Japan models of the era, a couple of short years after the famed JV serial instruments announced a return to form for Fender in 1982-4. This has one of *those* necks: it's a gorgeous piece of tightly grained maple with lovely concentric waves extending up the back, paired with a streaky, luxurious piece of open-pore rosewood; there's a lovely little black on the board line up near the body joint to give it some extra visual character. It's magic in the hands: the slim C style profile is an instant winner and it just feels extraordinary. The tone is great too: shimmering, sparkly treble paired with a thick and fast low end that adds a fun rhythmic quality to all your lines. It's hard to believe this guitar is over three decades old; save for the yellowed plastics and smoky chrome, it could almost be made this year. The burst finish is understated and classy, it really lets the dark board and golden headstock do the talking and just gets about it's business. it's no secret that we love these MIJ Squiers around here, and when you touch this one, you'll be in the same boat.
Model: Squier Stratocaster SST30
Made: Japan, neck date 27 Feb 1987, Fujigen plant (serial E753334)
Finish: vintage white, white 3-ply guard
Neck: maple, rosewood slab board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius
Pickups: Squier Japan SQ-3 ceramic bar single coil x3
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has a handful of light scuffs, no major marks. The sides have a couple of dimples on the bottom horn and near the jack, no major marks. The front has a few light scuffs around the elbow area and some play wear on the top horn and guard. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
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 life left. Setup with fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.