Fender 1998 American Standard Strat in honey blonde, heaps of mods. This is a unique beast indeed. The body, guard, bridge etc is all from an Am Std, the neck is an MIJ Strat neck dating to 93/94. The neck is from one of the non-vintage reissue Fujigen made Strats, so you get a modern slim profile and a nice satin finish that's super easy to move around on. The electronics have had a comprehensive once-over: Custom Shop pickups, a mid-boost circuit, hum reducing inductor, oil paper cap... it's pretty hot under the hood. This is one of those guitars that doesn't really make sense on paper, but it all adds up in the hands. It feels perfect, the pickups sound amazing, the blonde finish looks awesome... It's a super sweet Strat. Take a chance and thank me later!
Model: Fender American Standard Stratocaster
Made: USA body dated 24 Sep 98, MIJ neck dates to 1993/4 (serial P020544)
Finish: Honey Blonde, 3-ply aged white pearl guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Mods: MIJ replacement neck fitted, Custom Shop pickups fitted, electronics mods include 'Erase Box' noise reduction inductor, Vitamin-Q oil paper capacitor and passive mid-boost circuit fitted to second tone knob
Neck, middle and bridge pickup: Fender Custom Shop Fat 50s (not 100% sure on model)
Cosmetic condition notes: Minor finish wear. There's a couple of dings on the back and a sticker-mark on the back plate. The body has a few dimples and scratches. The neck, despite dating to 93/94, looks basically new. Overall: very good condition.
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have been played, but the wear is pretty minor, 8/10. It's a mixed-up girl, but it really works.