Fender Strat, '57 reissue with the maple board in classy tuxedo-style black and white. You can't go wrong with a black Strat, especially a fairly early Japanese model in clean condition! The mid 80s Fenders from the Fujigen plant are starting to fetch large sums, so a 1990 model provides the same quality for a much nicer price. The maple neck and board has been 'played in', it feels great and looks cool with some natural wear. She's nice and light with perfect low action and that nice strat-balance; this one feels good, looks classic and sounds great!
Model: Stratocaster, '57 Reissue (ST57-65)
Year: 1990 (serial J034087)
Made in: Japan
Finish: Black, white single ply guard
Neck: Maple with maple board, dot inlays
Neck pickup: stock Fender Japan ST style, 5.73k ohms
Middle pickup: stock Fender Japan ST style, 5.93k ohms
Bridge pickup: stock Fender Japan ST style, 5.86k ohms
Cosmetic condition notes: Normal finish wear. There's a few dings and scratches around the body, nothing too dramatic. The back plate is a little cracked around the screws from some over-tightening. There's some finger wear on the board which looks really cool. The pickups and knobs have yellowed significantly. The one ply guard has lifted very slightly off the body, under 1mm. Play wear around the pickups etc. Nothing unusual for a guitar that's 27 this year... It won't be joining the '27 club' anytime soon though!
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets are in good condition, there's some wear but a full dress is a while off being needed. Recently been through a Topshelf setup with John Pearse 10/46 pure nickel strings. Has that perfect low action to make it nice and easy.