Fender '57 Stratocaster in three tone sunburst with some light finish wear. The black fades to a really nice subtle brown colour, it's got a classy look to it. The maple neck has a nice round profile to it, it's not super slim but is comfortable and reassuring. It's had plenty of hours of play, you can see it in the scratches and dings, but also feel it in the neck; it's got a certain mojo about it. It has that nice sparkly, warm, bright Strat-attack that's perfect for playing lead on. All in all, a tasty Strat that looks and sounds great.
Model: Stratocaster, '57 Reissue (ST57-58US)
Year: 1999-02 (Serial P042881)
Made in: Japan
Finish: Three tone sunburst, 1-ply white guard
Neck: Maple with maple board, dot inlays
Neck pickup: stock Fender USA Vintage ST style, 5.96k ohms
Middle pickup: stock Fender USA Vintage ST style, 6.24k ohms
Bridge pickup: stock Fender USA Vintage ST style, 6.24k ohms
Cosmetic condition notes: Some noticeable finish wear. There's a number of scratches, chips and dings on the front and back of the body. There's quite a large ding in the top horn. The back plate is missing. The single ply guard is lifting very slightly, under 1mm. It all adds up to a legitimate light relic; a nice balance between distressed and clean.
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good. Frets have some wear, but there's plenty of life in them and there's no major pitting. Recently been through a Topshelf setup with 10/46 John Pearse strings.