Used Fender Stratocaster '57 Reissue US Blonde 1997-00
Fender Stratocaster, '57 reissue in US Blonde, crafted in Japan. This finish is nice! You can see a bit of grain peeking through underneath the thin blonde finish, combined with the clean maple board, this is a total stunner. The neck is a nice round moderate 'C' profile, it's been sanded and refinished to a matte finish. It must've been a professional job, as it's perfectly done and feels exceptional; it's a great little mod. She also features factory fitted US pickups, which offer plenty of bite and are nice and responsive. This one ticks all the boxes, it's one of those immaculate players that's hard to put down, it has the perfect 'strat-spank', and looks phenomenal.
Model: Stratocaster, '57 Reissue (ST57-58US)
Year: 1997-2000 (serial O060510)
Made in: Japan
Finish: US Blonde, white single ply guard
Neck: Maple with maple board, dot inlays
Mods: Back of neck sanded to remove gloss, refinished in matte
Neck pickup: Fender USA Vintage ST, 5.99k ohms
Middle pickup: Fender USA Vintage ST, 6.17k ohms
Bridge pickup: Fender USA Vintage ST, 6.03k ohms
Cosmetic condition notes: Pretty clean. The occasional ding and scratch on the body, nothing especially noticeable. The guard is sitting pretty flush and has a bit of normal play-wear. The chrome and plastic parts have discoloured a little but are in good shape, they're looking nice. As noted, the back of the neck has been sanded and refinished to a matte finish. Overall condition: good to excellent.
Playing condition notes: Action is very low, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets are in good condition, there's a little wear but in no danger of needing a dress. The refinished neck is a nice touch, it feels fantastic and silky-smooth. Recently been through a Topshelf setup with John Pearse 11/50 pure nickel strings. Tasty player!