Fender Strat, candy apple red, made in Japan 1993-4. This has got to be one of the lightest Strats we've ever had through the shop, at 3030g it's officially a featherweight champ. That makes for a fun feel: the chunky D-shape neck, resonant body and classic vintage hardware make for a lively, expressive experience. The tone on offer is snappy and crisp, balancing a piquant high end with a breathy fat bottom end and an understated, balanced midrange. The mint guard and perfect-toast-golden maple board pop nicely against the candy apple red body, the thing looks outstanding. This is just good old fashioned fun... we need more of that in life, right?

Model: Fender Stratocaster (ST57-53)
Made: Japan, Fujigen plant, 1993-4 (serial Q032112)
Finish: candy apple red (CAR), gloss poly, 3-ply mint green guard
Body: basswood
Neck: 1-piece maple inc board, moderate 'D' shape, 7.25" radius, 25.5" scale
Weight: 3.030kg
Mods: new 5-way switch installed, wiring refreshed, pickguard replaced, backplate removed and missing
Pickups: Fender Japan ST-Single single coil x3
Case: basic non original gig bag

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has minor scuffs on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, very minor dimples on the back only. The back has a long scratch in the finish only between the neck plate and cavity, as well as some dents around the cavity and dimples in the elbow area and top horn. The sides have minor dimples on both horns, the elbow area and near the jack. The front has some dimples on the back edge and elbow area and some standard play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (7.5/10).

Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets have minor wear only, 7/10 for life left. Setup with fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings. 

Listed5 months ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
  • ST-57 Stratocaster Reissue MIJ
  • Candy Apple Red
  • 1994
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Fretboard Material
  • Maple
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Model Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
  • Fender Vintage MIJ / CIJ
Product Family
  • Fender Stratocaster
Neck Construction
  • Bolt-On
Number of Frets
  • 21

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