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1995 Fender Stratocaster ‘57 Vintage Reissue ST57-53 Candy Apple Red, Japan MIJ

$1,099.99

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Up for sale, a 1995 Fender Stratocaster ‘57 vintage reissue model ST57-53 in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This “Made in Japan” Strat features a basswood body and one-piece maple neck. The ceramic magnet pickups have more punch and power than the typical alnico variety, sounding distinct in all positions on the five-way switch. The neck pickup is authoritative and full-sounding, and the bridge has a sparkling cut. Weighing 7lbs 9oz, this Strat has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Moderately chunky C, measuring .860” 1st fret, .970” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Maple, 7 1/4” vintage-spec radius
-Frets: Slender, no wear
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm), bone
-Tuners: Kluson-style Gotoh
-Serialization: “Made in Japan”, N-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Basswood
-Pickups: Ceramic magnet single coils
-Controls: Volume, Tone x2
-Hardware: Vintage-style vibrato
-Plastics: One-ply white pickguard, yellowed pickup covers/knobs

Cosmetic wear on the gloss Candy Apple Red finish includes a number of minor dings on the back and perimeter, as well a couple small chips, and faint buckle rash on the back at the belly contour. The neck profile retains its smooth ambered gloss, with a scant few shallow nicks along the profile length that have no impact on playability.

A faux leather gigbag is included.