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2008 Fender Stratocaster ‘57 Vintage Reissue ST57-78TX Sunburst w/ USA Pickups & Tags, Japan CIJ


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Up for sale, a 2008 Fender Stratocaster ‘57 vintage reissue model ST57-78TX in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original gigbag and hangtags. This upper-tiered “Crafted in Japan” model was produced exclusively for the Japanese domestic market and is uncommon outside of its country of origin, featuring a trio of USA-made Fender Custom Shop Texas Special pickups.

Tonewoods include an alder body and one-piece maple neck, ensuring a clear, balanced platform for the Texas Specials pickups. These Custom Shop Fender single coils match vintage spec with black fiber bobbins, cloth-covered leads and staggered alnico magnets, delivering a bevy of sparkling classic Strat tonalities with a slightly aggressive overwound snap. The bridge is twangy and chewy, and the neck has a full, bell-like clarity, and the “in-between” positions have ample hollow quack. This Strat weighs 7lbs 5oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Slender C, full shoulders, measuring .825” 1st fret, .930” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Maple, 7 1/4” vintage-spec radius
-Frets: Slender, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm)
-Tuners: Kluson-style Gotoh
-Serialization: “Crafted in Japan”, S-prefix

Body Specs:

-Pickups: USA Texas Special pickups
-Controls: Volume x1, Tone x2, five-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Vintage-style vibrato with original arm
-Plastics: One-ply pickguard, gently aged knobs

The gloss two-tone Sunburst finish exhibits just a few minor dings and light finish scratches on the body as a whole. The smooth ambered gloss on the neck profile is immaculate.

The original Fender-branded gigbag is included, along with the hangtags, one of which is serialized and dated to July 3rd, 2008.