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2008 Fender Stratocaster ‘57 Vintage Reissue ST57-TX Black w/ USA Pickups & Hangtags, Japan CIJ


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Up for sale, a 2008 Fender Stratocaster ‘57 vintage reissue model ST57-TX in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hangtag and manual. 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 a 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 pickup is sparkling and chewy and the neck has a full, bell-like bark, with a range of quintessential Strat tonalities in-between. This Strat weighs 7lbs 15oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Medium C, measuring .840” 1st fret, .940” 12th fret
-Fretboard: 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:

-Wood: Alder
-Pickups: Fender Custom Shop Texas Special x3
-Controls: Volume, Tone x2, Five-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Six-point vibrato (vintage-style)
-Plastics: One-ply white pickguard, knobs

The gloss Black finish is extremely well-kept, with just a couple tiny nicks on the back and a few faint finish scratches in the clear coat. The neck profile retains its smooth ambered gloss.

A gigbag is included, along with the serialized hangtag and manual.