Up for sale, a 2010 Fender Stratocaster '57 vintage reissue model ST57 in excellent condition and in perfect working order with a gloss Fiesta Red custom color finish, complete with the original hangtags. Made in Japan, this guitar was crafted exclusively for the Japanese domestic market and is rarely seen outside its country of origin. Weighing 7lbs 8oz, the guitar features the original trio of ceramic magnet Fender single coils which have a clear sound with more punch and top end snap than most alnico magnet varieties. Professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and strung with fresh 10-46 strings, this Strat is ready for stage and studio use.
The maple neck has a quintessential medium C shape profile carve with nicely rounded shoulders and faintly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .830" deep at the 1st fret, graduating to .915" at the 12th. The smooth ambered gloss finish on the profile and fretboard is flawless, and the original slender fretwire shows virtually no wear. The truss rod is responsive and optimally adjusted, the neck is straight, and the guitar plays well in all registers. The guitar adheres to vintage Fender spec with a 7 1/4" fretboard radius on the 25 1/2" scale, and the nut measures 1 11/16" in width. On the headstock, the Kluson-style Gotoh tuning machines have the correct vintage look, turn smoothly, and hold pitch well.
All of the electronics work as they should, and the guitar features a five-way pickup selector switch and traditional Strat control array. The chrome hardware is quite clean, and the plastic parts include cream pickup covers and knobs, contrasting with the single-ply white pickguard. Cosmetic wear on the gloss Fiesta Red finish is limited to a couple shallow dings on the bass side on the back and a few extremely faint finish scratches in the clear coat.
A padded gigbag is included, along with the original hangtags.