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2010 Fender Stratocaster '57 Vintage Reissue Electric Guitar ST57 Sunburst w/ Hangtags, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2010 Fender Stratocaster '57 vintage reissue model ST57 in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hangtags. Made in Japan, this guitar was crafted exclusively for the Japanese domestic market, rarely seen outside its country of origin. Featherweight at 6lbs 12oz, 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 one-piece maple neck has a slender C-shaped profile carve with nicely rounded shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .805" deep at the 1st fret, graduating to .900" at the 12th. The fretboard has a vintage spec 7 1/4" radius with flawless slender fretwire. The truss rod is responsive and optimally adjusted, the neck is straight, and the guitar plays well in all registers up the 25 1/2" scale. The nut measures 1.650" (42mm) 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 positively gleaming, and the plastic parts include bright white pickup covers and knobs and the single-ply white pickguard. Cosmetic wear on the gloss two-tone Sunburst finish is limited to one small finish chip on the top body edge at the bass-side waist, and just a couple additional faint finish scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole. The ambered gloss finish on the neck is flawless.

A padded gigbag is included, along with the original hangtags.