Up for sale, a 2019 Fender Modern Stratocaster SSS in near mint condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hangtags. An uncommon model made by Fender Japan and not otherwise available in the USA, this Stratocaster is sleek and elegant. Essentially a new spin on the popular Aerodyne-style platform, the Modern Stratocaster offers additional premium features including locking tuners, a "Modern C to D" neck profile shape with a smooth satin finish, compound fretboard radius, contoured neck heel, and trio of USA-made Fender Vintage Noiseless pickups.
The bound alder body has a belly contour and subtle forearm carve for optimal comfort, and the body is paired with a maple neck and slab 22 fret rosewood fretboard. The 4th generation Vintage Noiseless USA-made Fender pickups offer a bevy of traditional Strat tonalities from sparkling snap to bell-like chime, all without any hum! The guitar weighs 8lbs 3oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, low action and accurate intonation.
The maple neck has a "Modern C to D" profile carve, and this slender shape has lightly rolled fretboard edges and more shoulder in the higher registers, measuring .820" deep at the 1st fret and .895" at the 12th. The 22 fret rosewood fretboard has a compound 9.5-14" radius, and the medium jumbo fretwire is flawless. The guitar plays cleanly up the 25 1/2" scale, and the carved bone nut measures 42mm in width (1.650"). The headstock features a metallic Fender logo on the face, along with Schaller-made and Fender-branded locking chrome tuning machines.
The electronics function flawlessly, with a traditional Strat control array governing the Vintage Noiseless pickups. The two-point vibrato offers a smooth response for quick flutters and deeper dives, complete with its pop-in arm. Plastics include a white pearloid pickguard and cream knobs and pickup covers. The clear protective factory film is still intact on the rear tremolo cavity cover, a testament to the sparingly little use this guitar has seen since new. There are just a couple absolutely tiny nicks on the body as a whole, and the satin finish on the neck profile is flawless.
The original hangtags and Fender-branded padded gigbag is included.