Since the early 80's infamous 'JV' models, Japan has had a reputation for building some of the best vintage spec Stratocaster reissues around. With the prices of original 1950's Fender instruments unattainable for most players, this Fender Japan ST54-650 Stratocaster is the perfect option for those looking for a true vintage sounding Strat at a fraction of the price.
This 1989-1990 Fender Japan ST54-650 Stratocaster features an Alder body with a one piece Maple neck and fingerboard, and is finished in a period correct vintage 2 Tone Sunburst. Although a '54 reissue, the neck has a very defined 'V' shape that comes with later 50's style Fender necks, giving an authentically vintage feel to the instrument. As a slightly higher spec '650' model, this guitar features vintage wound USA made Fender single coil pickups, made to recreate that classic 50's Fender tone as closely as possible. A single ply white pick guard and Kluson style tuners round off this great guitar, which also retains its original tremolo arm and gig bag.
Condition / Originality:
This guitar is in excellent condition both internally and externally. There is very little cosmetic wear to the instrument, and the pickups, electronics and hardware are all original to the guitar. The frets are in good condition and have plenty of life in them. This guitar also includes a gig bag.