Since the early 80's infamous 'JV' models, Japan has had a reputation for building some of the best vintage spec Stratocaster reissues around. As with many rarer vintage Fender guitars, players frequently turn to Fender models made in Japan to get period correct vintage spec instruments at a fraction of the price, all the while embodying the kind of craftsmanship and attention to detail that MIJ instruments have become so renowned for.
This 2006-08 Fender Japan '57 Stratocaster features a Basswood body with a Maple neck and fingerboard. Although a '54 reissue, the neck has a distinctly sharper, more V shaped profile as opposed to the traditional more rouded '54 style profile. As a DMC model, this guitar features upgraded DiMarzio single coil pickups, with a hotter vintage voiced output than other Japanese made Strats. As with all Fender Japan models, this guitar is finished exceptionally, with a vintage style 2 tone Sunburst and single ply pickguard. This guitar also features a striking grain to the Ash body that adds to its looks. This guitar also features period correct Kluson style tuners, and retains its original tremolo arm and gig bag.
Condition / Originality:
This guitar is in excellent condition both internally and externally. 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.