Fender Standard Stratocaster Lake Placid Blue 2016

$ 621.07

Fender Standard Strat, lake placid blue, made in Mexico 2016. The Standard series ran from 2006-17 out of Mexico, and history has been pretty kind to them: the general consensus is that they’re very respectable guitars. This one is wearing a vibrant coat of lake placid blue, which pops nicely against the golden maple fretboard and cream guard. The neck is a fairly slim modern C shape, so it’s comfy and quick to play, and the 9.5″ radius makes for big clean bends up the neck when the blues takes you. The tone is bright and zesty, with a clear snappy attack that will sit on top of a mix nicely. Smooth stuff.

Model: Fender Standard Stratocaster (ST43)
Made: Mexico, 2016 (serial MX16710784)
Finish: lake placid blue (LPB), gloss poly
Body: alder
Weight: 3.420kg
Neck: maple with maple, board, satin finish, 9.5″ radius, 25.5″ scale, modern C shape
Mods: 5-way switch and volume pot replaced, knobs replaced, nut slots filled and re-cut
Pickup: Fender Standard single coil x3
Case: none

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some dimples on the end and bottom edge and some scuffs on the top edge. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and rub wear on the back only. The back has some dimples around the trem cavity, elbow area and bottom horn. The sides have minor dimples around the whole body as well as some surface scratches near the jack. The front has a dent between the bridge and jack plate, some dimples on the back edge and elbow area, scuffs on the top horn and standard play wear on the guard and horns. Overall: very good condition (8/10)

Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. The frets are in reasonable shape, there’s some normal wear but no major buzz issues, 7/10 for fret life left. Set up with fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.