1986 Fender Stratocaster ‘57 Vintage Reissue ST57-55 Sunburst, Near-Mint, Japan MIJ Fujigen

$ 1399.99

Up for sale, a 1986 Fender Stratocaster ‘57 vintage reissue model ST57-55 in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This early “Made in Japan” Strat was crafted at the Fujigen factory during the golden era of Fender Japan production, uncommon outside of its country of origin.

With a basswood body and one-piece maple neck, this Strat weighs 7lbs 12oz. The trio of alnico magnet ST-Vintage pickups feature staggered pole pieces, delivering a range of traditional Strat tonalities. The bridge pickup has a sparkling snap, the neck pickup has a throaty fullness while remaining articulate, and there’s a spank and hollow cut at the “in-between” positions on the five-way pickup selector switch. This ST57-55 Stratocaster has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Slender C, full shoulders, measuring .825” 1st fret, .920” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Maple, 7 1/4” vintage-spec radius
-Frets: Slender, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm), bone
-Tuners: Kluson-style, Gotoh
-Headstock: Spaghetti logo, small blue “55” sticker on back of peghead denotes original model tier and price (¥55,000)
-Serialization/Dating: “Made in Japan,” E-prefix, 10-17-86 pencil date on neck heel

Body Specs:

-Wood: Basswood
-Pickups: ST-Vintage single coil x3
-Harness: Untouched solder, full-size Japanese pots date to July, 1986
-Hardware: Vintage-style vibrato, jack cup
-Plastics: One-ply white pickguard, knobs

This Stratocaster has survived the last nearly four decades in remarkable shape, with cosmetic wear on the gloss two-tone Sunburst finish limited to a bit of scuffing along the pick path and a couple faint finish scratches on the back. The ambered gloss on the neck profile is immaculate.

A gigbag is included.