Fender American Vintage ’57 Stratocaster 1987 Candy Apple Red Nitro Finish all Case Candy and OHSC

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Fender American Vintage ’57 Stratocaster 1987 Candy Apple Red Nitro Finish all Case Candy and OHSC

A fantastic Fender Stratocaster loaded with vibe that plays and sounds like a dream. This 1987 / 57 Reissue Strat has seen some action, but the mild checking and aging to the finish, buckle rash at the rear and over all signs of player wear only help to turn this 1987 beauty into the kind of guitar players pay top dollar to have recreated in a relic form at Fender’s legendary custom shop. 

The red nitro has faded to the gold nitro
lacquer primer just adding to the rich luscious vibe of the Strat. This was the process Fender used to create their Candy Apple
Red finish. The body has some scratches and dings, all from normal play ware.
Another cool thing is the aging of the plastics. The pickguard, knobs, switch
tip and pickup covers has a nice yellowing tint, all a sign of the natural aging of 35 years. All of the metal hardware has an incredible patina look to it.

Matching pot codes are stamped
1378717 denoting the CTS Co., made on the 17th week of 1987. Original 3-way
switch is still on, the additional 5-way switch is included. The neck is
beautiful, checking on both sides of the headstock. Pencil dated 8-11-87 at the
butt. Neck has a 7.25 radius, nice medium U shape profile. Minimal fretware,
frets have plenty of life. There is some nitro finish chipping around the tuner
area as well as the upper end of the frets, nothing to affect the playability
of the neck. The tuners have real nice patina to them.

This fabulous
35-year-old Candy Apple Red Strat has been freshly set up with .9-.42 strings. Included
is the original vintage tweed case in very good condition (film is still on the
latches) with keys, manuals, additional 5-way switch, ashtray bridge cover,
tremolo arm, unopened polishing cloth, spring envelope with 2 tremolo springs,
guitar strap and cable.


  • Make: Fender
  • Model: Stratocaster
  • Sub-Model: ’57 Reissue
  • Year: 1987
  • Finish: Nitrocellulose
  • Finish Type: Nitrocellulose
  • Country: USA
  • Serial #: V027542
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Weight: 7 lbs 13.5 oz
  • Body Shape: Stratocaster
  • Body Type: Solid
  • Body Wood: Alder
  • Scale Length: 25.5″
  • Neck Joint: Bolt-on
  • Neck Wood: Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss Nitrocellulose
  • Finger Board: Maple
  • Neck Radius: 7.25″
  • Neck Profile: Medium U
  • Inlays: Black Dot
  • Nut Width: 1.65″
  • Nut: Bone
  • Frets: 21 Medium Tall
  • Pickup Config: SSS
  • Neck Pickup: Fender Proprietary Single Coil
  • Middle Pickup: Fender Proprietary Single Coil
  • Bridge Pickup: Fender Proprietary Single Coil
  • Pickguard: Single-Ply White
  • Pots: 1-Volume, 2-Tone
  • Switch: 3-Way Blade Switch
  • Hardware: Nickel
  • Tuning Machines: Fender Vintage Style 6 in Line with Oval Heads
  • Bridge: Fender Vintage-Style Standard Synchronized Tremolo
  • Knobs: White Top Hat
  • String Gauge: 9-42
  • Case: Original Hard Shell Case


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American Vintage '57 Stratocaster