Beautiful MIJ 1996 Fender Stratocaster in satin Daphne Blue, with mint pickguard and nicely aged pickup covers and control knobs. 50th anniversary year model. As was typical with the last guitars made in Japan, it has a '62 body but a '54 neck (they were using up the parts they had left in stock at the time).
The body has been refinished in a satin Daphne Blue at some point and the frets on the neck have just been flatted, crowned and polished by a luthier. They look like new.
There are a few minor marks on the body and neck but nothing that would show up majorly on photos. For a 22 year old guitar it is in excellent overall condition.
The guitar plays well with a nice action and sounds really good, everything you could want from a Strat. No scratchy pots or controls. All in all a very nice Japanese Fender Strat and great value compared with other similar guitars on sale elsewhere.