I need your help to identify the model of this Japan stratocaster

northernlights

Strat-Talk Member
Jan 1, 2018
42
Istanbul
This guitar is alike st54-95ls but truss rod is not old style and string tree is different. I couldn't find any guitar like this. Let's say the owner changed the string tree to butterfly style but i cant explain the truss rod. It has 9v mid boost and cover on the back, tbx tone pot, 22 frets. Just like 54-95ls. Truss rod plug is black plastic not walnut.
 

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MGW-AB

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Jun 6, 2020
585
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I am assuming those screenshots are from an ad for a guitar for sale and not of your own personal guitar.
You seem to have at least some understanding of what you're looking at.
If you have questions that the owner cannot answer then I would say definitely don't buy it.
 

archetype

Fiend of Leo's
Silver Member
Nov 26, 2016
4,364
Western NY, USA
As others have said, more pictures are needed. The more of the following that can be provided, the closer the experts can get to identifying the guitar:

- Neck pocket
- Back of the neck above the heel
- Flat of the neck heel
- End of the neck heel
- Back of the headstock
- Back of the body
- Body routes
- Back of the pickguard
 

northernlights

Strat-Talk Member
Jan 1, 2018
42
Istanbul
Sorry guys i don't have any of it. If i had one of them i'd find it my own. This is another picture of it. But i know it has 9volt battery pocket on the back and its white cover like st54-95ls.
 

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archetype

Fiend of Leo's
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Nov 26, 2016
4,364
Western NY, USA
This might be an ST54-770 LS body which corresponds with Lace Sensors and a mid-boost. That's not the neck that would be standard on that model/variant.

Without a lot more info, I'd treat it like a partscaster and not a complete, original guitar.
 

Guitarmageddon

Dr. Stratster
Apr 19, 2014
27,496
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Is there any info of that? There is no japanese strat of clapton. Only lace sensor models


YES There were Fender Japan 'Clapton' Strats - not with his signature on him, but mostly his specs. ONly 21 frets, and a less pronounc ed than Soft-V profile..... ST-57-57 LS which stands for Lace Sensors. Uses a battery to use an always on but adjustable master tone and a 0-10 'boost' feature that gave 25dB of gain.
 

CB91710

No GAS shortage here
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Feb 24, 2019
11,171
SoCal
My guess is the neck was replaced with an Ensenada neck at some point.
Could be a legit body.
 

Nadnitram

Most Honored Senior Member
Is there any info of that? There is no japanese strat of clapton. Only lace sensor models
I don't have answers, but I hope to have useful questions.

I have poked around a bit and seen threads on a couple of different forums that discuss MIJ Claptons, although they apparently weren't named after Clapton. One user thought they were called the ST-57LS. I think the LS may stand for Lace Sensor (?).


Edit: Looks like others have already weighed in with some of this info.
 

northernlights

Strat-Talk Member
Jan 1, 2018
42
Istanbul
I don't have answers, but I hope to have useful questions.

I have poked around a bit and seen threads on a couple of different forums that discuss MIJ Claptons, although they apparently weren't named after Clapton. One user thought they were called the ST-57LS. I think the LS may stand for Lace Sensor (?).


Edit: Looks like others have already weighed in with some of this info.
Yes ls stands for lace sensor. The more accurate version of clapton strat is called st54-95ls, which was 95,000 yen at that time, 22 fret but vintage truss rod at butt, 9v battery door on the back and of course with laces. Anywah until i saw guitar with my own eyes nothing will be solved.
 

northernlights

Strat-Talk Member
Jan 1, 2018
42
Istanbul
Interesting. This is serial number of neck. Made in Japan. But again, truss rod is similar to standard. Anyway, thanks for discuss.
 

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