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1980s Fresher Refined Series FRS SS-38 Stratocaster Crimson

1980s Fresher Refined Series FRS SS-38 Stratocaster Crimson

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1980s Fresher Refined Series FRS SS-38 Stratocaster Crimson

A super cool and fun offering from Fresher Japan in the 80s, the FRS series was the ultimate in shred-tastic guitars and basses with many models equipped with single high output pickups, high mass tremolo systems and super fast, super playable necks. This is the SS-38 Stratocaster model equipped with a single Invader style high output humbucker, single volume and tone control configuration and 6 point tremolo with factory brass saddles. Constructed from pancake mahogany with a maple neck and 25.5" rosewood fingerboard, it's finished in a deep crimson red with single layer cream binding around the top perimeter of the body.

The full scale neck has a nice slim to medium D profile which makes playability an absolute breeze. The crimson red finish includes the entire body, headstock and the back of the neck, so if you like the feel of a high gloss finished neck, this will feel great for you. The massive single humbucker has a nice high output, making this ideal for hard rock and metal genres! If you want a no-nonsense, hard rock machine with minimal controls and big tone, this axe will certainly suffice!

Professionally setup and serviced with 10-46s, it's playing slinky with a low, fast action and pumps out some massive humbucker tones! In 100% original condition aside from two new control knobs, the guitar is in great condition with the exception of some separation on the mahogany pancake seam on the upper bout. This has been tested and confirmed to be non-structural and stable, posing no issue to the integrity of the guitar. Frets have absolutely no wear on them and aside from a few chips and dings, the guitar is in fantastic condition for its 40+ year age.


Make: Fresher

Model: FRS SS-38 Stratocaster

Origin: Japan, 1980s

Body: Mahogany

Neck: Maple

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Pickups: Fresher Invader Style Humbucker (G-II), 11.6kOhms

Frets: 21

Finish: Crimson Red w/ Cream Binding

Neck Profile: Slim/Medium D Profile, 25.5" Scale, 41.5mm Nut Width

Weight: 3.6kg

Shipping & Returns:

Domestic AU Shipping (Insured) - $Free

International Shipping (Insured) - $199.99

Local Pickup/Click & Collect - 135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049

The item is sold as is - if it is broken or damaged on arrival, we will offer you a return/refund. We cannot accept returns for change of mind or offer any warranty on used/vintage items.

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We offer free Australia-wide shipping for orders over $200 via standard courier services. For smaller items such as small parts and screws, we send via Australia Post regular mail service. All items below $200 are a flat $8.99 shipping rate. Express services are also available at an extra cost, just select it at the checkout and we'll get your order out extra fast!

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It varies based on the destination and the products ordered. Orders for items that are in stock with our Lewisham store "135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049", are usually shipped same day, however items ordered from "Deep Tone Warehouse Supply" are special order items that are not stocked in the store. These items can take 2-4 business days to arrive to us from the supplier; from there, the item will be dispatched from our store and the nominated method of shipping will be followed:

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