Fender Vintage 90s SUPER-SONIC Squier Vista Series Offset Guitar Japan MIJ 28966
You're looking at a 25-year-vintage Fender Squier Super-Sonic guitar, circa 1996-97, made in Japan. Super clean condition and in the rare Olympic White finish. This is from the Squier Vista Series now hard to find. It has the desirable "V" series serial number. Two humbuckers and unique two-Volume control setup. Awesome looking reverse headstock, bullet truss rod, and offset body.
Frets are in clean condition. This guitar is actually in great condition overall, especially for its age. Plays great. Beyond some very mild oxidation on hardware, not much wrong with it. No case or trem bar. Weight is 7 pounds, 2 ounces. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking!
What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
All setups are done by our in-house luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.
Production of the Vista series in Japan was halted in the late 1990s, making these guitars increasingly rare and collectable. Production dates can be estimated using the serial number on the reverse of the guitar's headstock. It is generally accepted that guitars produced between late 1996 and during 1997 have serial numbers beginning with 'V + 6 digits'. These earlier guitars were sometimes sold with a 'Fender 50th Anniversary' sticker on the reverse of the headstock. Slightly later guitars produced between late 1997 and 1998 have serial numbers beginning with 'A + 6 digits'. A date stamp can often be found when removing the neck of the guitar.
The Squier Super-Sonic was a guitar manufactured and sold by Squier for two years in the 1990s as part of Fender's 1997 Vista series. The guitar was designed by Joe Carducci, who was Fender's electric guitar product manager at the time, and who may have been inspired by an image of Jimi Hendrix playing a Fender Jaguar 'upside-down', or left-handed.
The Super-Sonic came in 4 colours: Olympic White, Black, Sparkle Silver and Sparkle Blue. All Squier Super-Sonics came with a white/black/white sandwich pickguard and 24-inch scale, 22-fret rosewood fretboard and a 'skunk stripe' behind the maple neck. Like the Squier Jagmaster and Jaguar, the body was crafted from basswood in Japan. The guitar came with a reversed headstock and a Stratocaster-style bridge with hardened steel-pressed saddles and a screwed-in tremolo arm. Kluson-style tuners similar to those found on many Stratocasters were used on the headstock.
The Super-Sonic has two humbuckers. These pickups were produced in South Korea, and had wooden spacers, and ceramic magnets. The guitar had no tone control, but instead utilized two volume controls with pickup switching controlled by a 3-way toggle switch. The volume controls were wired reverse, with the volume control closest to the bridge controlling the bridge pickup, and the volume control closest to the input jack working the rhythm pickup.