1990's Valley Arts M Series Japan HSS Stratocaster (Cherry Sunburst)
Valley Arts Guitars have a long and mysterious history in the guitar world. Once servicing musicians including Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour and Tommy Tedesco, these were handmade in the USA throughout the late 70's and 80's primarily by Michael McGuire (who until recently was a builder for the Gibson Custom Shop). The company was sold in 1992 and manufacturing moved to the Samick factory in Korea.
This M Series were made in Japan (under the instruction of McGuire) and primarily released in the Japanese market. This is an S style model with a 648mm scale maple neck, 22 fret ebony fingerboard and cherry sunburst finish (seemingly ash) body. Weighs 3.6kg's.
Loaded with a HSS pickup configuration with a 5-way toggle and master volume/tone knobs. Gold hardware and a Stratocaster style tremolo system is working well and in good cosmetic condition.
This thing really does have the feeling of being a very well made high end guitar and won't disappoint, received a basic setup and service prior to listing and is good to go.