Now here is something truly unique! This 62 Vintage Reissue Stratocaster has got an amazing Surf Green nitro refinish with some interesting discolouration and hints of blue on the top. Finish looks awesome and has some stunning color gradient.
Body has plenty of surface wear and several dings, the bigger one located on the bass side of the body. However, all the wear is purely cosmetic, inner cavities haven't been modified and the guitar is structurally solid. Body was made around 1996, neck comes from 2004. Medium C-shape neck has a very nice thickness to it, lacquer on the back is gently worn to a velvet feel. Gorgeous Indian rosewood fretboard has some beautiful wood grain and vintage frets have minimal wear.
Alnico V vintage-style pickups provide a broad palette of classic Stratocaster tones, from warm neck to balanced middle and twangy bridge and all those funky "in-betweens". Wiring has been fully upgraded with USA-spec CTS A250K pots, Oak 5-way switch and Orange Drop capacitor for smooth treble roll off. Tone 2 has been modified to control both middle and bridge pickup treble response. All mounted on a lovely 3-ply mint green scratchplate.
Tremolo system includes a full size steel block for better sustain and resonance. Saddles have surface patina and wear, but all height adjustment screws work smoothly.
This instrument received a full professional setup with deep body cleaning, body polish, neck deep clean, rosewood fretboard lemon oil treatment, full electronics check, truss-rod and action and intonation adjustment. Restringed with Fender 10-46 Nickel-plated steel strings.
This guitar will be shipped around UK and EU with Parcelforce courier, safely packed into a sturdy guitar cardboard box. 24h courier service provided to UK customers. Worldwide shipping provided as well.
Fender Stratocaster - 62 Vintage Reissue - Japan - Surf Green Relic (1996/2004)
MODEL: Fender Japan 62 Vintage Reissue Stratocaster
YEAR: 2004 (neck), 1996 (body)
COLOUR: Surf Green relic nitro refinish
PICKGUARD: 3-ply beveled edge mint green
NECK: Fender Japan medium C-shape maple neck, satin lacquer on the back
NUT WIDTH: 42.4 mm
NECK THICKNESS: 1st fret: 22.6 mm, 12th fret: 24.3 mm
FRETBOARD: Indian rosewood, 7.25-inch radius
FRETS: 21 vintage frets with minimal wear
TUNERS: Kluson slotted vintage tuners, aged nickel finish
BODY: Basswood, original SSS body routing
TOTAL WEIGHT: 3,6 kg
TREMOLO: 6-point vintage style, bent steel vintage width saddles, full size steel tremolo block
WEAR: plenty of body wear and a couple of dings on the body, finish wear and discolouration, hardware patina, minimal neck wear
PICKUPS: Fender Japan light stagger alnico V single-coils
WIRING: USA-spec new CTS A250K pots, Oak USA 5-way switch, Orange Drop tone capacitor, vintage-style cloth wiring, Switchcraft output
Please note that although we put our heart and soul and also all our knowledge into every single guitar we sell, a setup is a personal preference and we cannot give any guarantees. However, we try to get the best playability out of every guitar and set them up so you can play both rhythm and lead. We also pull them all apart to clean and check every single component and replace all unreliable parts with new ones, from dodgy pots to the whole wiring, tuners, string trees, nuts and etc. All the work done is described in detail in the listing.
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