Very rare Special Edition Japan Aero Strat for sale at Guitar Garage London. These unique carved top Stratocasters were made as part of a Special Aerodyne Series for only a few years and are top-shelf guitars, highly sought after by collectors. The vast majority of the Aerodyne Japan Stratocasters come in either black or white and have a pickguard. This special edition is the rarest of them all - the version without the pickguard!
Piano black finish looks gorgeous, complemented by the cream top binding, that is SO rare on any kind of Stratocaster. The top and the back is carved and curvy, making this a true piece of art. Maple neck has a fast C-shape and very lovely rosewood fretboard with 9,5-inch radius and Kluson slotted tuners and clay dot markers.
Guitar comes in played condition with plenty surface wear on the body and buckle rash on the back of the body and some small dings on the edges. Neck is in great shape and frets have no wear, just one scuff on the ball of the headstock. All electronics have been upgraded to high spec components for stunning electric voice and reliability.
This instrument received a full professional setup with deep body clean, body polish, neck deep clean, lemon oil rosewood fretboard treatment, full electronics check, truss-rod and action and intonation adjustment. Restringed with D'addario 10-46 Nickel-plated steel strings.
This guitar will be posted around UK with Parcelforce 24h courier, meticulously packed into a sturdy guitar cardboard box. 24h courier service provided for UK customers. Worldwide shipping available as well, but please get in touch regarding EU shipping.
Fender Stratocaster - Aerodyne Limited Edition - Japan - Black (2004)
MODEL: Fender Japan Limited Edition Aerodyne Stratocaster
YEAR: 2004, Q-serial CIJ
COLOUR: Black, with cream top binding, gloss lacquer
PICKGUARD: this is the rarest version of Aerodyne without the pickguard
NECK: C-shape figured maple neck, gloss lacquer
FRETBOARD: Indian rosewood, 9.5-inch radius
NUT WIDTH: 42.3 mm
NECK THICKNESS: 1st fret - 22.1 mm, 12th fret - 24.2 mm
FRETS: 22 vintage frets with minimal wear
TUNERS: Kluson vintage-style slotted tuners, nickel finish
BODY: Alder, SSS body routing, carved arched top
TOTAL WEIGHT: 3,6 kg
TREMOLO: 6-point vintage style, bent steel saddles, tapered steel tremolo block, black single-ply backplate
WEAR: plenty of surface wear on the body, bucklerash on the back and several dings on the edges of the body, near the top strap pin and top of headstock, minimal wear on the neck
PICKUPS: Tone Rider City Limits vintage style Alnico V neck and middle pickups, Seymour Duncan USA JB Jr humbucker bridge pickup
WIRING: upgraded CTS USA A250K pots, Oak USA 5-way switch, ceramic tone capacitor
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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