Fender Japan '62 Stratocaster ST62 Sonic Blue 2014
Fender '62 Strat, sonic blue, made in Japan 2014. Sonic blue... it's been too long since we were graced with a Strat in this glorious hue! The combo of the vibrant, summery blue with a pretty rosewood board and creamy plastics lend this an appealing California-in-the-60s coastal cool... it looks awesome. The neck has the classic '62 style round, slim C profile; an instantly familiar and friendly profile that's never an effort in the hands. The tone is awesome: these recent versions of the vintage Strat single use a ceramic bar magnet and sound terrific. There's a heap of attack and jangle mixed with a crispy, crunchy midrange that makes this hard to put down. All in all: if you're going for that classic Strat tone, you might as well look awesome at the same time, right?
Model: Fender Stratocaster '62 Reissue (ST62)
Made: Japan, 2014 (serial JD14016446)
Finish: sonic blue (SBL), heavily yellowed, 3-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius
Pickup: Fender Japan ST Singles
Case: basic Fender branded gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. There's really not much to speak of in terms of dings, just the occasional dimple here and there. The lacquer has yellowed pretty significantly, it was a bright sonic blue when it was new. Overall: excellent condition (9/10)
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have a little normal wear but heaps of height in them, 7/10 for fret life left. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.