(SOLD) Fender Classic/American Vintage '62 Stratocaster FSR Gold Sparkle 1991
Fender Strat, gold sparkle. This one is a fun one! We scored it from a favourite local customer who runs a gorgeous recording studio a little way south of Hobart. It's basically a 1991 American Vintage '62 Stratocaster, but with a replaced body. The body is a Mexican-made Classic 60s Strat body in a limited run gold sparkle finish. It's got a two point tremolo with classy brass saddles and the original American Vintage '57/62 pickups and wiring. It plays well: you wouldn't guess it wasn't an original factory pair from how it sits in the hands, it certainly has plenty of integrity to it. The neck is great, it's a comfy slim rounded C made from some lovely tight maple and dark rosewood. The tone is bright and crisp, with a wide warm midrange and a plonky, assured bass. It has appeared on a few local recordings apparently, and no wonder: I imagine it would sound great in a studio setting. Needless to say, that gold finish is unreal... get it under stage lights with your matching sunglasses ASAP.
Model: Fender Stratocaster
Made: neck made in USA and dated 24 May 1991, body made in Mexico circa 2010
Finish: body in FSR gold sparkle, gloss poly, neck in natural gloss nitro
Body: Fender Classic 60s Stratocaster, Mexico c2010, alder
Neck: Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster, 1991, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius, slim vintage C profile
Mods: assembled from parts
Pickups: Fender American Vintage '57/62 Stratocaster single coil x3
Accessories: lightweight hard case
Cosmetic Condition Notes: minor finish wear. The headstock has some minor dimples on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples and some rub wear on the back only. The back has scratches on the metal neck plate, and some dimples around the cavity. The back cover is missing. The sides have no major marks. The front has minor play wear on the guard and horns.
Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing Condition Notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Wearing fresh 10/46 Moonshiners strings.
Fret Life: 7/10, minor wear only.