Fender Japan '62 Reissue Stratocaster Shell Pink ST62 2013
Fender '62 Reissue Strat, made in Japan 2013, shell pink. This is one of those finishes that seldom comes up and always turns heads. It's got a really sweet smooth 60s aesthetic; shell pink certainly deserves it's place among the classic Strat custom colours like surf green and sonic blue. The slim 62-profile neck is perfect in the hands, it's a breeze to move around on. The stock pickups deliver clear, precise notes with a heap of spank and body; it certainly delivers the charismatic Strat-tone. The lacquer has aged a little to a lovely peachy hue, which pops perfectly against the rosewood board. This is certainly a good looker, and we never manage to hold onto guitars in this finish for long, so... claim a glamorous new friend for yourself while you can.
Model: Fender'62 Reissue Stratocaster (ST62)
Made: Japan, 2013 (serial JD13013208)
Finish: shell pink (SLP), 3-ply cream guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Pickups: original Fender Japan ST-Single x3
Case: basic non-original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. Headstock has some minor scuffs on the end, otherwise pretty clean. Back of the neck has a couple of little marks, behind the nut and second fret, but you can't really feel them. The back is pretty clean; the backplate is missing and there's some widespread very light dimples and 'buckle rash' scratches, nothing nasty. The sides have a couple of marks; some light marks on the bottom horn and a couple of dings just up from the rear strap pin. The front is pretty clean, just a couple of dimples behind the bridge and some play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have just a nudge of wear, they're in great shape, 8.5/10. Wearing fresh 10/46s.