Fender Japan '62 Reissue Stratocaster ST62-53 Sunburst 1993
Fender '62 Strat, sunburst, made in Japan 1993/4. If any guitar in the universe is 'often imitated', surely the '62 sunburst Strat has got to be it. The look is beyond classic, it's a genre all of it's own. This one dates to late in the Fujigen era of Fender Japan; the famed craftsmanship and tidy wood selection these models are famous for is definitely on offer here. It feels very reassuring in the hands; it's an easy player and has the instant mojo that comes with being 'made with love'. The tone is all-Strat: heaps of that classic spank, balanced by a crisp treble and a controlled, round low end. If you're hankering for a simple and effective daily player, here's a good one!
Model: Fender '62 Reissue Stratocaster (ST62-55)
Made: Japan, Fujigen plant, 1993/4 (serial M029950)
Finish: three tone sunburst (3TS), 3-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 7.25" radius, 25.5" scale
Pickups: Fender Japan ST-Single single coils
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. Neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back is pretty clean, just some light scuffs and scratches along the belly carve and bottom edge and some small scratches near the shoulder on the top edge. The sides are pretty clean, just some minor dings on the shoulder and around from the jack. The front is also pretty good, just some minor dimples behind the bridge and some light play wear on horns and guard. Overall: very good condition (8/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. Frets have some minor wear, they're in pretty nice shape; 7/10 for fret life left. Setup with fresh 10/46 Mooonshiners strings.