Fender Japan '62 Stratocaster ST62-70TX Vintage White 1998
Fender '62 Strat, vintage white, crafted in Japan 1997-00. These never last long around here; the white Strat is such an institution that we all kinda want one, right? This is a '62 reissue model, which means you get a streaky, gorgeous rosewood board and a slim, super agreeable C shape neck. It's luxuriously, scandalously easy to play; the neck is a dream. This was the fancy catalog model in it's day, so you get an alder body and a set of Texas Special overwound single coils. That adds up to heaps of tone: creamy, understated mids with a fat, juicy low end and a warm, sizzling treble. These pickups love a slightly dirty amp more than their vintage voiced counterparts, but it sings sweet and clean when you roll back the volume control too. The mint guard and cream plastics make the creamy white finish really pop; it's such a classically stylish machine. I'll spare you the list of white-Strat-touting luminaries, but fair to say, it's a great club to be in.
Model: Fender '62 Reissue Stratocaster (ST62-650)
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 1997-00 (serial O056214)
Finish: vintage white (VWH), 3-ply mint green guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius, C profile, 42mm nut
Mods: guard replaced
Pickups: Fender USA Texas Special single coil x3
Case: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has a couple of minor dimples on the back. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, minor dimples on the back only. The back has light scuffs only, no major marks. Note the back cover is missing. The sides have a few dimples and marks on the elbow area and near the jack. The front has a couple of little chips on the top edge in the elbow area, aside from that it's just minor scuffs and some play wear on the guard and horn. 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 very light wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. Setup with fresh 10/46 strings.