Fender Japan '62 Stratocaster ST62-650 Vintage White 1991
Fender '62 Strat, vintage white, made in Japan 1991. This is an absolute cracker. Firstly, it's in superb condition for a guitar pushing thirty. There's basically no major marks to speak of, it's in superb shape. The white has yellowed with age to a buttery cream; it looks amazing and the contrast against the crisp white guard and even more yellow pickup covers is super cool. The neck: oh boy, what a neck. The rosewood slab board is dark and streaky and the maple features some mild birds-eye grain higher up; it's visually attractive and exceptional in the hands. It's a handy round, moderately slim profile with just enough 'meat' in the shape to feel great. Tone-wise, this delivers a lively, bright and vibrant take on the Strat-spank with a complex midrange and a punchy attack. It's all class, basically.
Model: Fender '62 Reissue Stratocaster (ST62-650)
Made: Japan, neck date 1991, Fujjigen plant (serial J030769)
Finish: vintage white (VWH), 3-ply white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius
Pickups: Fender USA ST-Vintage single coil x3
Case: basic gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Headstock has some minor marks on the end. The neck is clean and smooth in the hands, no major marks. The back has a couple of light scuffs, no major marks. The sides have no major marks, just some light scuffs on the shoulder and near the jack. The front is very clean, just some play wear on the guard and top horn. 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 very light wear only, 8/10 for fret life left. Setup with fresh 10/46 strings.