Fender Japan '62 Stratocaster ST62-70TX Candy Apple Red 2004
Fender '62 Strat, candy apple red, crafted in Japan 2002-4. Tort on red looks great; it's not the go-to obvious combo but it certainly has a rich visual appeal. This is awesome in the hands: lightweight body, plenty of natural resonance, slim round comfy neck... it's just all too easy. Tone-wise, the Texas Special pickups deliver a slightly hot-rodded, scooped take on the classic Strat-spank. With a bit of overdrive, there's a certain searing warmth to the treble and a fat, tight bass; it's very tasty indeed. There's a whole lot to like here; it's a great Strat that'll surely look perfect on stage with your matching red pants, right?
Model: Fender '62 Reissue Stratocaster (ST62-70TX)
Made: Japan, 2002-04, Dyna plant (serial Q019228)
Finish: candy apple red (CAR), 3-ply tort guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius
Mods: pickguard replaced
Pickups: Fender USA Texas Special single coil x3
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. Neck and headstock pretty clean, no major marks. The back has no major marks, just some very light scuffs near the neck plate. The sides have a couple of minor marks: light scuffs on both horns, a small chip on the shoulder area and some dimples near the jack. The front is very clean, just some dimple near the jack and play scratches on the guard and top horn. Overall: very good condition (8.5/10).
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.
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