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Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05

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  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05
  • Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05

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Fender Japan '72 Reissue Stratocaster ST72-58US Old Candy Apple 2004-05

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Fender Japan '72 Reissue Strat, old candy apple, crafted in Japan 2004/5. The big CBS-era headstock on this caused plenty of controversy in 60s and 70s, but it's generally regarded these days to look very cool indeed. Aside from the headstock, this is sporting an unusual non-catalog old candy apple finish; it's a little darker and deeper than regular CAR... it looks awesome! The slim 70s style neck is really nicely balanced against the body, and being a lightly flatter radius it's a bit more friendly on big bends up the neck than some other models. The USA pickups dial out a nice balance of brightness, warmth, attack and body; this has instantly recognisable 'spank' we all love. If you're after a stylish all-rounder, this is a really attractive and easy playing Strat that'll surely take kindly to some hard work!

Model: Fender '72 Reissue Stratocaster (ST72-58US)
Made: Japan, 2004-05, Tokai plant (serial R009847)
Finish: old candy apple red (OCR)
Body: basswood
Weight: 3.5kg approx
Neck: maple with maple board, dot inlays
Mods: none
Pickups: original Fender USA ST-vintage single coils
Case: reasonable quality non-original gig bag

Cosmetic condition notes: minor finish wear. The back has a few minor dings: in the body-carve, on the bottom horn, and between the back cover and the edge of the body, as well as a few minor scratches. The front is cleaner, just a few minor marks on the bottom edge near the knobs and some very light play scratching. Overall: very good condition (8/10)

Playing condition notes: Action is very low, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets have some light wear, 8/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/46s and playing nicely!