Fender Japan Aerodyne Stratocaster AST-65 Black 2004-5
Fender Aerodyne Strat in black, full scale version, crafted in Japan 2004-5. The Aero Strat has won a lot of fans for it's slick looks and sleek feel, and rightly so. This one is the full-scale 25.5" version, so it's got that signature Strat spank and cut, but with a distinct scooped midrange and immediate attack owing to the thinner, lighter body. The slim, round neck is finished in satin and feels very smooth indeed; this is a very easy player that's very ergonomically friendly, perfect for those longer gigs. The carved, cream bound black top is a distinctive and appealing look... this really is a classy thing. It's like wearing a tuxedo paired with some vintage Nike Blazers: classy, but still punk.
Model: Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster Medium Scale (AST-65)
Made: Japan, 2004-5 (serial R028697)
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays, 25.5" scale, 7.25" radius
Pickup: Fender Japan ST-Single x3
Cosmetic condition notes: Minor finish wear. There's a couple of minor dimples on bottom edge of the headstock. Neck is pretty clean, just some glossing from play. The back is pretty clean, just some minor dimples spread around the outside edges and some checking lines running either side longways from the cavity cover. The sides have some minor marks on the shoulder area, near the knobs and on the bottom horn. The front is pretty clean, just some little scratches on the top horn, shoulder area and near the bridge, a minor dent near the jack and some paly wear on the guard. Overall: good condition (7.5/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets are in good shape with minor wear only, 8.5/10 for life left. Wearing fresh 10/46s.