(SOLD) Used Fender Stratocaster '62 Reissue Olympic White Relic
Fender Strat, '62 reissue, made in Japan (1988) in aged olympic white. The 80s era Japanese Fender instruments very quickly gained a reputation for immaculate build quality and great feel, and this is a classic example. It's absolutely been played, as evidenced in the photos. The uneven fading from former stickers, the yellowed pickups, the significant scratches and dings are all part of the package. Don't worry too much if you drop it, I'm sure it's had worse! A clean example from the same era may well cost you twice as much, so if you're after a killer player with mojo to burn, this might be the one.
Model: Stratocaster, '57 Reissue (ST62-55)
Made in: Japan
Finish: Olympic white, heavily naturally aged, 3-ply white guard
Neck: Maple with Rosewood board, dot inlays
Neck pickup: stock Fender Japan ST style
Middle pickup: stock Fender Japan ST style
Bridge pickup: stock Fender Japan ST style
Cosmetic condition notes: Significant finish wear. Claw-mark looking gash on pick-guard, slightly bent pickup selector (works fine), yellowed pickups and knobs, five or six dings and scratches along the bottom, several dings on the front, uneven fading from stickers on front and back (removed, no residue), eight or ten scratches on the back, backplate missing, what looks like drag-marks along the bottom on the back, minor lacquer damage on back of neck, dings in headstock, aged chrome on bridge and machine heads... No case. I think that about covers it.
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good. All electrics tested and working properly. Frets are in good condition, minor wear only. Recently been through a Topshelf setup with Ernie Ball 11/49 strings. Plays very well indeed! This one is a monster.