(SOLD) Used Fender Stratocaster '62 Reissue Aged Sonic Blue
Fender Strat, '62 reissue, heavily aged sonic blue. The only finish better on a Strat than surf green is the stunning hue sonic blue fades to with proper age; this guitar looks incredible. There's some proper dings, including a big patch where a removed sticker exposes the original unfaded colour (see notes), but it all just works. The rosewood slab style fingerboard is a beauty, and the neck has been well played in and is feeling great. The guitar has the classic Strat spank smoothness, it's an addictive player that's easy on the ears. Strats this foxy don't usually last long, so indulge the itch quickly!
Model: Fender Stratocaster, '62 Reissue (ST62A)
Year: 1996 (serial N087715)
Made in: Japan
Finish: Heavily yellowed sonic blue (SBL), 3-ply mint guard
Neck: Maple with Rosewood board, dot inlays
Mods: Locking strap buttons installed
Neck, middle and bridge pickup: stock Fender Japan ST style
Case: basic gig bag
Bonuses: Fender branded strap with locking attachments
Cosmetic condition notes: Moderately heavy finish wear. There's a number of small dings and scratches around the body and headstock, as well as a couple of bigger chips around the bottom of the guitar. There's a significant patch on the back, approx 10cm across, where a sticker was removed and some of top layer of finish has come off. This has been sanded to prevent further chipping, and is purely a cosmetic issue. Back plate missing. Overall condition: fair.
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good. Frets have some wear including some very minor pitting, but they don't need an immediate fret dress. Recently been through a Topshelf setup with 10/46 John Pearse strings and playing with plenty of sass to match the look.