Fender '62 Reissue Strat in black with tortoiseshell guard, crafted in Japan 40-05. Black always looks classy on a Strat, and the rosewood/tort combo really sets it off nicely: this has has an understated class with a heap of attitude. The '62 neck profile is perfectly slim, it's supremely comfortable and effortless to play on and instantly feels like home. Tone-wise, this delivers the sweet glassy ping and thick attack we all love. It cleans up beautifully but also sings wit a dollop of drive. There's a few dings for character, but it's in good shape. Salty Strat goodness!
Model: Fender Stratocaster, '62 Reissue (ST62)
Made: Japan, 2004-05 (serial R032881)
Finish: gloss black, 3-ply tort guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, dot inlays
Mods: guard possibly non-original
Pickup: Fender Japan ST vintage
Cosmetic condition notes: Minor finish wear. There's a few dings on the front above the pickguard and near the rear strap pin, as well as some 'buckle rash' scratches near the back plate. There's a few other dings around the body and neck, nothing dramatic. Overall: good condition (7/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. Frets have been played, but the wear is pretty minor, 8/10. Playing smoothly!