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1988 Fender Stratocaster '62 Vintage Reissue ST62-55 Rebel Yellow, Japan MIJ Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 1988 Fender Stratocaster ‘62 vintage reissue model ST62-55 in perfect working order, finished in custom color Rebel Yellow. This early “Made in Japan” Strat was produced at the famed Fujigen factory and marketed exclusively to the Japanese domestic market, uncommon outside its country of origin.

Designed to pay homage to the golden era Pre-CBS Strat circa 1962, tonewoods include a basswood body, maple neck, and thick slab rosewood fretboard. The pickup complement includes the original alnico magnet ST-Vintage single coils in the neck and middle positions, with an upgraded era-correct (both to the instrument, and the era being reissued) Seymour Duncan SSL-1 in the bridge position. This pickup trio delivers a bevy of classic Strat tonalities; the neck is round and bell-like, and the bridge pickup provides sparkling cut, with thinned-out cut in the "in-between" positions on the three-way switch. This Strat weighs 8lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Slender C, full shoulders, measuring .795” 1st fret, .955” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, 7 1/4” vintage-spec radius
-Frets: Slender, virtually no wear
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm), bone
-Tuners: Kluson-style, Gotoh
-Serialization: “Made in Japan,” E-prefix, “55” sticker on headstock denotes original model suffix and price when sold new (¥55,000)
-Neck date/stamps: Neck heel pencil dated 4-12-88

Body Specs:

-Wood: Basswood
-Pickups: ST-Vintage single coil x2, Seymour Duncan SSL-1 (bridge)
-Harness: Full-size Japanese pots date to March, 1988
-Controls: Volume, Tone x2, Five-way pickup selector
-Hardware: ‘60s-style vibrato (full-size block)
-Plastics: Three-ply white pickguard, evenly aged knobs and pickup covers

The custom color Rebel Yellow gloss finish is a rare option, and cosmetic wear includes a number of nicks and dings along the body perimeter, largely concentrated along the lower bout, and some additional marks where the forearm crosses the top. There are also a few faint finish scratches on the body as a whole. The neck profile retains its smooth ambered gloss, with a few shallow marks that have no impact on playability.

The original Fender-branded gigbag is included.