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1990 Fender Stratocaster '62 Vintage Reissue ST62-500 Olympic White 100% Original, Japan MIJ Fujigen


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Up for sale, a 1990 Fender Stratocaster '62 vintage reissue model ST62-500 in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. An early vintage reissue example made exclusively for the Japanese domestic market, this "Made in Japan" Strat was crafted at the Fujigen factory and boasts an Olympic White gloss finish. The trio of original staggered alnico magnet single coils deliver a sound that is biting and clear, with ample sparkle and bridge position snap. The five-way pickup selector switch allows for easy access to the signature Strat "quack" in the in-between positions on the switch, and the neck pickup has a very round, yet crisp sound. The guitar weighs 7lbs 8oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

The maple neck has a slender C profile carve with round shoulders and faintly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .835" deep at the 1st fret and .935" at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard is extremely dark and tight-grained with a 7 1/4" radius, sporting the original vintage-spec fretwire. The frets retain their full factory height with well-rounded crowns, showing only light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-5. The scale length measures 25 1/2”, and the bone nut is 1.675" in width, just shy of 1 11/16". The headstock features the original Kluson-style Gotoh tuning machines which turn smoothly and hold pitch well. The "Made in Japan" text and J-prefix serial are present just above the Fender-embossed four-bolt neck plate.

All of the electronics work as intended, and the trio of alnico single coil pickups are wired to the original full-size pots which date to September of '90. The pickups measure in the mid-5k ohm range, ideal for vintage-flavored Strat tonalities. The tremolo has a full-size block, actuating easily with a smooth response. The chrome plating on the hardware is very clean, showing light patina on the saddles, and original plastics include a white three-ply pickguard with some requisite pick scuffing on the treble side and uniformly aged pickup covers and knobs.

The Olympic White gloss finish exhibits one ding on the lower bout edge on top, one line of finish checking extending from the edge of the vibrato route, and a few additional small nicks and scuffs on the back and body perimeter. The neck profile retains a smooth ambered gloss finish with just a few tiny nicks central to the carve behind frets 5-7.

The original Fender-branded gigbag is included.