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2004 Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster Electric Guitar Black, Japan CIJ

$1,299.99

+ shipping

Up for sale, a 2004 Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. An uncommon model, this Strat was made exclusively for the Japanese domestic market and features a Black gloss finish with matching headstock and cream body binding. Loaded with a trio of stock single coil pickups, the guitar boasts a five-way pickup selector and array of classic Strat tonalities. Plenty of sparkle and smooth, warm single coil silk can be coaxed out of these pickups, and the Aerodyne feels elegant and effortless. The guitar weighs 7lbs 2oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.

The maple neck has a medium C profile carve with nicely rounded shoulders and faintly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .845" deep at the 1st fret and .910" at the 12th. The dark slab 22 fret rosewood fretboard has a 7 1/4" radius, retaining the original slender frets which have their full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing virtually no wear. The guitar plays easily up the 25 1/2" scale, and the bone nut measures 1.650" (42mm) in width. The matching Black headstock features Kluson-style Gotoh tuners which turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should. The "Crafted in Japan" text and Q-prefix serial number are present above the four-bolt neck plate.

All of the electronics function as intended, with a traditional Stratocaster control layout and five-way pickup selector switch. The chrome-plated hardware is bright and clean, and the guitar features a vintage-style Strat vibrato which anchors with six screws and is slightly recessed into the body. Original plastics are well-kept too, with some light pick scuffing across the guard. Wear on the gloss Black finish is limited to a few faint scuffs and nicks behind the bridge on top from a swinging vibrato arm, and just a couple additional minor marks on the body as a whole. The satin finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original Fender-branded gigbag is included.