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2008 Fender '62 Stratocaster ST62-66DMC Black DiMarzio Collection, Japan CIJ


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Up for sale, a 2008 Fender Stratocaster '62 vintage reissue model ST62-66DMC, 100% original and in perfect working order. Made exclusively for the Japanese domestic market at the Dyna Gakki factory, this Stratocaster model is rarely seen outside its country of origin, featuring an Black gloss finish and outfitted with factory-installed Dimarzio Collection ceramic magnet single coils. The Dimarzio Full Range Impact ceramic pickups provide tonal characteristics suited for both crystalline cleans and higher gain shred, with the versatility of a five-way pickup selector switch. The bridge pickup is sparkling and cutting, the neck pickup delivers bold, powerful tonalities, and the "in-between" 2 and 4 settings unleash the classic quack attack. Weighing 8lbs 5oz and professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar, this Strat is strung with 10-46 strings and dialed in for optimal action and intonation.

The maple neck has a medium C profile with lightly rolled fretboard edges and more shoulder and roundness up the board, feeling fast and easily navigable in every register. The profile measures .845” deep at the 1st fret and .970” at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard has a vintage spec 7 1/4" radius with slender fretwire that shows just a touch of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3. The guitar plays well in all registers with an ideally adjusted and responsive truss rod. The scale length is 25 1/2“, and the nut measures 1.675" (just a hair shy of 1 11/16") in width. The headstock features Kluson-style tuners which hold pitch well, even with liberal use of the vibrato.

The electronics are untouched, with the original trio of Dimarzio single coils and a five-way selector switch. The vibrato features a full-size trem block for optimal sustain and resonance, and the vibrato actuates very easily for expressive warbles and dives. The pale mint green pickguard is accented by a complement of cream knobs and Dimarzio-branded pickup covers. Wear on the Black gloss finish includes a few minor dings and light finish scratches on top, mostly clustered behind the bridge, with one finish chip on the back of the bass-side body horn, some scuffing across the back, and a few additional marks on the body perimeter. The neck profile sports a flawless ambered gloss finish.

The original Fender-branded gigbag is included.