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2009 Fender Stratocaster ‘62 Vintage Reissue ST62-US Candy Apple Red w/ USA Pickups & Tags, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2009 Fender Stratocaster ‘62 vintage reissue model ST62-US in 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with hangtags. This “Made in Japan” Strat is uncommon outside of its country of origin, outfitted with a set of Fender’s American Vintage 57/62 single coil pickups.

Designed to pay homage to the golden era Pre-CBS Stratocaster, this Fender has a balanced, clear natural acoustic quality with a basswood body, maple neck and a slab rosewood fretboard. The factory-installed 57/62 single coils are the same pickups used in Fender's American Vintage line, featuring black fiber bobbins, cloth-covered leads, and staggered Alnico magnets. Via the five-way pickup selector switch, the bridge pickup has plenty of bounce and sparkle, the neck pickup is bold and round with a throaty cut, and the "in-between" positions on the five-way pickup selector switch deliver quintessential quack. Featherweight at 6lbs 10oz, this Strat has been 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 .820” 1st fret, .915” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood slab, 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”, T-prefix

Body Specs:

-Wood: Basswood
-Pickups: Fender USA black bobbin 57/62
-Controls: Volume, Tone x2, five-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Vintage-style vibrato, jack cup
-Plastics: Three-ply white pickguard, pickup covers, knobs

This particular iteration of Candy Apple Red is abbreviated "OCR" in the Fender Japan catalog for Old Candy Apple Red, denoting a darker and more vintage-correct shade of this classic custom color than previous Fender Japan offerings. Cosmetic wear is limited to two dings/scuffs of note on the back at the treble-side lower bout and a few additional tiny nicks on the body as a whole. The ambered gloss on the neck profile is immaculate.

A gigbag is included, along with the owners manual and serialized hangtag.