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2009 Fender Stratocaster ‘62 Vintage Reissue ST62-US Sunburst w/ USA Pickups, Near-Mint, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2009 Fender Stratocaster ‘62 vintage reissue model ST62-US in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with a softshell case. Produced exclusively for the Japanese domestic market and uncommon outside of its country of origin, this “Made in Japan” Stratocaster features factory-installed American Vintage 57/62 single coils.

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 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 pole pieces. 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. This Strat weighs 7lbs 12oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders .855” 1st fret, .965” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood slab, 7 1/4” vintage-spec radius
-Frets: Slender, light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm), bone
-Tuners: Kluson-style Gotoh
-Serialization: “Made in Japan”, T-prefix

Body Specs:

-Pickups: Fender American Vintage black bobbin 57/62 pickups
-Controls: Volume, Tone x2
-Hardware: Vintage-style vibrato
-Plastics: Three-ply mint green pickguard, cream knobs and pickup covers

Cosmetic wear on the gloss three-tone Sunburst finish is limited to a few faint scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole. The smooth ambered gloss on the neck profile is immaculate, highlighting subtle figuring in the maple.

A Fender padded softshell case is included.