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2010 Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster AST Gunmetal Blue, Near-Mint, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2010 Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster model AST in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. An uncommon and discontinued model, this “Made in Japan” Strat was produced exclusively for the Japanese domestic market, featuring a Gunmetal Blue gloss finish with matching headstock and cream body binding. Loaded with a trio of staggered pole single coil pickups, this guitar delivers an array of classic Strat tonalities easily accessible via the five-way selector switch. There’s plenty of sparkle on tap; shimmering snap at the bridge, rounder, bell-like tones at the neck, and classic Strat quack at the “in-between” positions. This Strat weighs 8lbs, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple, satin finish
-Shape: Medium C, measuring .855” 1st fret, .935” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood 22 fret, lightly rolled edge, 7 1/4“ vintage-spec radius
-Frets: Slender, hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-4
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.650” (42mm), bone
-Tuners: Gotoh, Kluson-style
-Serialization: “Made in Japan”, T-prefix serial

Body Specs:

-Wood: Basswood
-Pickups: Single coil x3
-Controls: Volume x1, Tone x2, five-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Vintage-style vibrato with original arm
-Plastics: Three-ply pickguard, black pickup covers/knobs

This is a well-kept example, with wear on the gloss Gunmetal Blue finish limited to just a scant few faint finish scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole. The satin finish on the neck profile is immaculate.

The original Fender-branded gigbag is included.