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2012 Fender Super-Sonic Electric Guitar Dark Gunmetal Flake w/ Upgrades


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Up for sale, a 2012 Fender Pawn Shop Super-Sonic in exceptional condition and in perfect working order with a Dark Gunmetal Flake gloss finish. The Super-Sonic model made its debut in 1997 under the Squier brand via Fender Japan's Vista Series, while the short-lived and discontinued iteration of the Super Sonic seen here bears the top shelf Fender branding. This Super-Sonic has also been upgraded from stock to better match the highly sought after initial run, with a USA-made pearloid pickguard, shifted neck pickup placement, and fully upgraded electronics.

Boasting a compact and ergonomic offset alder body, maple neck, and thick slab 22 fret rosewood fingerboard, the Super-Sonic is an extremely easy-playing and lively instrument. While the stock humbuckers were very overwound and quite compressed, the pair of black bobbin humbuckers currently installed in the guitar have a more restrained output in-line with a vintage Gibson wind, delivering both dynamic cleans and rich overdriven crunch with ease. The guitar weighs 7lbs 5oz, 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 round shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .845" deep at the 1st fret and .925" at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard has a modern 9 1/2" radius with perfect original medium jumbo fretwire, playing cleanly up the 24" scale. The nut measures 1 5/8" in width, and the reverse headstock features Kluson-style tuning machines that turn smoothly.

All of the electronics function as intended, with the upgraded humbuckers wired to full-size pots and a premium Mojo Dijon tone cap. To perfectly match the original Vista Series Super-Sonic's neck pickup placement, there is a small professional route on the forward edge of the neck pickup cavity. The white pearloid pickguard is another custom upgrade, produced by Jeannie Pickguards. The chrome hardware is positively gleaming, and there's barely a scratch on the Dark Gunmetal Flake gloss finish.

A gigbag is included.