Up for sale, a 2013 Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. An uncommon model, this Strat was made exclusively for the Japanese domestic market and features a Gunmetal Blue gloss finish with matching headstock and cream body binding. Loaded with a trio of stock single coil pickups, the guitar boasts a five-way pickup selector toggle and array of classic Strat tonalities. Plenty of sparkle and smooth, warm single coil silk can be coaxed out of these pickups, and the Aerodyne feels elegant and effortless. The guitar weighs 8lbs 2oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The maple neck has a slender C profile carve with modest shoulder and faintly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .835" deep at the 1st fret and .925" at the 12th. The dark slab 22 fret rosewood fretboard retains the original slender frets which have their full factory height and well-rounded crowns, showing moderate wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-3, with fainter wear extending until fret 8. The guitar plays well up the 25 1/2" scale, and the bone nut measures 1 5/8" in width. The matching Black headstock features Kluson-style Gotoh tuners which turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should. The "Made in Japan" text and JD13-prefix serial number are present just above the four-bolt neck plate.
All of the electronics function as intended, with a traditional Stratocaster control layout and five-way pickup selector switch. The guitar features a vintage-style Strat vibrato which anchors with six screws and is slightly recessed into the body. The individual Fender-branded bridge saddles show just a touch of patina, while the bridge base and jack cup have plenty of shine. Cosmetic wear includes some requisite pick scuffing across the guard, and some vibrato arm-related shallow dings and scuffs on the lower bout on top. There is one small finish chip adjacent to the binding on top, and a few additional light finish scratches and minor marks on the body as a whole, while the neck profile has a smooth satin finish.