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2013 Fender FSR Stratocaster ‘71 Vintage Reissue ST71-ASH Walnut, Near-Mint, Japan MIJ

$1,699.99

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Up for sale, a 2013 Fender Stratocaster ‘71 FSR vintage reissue model ST71-ASH in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. This “Made in Japan” Strat was produced exclusively for the Japanese domestic market, uncommon outside of its country of origin, as a FSR (Factory Special Run) limited edition featuring a custom color gloss Walnut finish with matching headstock, and an ash body loaded with a trio of USA-made Fender Custom Shop Texas Special single coil pickups.

A maple neck and slab rosewood fretboard round out the tonewood complement, and this Strat has an immediate, percussive acoustic response with midrange cut inherent to ash as a tonewood. The Texas Special pickups are faithful to vintage spec, with black fiber bobbins, cloth-covered leads and Alnico V magnets, delivering an array of classic Stratocaster tonalities, slightly overwound for additional output and midrange. The bridge pickup has a snappy, aggressive snap, the neck pickup is smooth and broad, and the “in-between” positions on the five-way pickup selector switch offer quintessential hollow Strat quack. Weighing 7lbs 6oz, this Strat has been 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, generous shoulders, measuring .835” 1st fret, .900” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood slab, 7 1/4” vintage-spec radius
-Frets: Slender, flawless
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1 5/8“, bone
-Tuners: F-tuners
-Serialization: “Made in Japan”, JD13-prefix serial

Body Specs:

-Wood: Ash
-Pickups: Fender Custom Shop Texas Special single coils
-Controls: Volume x1, Tone x2
-Hardware: Vintage-style vibrato with black-tipped arm
-Plastics: Three-ply black pickguard, light scuffing along strum path, black knobs/pickup covers

The custom color gloss Walnut finish exhibits just a scant few faint scratches in the clear coat on the body as a whole. The smooth matching Walnut gloss on the neck profile is immaculate.

A padded gigbag is included.