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2014 Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster AST-M/SSH Medium Scale 24 3/4" White, Japan MIJ


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Up for sale, a 2014 Fender Aerodyne Stratocaster medium scale model AST-M/SSH in near mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order with an Olympic White gloss finish. A "Made in Japan" exclusive model not designed for export, this Strat features a shorter 24 3/4" scale, contoured neck heel, satin neck profile finish, and a 9 1/2" radius fretboard, all features engineered for lightning fast playing and easy bending. The basswood body offers a neutral, balanced tonal profile, especially favored for high gain scenarios, and the Dragster bridge position humbucker is clear and rich-sounding, equal parts punchy and cutting. The neck and middle position ceramic magnet single coils do a great job keeping pace with the humbucker, delivering more authority and power than traditional Strat pickups. This Aerodyne feels elegant and effortless, lightweight at 7lbs 1oz and professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with fresh 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

The maple neck has a medium C profile carve with full shoulders and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .840" deep at the 1st fret and .940" at the 12th. The dark, tight-grained 22 fret slab rosewood fretboard has a modern 9 1/2" radius, and the stock fretwire (just shy of medium jumbo) has plenty of meat, showing virtually no wear and playing easily up the 24 3/4" scale. The nut measures 1 9/16" in width, and the matching Olympic White headstock features Kluson-style Gotoh tuners which turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should. The four-bolt neck has a contoured heel allowing for easy access to the highest frets, and the "Made in Japan" text with JD14-prefix serial number is present directly above the neck heel.

All of the electronics function as intended, with clean black plastic parts and chrome hardware that's positively gleaming. The vintage-style Strat vibrato actuates easily for quick flutters and deeper dives, complete with the original arm. There are just a couple tiny marks on the lower bout body edge on the gloss Olympic White finish and a few light pick scuffs on the treble side of the strum path, while the satin neck profile finish is clean and smooth.

The original padded Fender gigbag is included.