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This is a 1995-96 Fender Stratocaster ST-62, Made in Japan with a U 6-digit serial. Beautiful candy apple red finish with dark, rich rosewood fretboard and vintage style frets. Tuners upgraded to German made Sperzels. Pickups have been upgraded to Fender Custom Shop with cloth wire. That’s a $270 upgrade. The electronics in the Japanese instruments are sometimes their one weak spot (especially pots and wiring), so these pickups and components are really a bonus. Also comes with original molded hard case and tremolo bar.
Specs include a C-shape, 21-fret maple neck with slab rosewood board and vintage 7.25-inch neck radius. Costmetically, there are some chips on the edges, but the top still looks amazing. Frets have mild flattening and grooves, but it still plays well all over the neck. Weight is 7 pounds, 10 ounces. Neck plate was replaced and says “Squier” on it. It has no rear tremolo cover. This comes from the early days of Japanese FujiGen Gakki production—renown for quality. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking!
What You Get
— Full setup and cleaning.
— 30-day return policy.
— Ship within 1 business day–pro packing.
All our setups are done by our in-house luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well–with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google “THERE IN ONE PIECE…How to Pack a Guitar” you will find it. Thanks.