Fender Japan ’62 Strat, trans pink, made in Japan 2007-10. These matching headstock, ash body versions of the ’62 reissue Strat popped up briefly in the Fender Japan catalog in the late 00s and oh boy, what a party of a guitar it is. First up, the finish: the pink is so vibrant, it walks the line between charming and obnoxious perfectly. Paired with the pearl guard and matching headstock, it’s a bold and fun take on the classic Strat curves. The neck is the classic slim sixties C shape that wins so many fans in the store, but it has twenty two frets and a more modern 10″ radius, which is handy for quick movement and big bends. The ash body lends the tone a little more midrange focus, so this has a sweet growl when using the bridge pickup into a dirty amp. The neck pickup doles out that glassy, fat Strat-spank and cleans up beautifully. There’s a lot of folks out there with a black Strat, you may as well dare to be different, right?
Model: Fender ’62 Reissue Stratocaster (ST62-ASH/MH)
Made: Japan, Dyna plant, 2007-10 (serial T091650)
Finish: transparent pink, gloss poly, 3-ply pearl white guard
Neck: maple with rosewood board, 10″ radius, 25.5″ scale, 22 frets, slim C shape
Pickups: Fender Japan ST-Single x3
Case: basic non original gig bag
Cosmetic condition notes: mild finish wear. The headstock and neck are pretty clean, no major marks. The back has a handful of minor scuffs around the cavity cover, no major marks. The sides have no major marks, just some tiny dimples neat the jack. The front is very clean too, just some dimples near the jack and some standard play wear on the guard and top horn. Overall: excellent condition (9/10).
Playing condition notes: Neck is straight, action is low, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electronics tested and working properly. The frets are looking great, 9/10 for fret life left. Setup with fresh 10/46 Mooonshiners strings.