Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster Features:
- Color: Three-color sunburst
- Body Type: Solidbody electric
- Finish: Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer
- Neck Wood: Maple
- Neck Shape: “C” shape with 7.25-inch radius
- Body Wood: Comfort contoured alder
- Machine Heads: Fender / Gotoh vintage style tuning machines
- Fingerboard: Rosewood (round lam)
- No. of Frets: 21 vintage style
- Position Markers: White pearloid dot inlays
- Pickups: Three American Vintage single coil Strat pickups
- Controls: Master volume and two tone control (neck and middle pickups)
- Bridge/Tailpiece: American Vintage synchronized tremolo with “ash tray” bridge cover
- Pickup Switching: Three-position blade switch (five-position kit included)
- Hardware: Chrome
- Case: Deluxe brown hardshell case included
- Scale Length: 25.5 inches
- Weight: 8lb
- Serial #: V151757
Here we have a stunning & 100% mint condition 2006 Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster in 3 tone sunburst.
This beauty has hardly been out of her case since she was born, still has the protective film on her parchment coloured scratchplate. So to save waffling on about her, please see the spec from Fender below.
She comes with more candy than a sweet shop, including her bridge cover & 5-way selector switch. Sleeps in her historically accurate Brown Tolex Case.
Own a Piece of Guitar History!
One of the most popular instruments in history, the Fender Stratocaster – first introduced in 1954 – is certainly the most imitated electric guitar ever. 1962 was another watershed year for the instrument. The culmination of five more years of tweaking – resulting in small but important changes – the ’62 now sports a three-color sunburst or “Custom Colors” along with a “round lam” rosewood fingerboard, three-ply aged “mint green” pickguard and those great-sounding ’57/’62 pickups.
Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster At a Glance:
- Three-color sunburst lacquer finish over a “comfort contoured” alder body
- Three new American Vintage Strat single coil pickups with beveled magnets
- One-piece maple neck and rosewood fingerboard with classic “C” shape and lacquer finish
Straight from the Time Machine to You!
While the Telecaster (and the single pickup version, the Esquire) was a success, Leo Fender listened to players who were looking for an instrument that was a step up from the “plain vanilla” Tele. The company had moved into a new factory and now had the ability to build an upscale solidbody electric. In 1954, the Fender Stratocaster made its debut and a true American icon was born. By 1957, some would say the maple neck Strat had been perfected with features like the “custom contoured” body. In 1962, the Strat had finally become available with the more traditional rosewood fingerboard.
Fender employees Dan Smith and John Page flew all over the country and looked at every vintage Strat, eventually deciding that the 1957 model, as well as the 1962 model with rosewood fingerboard, were the quintessential Strats. Recreated using measurements taken from over 200 Stratocasters, the ’62 Strat truly looks like it came straight from the time machine. Its sleek, stylish lines in some ways seem to owe more to contemporary automobile designs than traditional guitar building. This recreation features a three-color sunburst with a nitro-cellulose lacquer finish over a solid alder body, along with all the other features that made the original instrument such an overwhelming success. These include a multi-ply “mint green”-ply white pickguard and an American Vintage synchronized tremolo.
That Trademark Strat Sound
Good looks are just part of the story. The ’62 Strat also sounds faithful to the original thanks to three newly designed ’57/’62 American Vintage single coil pickups with aged covers. This delivers all the “spank and sparkle” you’d expect, and just like the original, the ’62 Strat comes with the three-position blade selector switch (back then, players had to carefully place their switches in the “in between” positions to access pickup combinations for what was inaccurately called the “out-of-phase” sound). Not to worry, as Fender has thoughtfully included a five-position switch kit, should you wish to access those classy, classic tones with less hassle. Either way, the ’62 sounds just like the best Strat off the assembly line during that historic year!
Historically Accurate Natural Maple Neck
Leo Fender wasn’t afraid to “think outside the box” when it came to guitar designs. In the 1950s and well into the 1960s, the blond natural maple neck turned more than a few heads and became almost synonymous with Fender guitars. The ’62 Strat comes with a one-piece maple neck, but with the historically-accurate “round lam” rosewood fingerboard with the fast-playing, classic “C” shape and, true to its vintage, a nito-cellulose lacquer finish.
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