This JD-Serial Made in Japan Fender 1962 Reissue Strat from 2013 is a particularly nice example of the fantastic line-up of Japanese Stratocasters, renoun for their incredible build quality and playability. I have the opportunity to grab an early 1962 Stratocaster (early 72000 S/N) which has seen quite a few modifications in its life. Pre-Owned. I've been playing guitar since I was 8 years old. Learn More. Buy It Now +$70.00 shipping. 1-owner guitar, never messed with, has the 3-way switch still, serial# V020241, 3-Tone Sunburst, Rosewood fretboard, neck date is 10-2-86, weighs only 7 lbs. There’s no mechanism to actually lock it in place – it just sits there – so don’t stress too much if it pops off. Then take a look at the Fender American Vintage '62 Reissue Stratocaster electric guitar. Bridge saddles’ “Fender Pat.Pend” stamping is more pronounced. The bridge pickup here has a chewy, grindy quality with subdued bass and vibrant midrange. C … On the low E string, the bar can drop the pitch down about a Bb – certainly nothing like the ‘so loose the strings hang off the neck’ depths reached by double locking Floyd Rose type trems. Watch the video for MSG’s ‘Drilled To Kill’, Hear the new Bob Evans single, ‘Born Yesterday’. Pre-Owned. I chose to leave the 3-way switch as-is for a while, but will probably upgrade to the 5-way once I get tired of trying to balance it at those midway points for the combination settings. Watch; Fender American Vintage 62 Stratocaster Electric Guitar. The American Vintage '62 Reissue is tailored to the specifications of the original, complete with vintage-style tremolo and C-shaped neck profile. Ah, the MIJ (Made in Japan) Fender vintage replicas of the '80s and early '90s… Perhaps more than any other, these guitars came to define my heyday as a guitarist. Includes all the original case candies...There are some light scratches but nothing major. Fender Stratocaster 1962 reissue from 1983 This is one of the greatest sounding Strats I ever played! The sound is lagging so I do apologize. Disclaimer. The Strat still had only a 3-way pickup selector switch, although astute players had already realised they could access neck+middle and bridge+middle combinations by balancing the switch between the notched settings. Overview. A slab-board blond 1962 Fender Stratocaster with an Ash body and gold parts. Both cracks have been repaired & reinforced from the rear but the one by the neck pickup has opened up again but could be fixed if preferred. The middle pickup has a slightly hollow voice with more bass and less treble than the bridge pickup. The rosewood slab fretboard’s radius is a curvaceous 7.25″ (184mm), which may present some ‘fretting out’ (more on this later) if you go nuts with your bends, especially if you prefer a lower action, but hey, it was good enough for Jimi so it should be good enough for the rest of us, right? Oh, this poor, poor myth just won’t die will it. It's a reissue from 1983, it used to belong to Gary Moore and it's an amazing guitar! A 1962 Fender Stratocaster American Vintage Reissue w/case. C $1,629.61. To reflect our commitment, we updated our terms and conditions. PG 4057: Fender 1957 Strat Reissue Made in Japan, 8 screws, 3 pu, 3 knobs & switch, all screw holes countersunk. To fit the cover, place it over the bridge then push it back towards the rear strap pin. Switch to the neck. PG 40571: Fender Custom Shop '57 Strat Reissue Vintage Original USA 1962 Pre-CBS Fender it has a maple neck with rose fingerboard. Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. Oops, looks like you forgot something. Gary used this guitar in the "Emerald Aisles - Live in Ireland" VHS and on the… Weird! This guitar features vintage-correct appointments to the finest degree. I think it’s pretty clear at this point that I’m pretty infatuated with this guitar. This change took place in July 1962. Fender Stratocaster 1962 slab-board pre-CBS USA Vi . The pickguard is actually entirely backed with a pickguard-shaped sheet of metal (actually it kinda looks like it could be two) to block out extraneous interference. Remember what I said about the middle pickup being like the default? You can check out my guitar playing at Bandcamp or on YouTube, check out the I Heart Guitar podcast and feel free to email me at peter@iheartguitarblog.com - oh and unsolicited SEO service emails will be printed out just so I can have the tactile pleasure of having something to scrunch up and throw in the trash. Required fields are marked *. Dank ihres dritten Single-Coil-Tonabnehmer ermöglichte sie eine größere Klangvielfalt und wegen des angenehm geformten Korpus war sie bequemer zu spielen. France, From United Kingdom. John’s Stratocaster was made in 1962, which is the third year of Fender using rosewood fretboards on the Stratocaster model. There is a great video on YouTube for this trem entitled "Fender American Vintage 62 Reissue Tremolo Bridge". For now I’m enjoying the vintage accuracy of the 3-way switch. By the way, in the interests of vintageness, Fender includes an original-style strap and cable as well as the ‘ashtray’ bridge cover (which everyone took off anyway). The Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster Reissue taps into a magical point in Fender’s history, where the Stratocaster had grown and evolved from its 1954 roots. Yep. If the noise is a problem you could always upgrade the pickups, but I kinda like that subtle background hiss for what it represents: the early days of electric guitar, when rock and roll was dangerous, cars had big freakin’ fins and malt shops were full of cute chicks in polka dot skirts. However, around July/August 1962 Fender went from slab to veneer fretboards, meaning that the rosewood fretboard that was glued onto the maple neck became thinner in profile. Has usual cracks at tip of horn and at the edge of the neck pickup height adjustment screw hole. This is known as the Mary Kay model, because the singer Mary Kay posed for a promotional Fender ad holding a blond Fender Stratocaster with gold parts. Yes, the guitar that prompted me to give up my Ibanez Jem7VWH. item 1 Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster 2004 superb AVRI USA 1962 Strat reissue 1 - Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster 2004 superb AVRI USA 1962 Strat reissue £1,295.00 + £45.00 postage Need something rounder and juicier? The mid 1962 Fender Stratocaster saw the fretboard go from the thick slab board Brazilian rosewood to a thinner veneer Brazilian rosewood. Fender Stratocaster Neck 1962 Like SRV #1 Curved Rosewood Fingerboard August 62 Fender American Vintage Reissue '62 Stratocaster 2008, in rare Ice Blue Metallic finish. Looking for an accurate reincarnation of Fender's 1962 Strat? I live in Melbourne, Australia with my wonderful wife Pilgrim, our son, our dog and kitty, and my hobbies include drinking way too much coffee, eating way too much Mexican food, and being an aging goth. Pre-Owned. Learn More, We understand the importance of online privacy and are committed to complying with the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Currency: Gorgeous guitar, worn in all the right ways At lower gain levels it’s thin but not particularly brittle, while various levels of overdrive bring out successive layers of fatness and chunk while masking some of the treble. By continuing to use Reverb, you agree to these updates, and to our cookie policy. Trés beau manche de Strat Japonais RI 62 touche palissandre asiatique teinté, année 2016/2017, mêmes caractéristiques que la série American Vintage 62. [/geo-in], Your email address will not be published. Earlier Strats had single-ply pickguards and maple fretboards. The body is alder, finished in nitrocellulose lacquer instead of the more modern polyurethane. Much like the interactivity of the bridge pickup, dig in hard here and you’ll hear that classic noodly Strat sound, or reign it in for a softer, rounder voice that sounds great when played fingerstyle. So hit me up if you're a guitar company that needs a writer or social media guy, okay? The American Vintage '62 Reissue is tailored to the specifications of the original, complete with vintage-style tremolo and C-shaped neck profile. 1963 Fender Stratocaster guitar specs: By April or so the location of the pickguard screw between the neck and middle pickup is moved about 1/2″ towards the middle pickup. Pre-Owned. Fender American Vintage `62 Stratocaster Reissue 4.13 out of 5 based on 54 ratings . Sound! $2,236.05. I'm Peter Hodgson. Basically same lick on all five pickup selections. Not really. Is there 60 cycle hum? The harder you play, the brighter it sounds. Controls include a master volume pot as well as tone controls for the neck and middle pickups. Good old fashion Fender vintage construction. No, y’know what? My Strat is set up so that an open G can be bent up just over 3 semitones to – again – a Bb. Back in the day, it didn’t occur to anyone to design different pickups for different positions. $2,749.00. It’s a very interactive experience. Little changed about the Strat in '62 from the previous couple years. Original 1962 Celluloid Nitrate pickguard remove from a 1962 Fender Stratocaster. Your mileage may vary, of course. This replica isn’t 100% accurate – there are one or two compromises (which I'll come to in due course) – but the guitar does, without doubt, have the aura of an early ‘60s Stratocaster. Bring tissues. Your email address will not be published. The neck is also finished in nitro, has a nut width of 1.650″ (42mm), and is capped with vintage-style tuning machines. Today’s Fender USA ’62 Strat Reissue differs from this one in a few respects. It has that great lively Stevie Ray Vaughan tone: fat, loud, articulate, and with a great growl which is really emphasised with some light overdrive. The neck features 21 vintage-size frets (they’re quite small and relatively low), with white pearloid position markers including vintage-accurate further-spaced-than-usual twin 12th position dots. Manche Fender Stratocaster Reissue 1962 Made in Japan 2016. Be the first to review “Fender Dave’s Guitar Shop Limited Edition American 1962 Reissue Stratocaster – Sonic Blue” Click here to cancel reply. Fender Stratocaster 62 Reissue USA AVRI American Vintage 1962: Condition: Used. I've done corporate writing for Roland, Yamaha, Fender, Seymour Duncan, Gibson and plenty more. From United Kingdom. Hi! Later still, the Strat (in the form of the current American Deluxe Stratocaster) adopted a 2-point fulcrum vibrato system, compound radius fretboard (a roundish 9.5″ at the neck end, progressing to a flatter and more shred-friendly 14″ at the noodly end), locking tuning machines and the S-1 switch for additional tonal options. You can see this evolution by looking at the American Vintage ’57 Stratocaster Reissue. Pre-Owned. I bought my first one – a ’62 bound-edge Custom Telecaster reissue – in 1985, and at one point in the early 1990s I literally could not get enough of them. Flip to the bridge. EUR Looking for an accurate reincarnation of Fender's 1962 Strat? Well as much as I believe that to be true, I simply can’t get enough of the neck pickup. Now. By ’62 the design had mutated to 3-ply pickguards and rosewood fretboards. Fender American Vintage ’62 Stratocaster Electric Guitar Olympic White from Guitar Center. All three pickups share the same magnet polarity and winding direction. I find the middle pickup especially good for Hendrix tones, both clean and driven, and it seems to especially favour complex chords between the 5th and 12th frets. The complete Fender reissue line also included a 1962 version of the Strat, with a rosewood fretboard and three-ply pickguard, a maple-necked ’57 Precision Bass, a … INTERVIEW: Tony MacAlpine of Seven The Hardway. If the hum, the limited whammy bar travel, the rounded fretboard radius and the fact that nitro finishes age more rapidly (and attractively!) Hey! Guitar news, reviews, interviews, videos and lessons. Based on photos, John’s Stratocaster had a thicker slab fretboard, which means that it was made from early to mid-1962. Here goes nothin’… The ’62 Strat is just as special as a ’59 Les Paul, in that…it’s old, inconsistent, and spotty at best…or at least it was when it/they were made. It’s easier to use the bar to hit specific pitches, and you can use it David Gilmour-style to add gentle or wild vibrato to bent notes. Also, my box says "Made in Mexico", which is a bit confusing. PG 40054: Fender 2004 Japanese 1962 Reissue Strat Made in Japan, 11 screws, 3 PU, 3 knobs & switch, all holes countersunk. It is a double-cutaway guitar, with an extended top "horn" shape for balance. Simply placing the pickups at different points on the body and providing a few tone controls was considered enough. Speaking of which, the pickup switch is a vintage-accurate 3-way version – neck, middle or bridge only – but Fender thoughtfully includes a 5-way switch in the age so you can change it over yourself (or have a tech or guitar store do it for you). Buy It Now +C $170.34 shipping. 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