Fender Stratocaster American Vintage – AMERICAN VINTAGE 62 STRATOCASTER Guitar Review :: Fender Electric Guitars Reviews

recalls the vibe of its Kennedy-era progenitor; a fresh look and faster action

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1962 was another watershed year for the Strat guitar. Five years of experimentation after the famous ’57 strat model culminated in another benchmark year for the Stratocaster. Now, the American Vintage ’62 Fender Stratocaster recalls the vibe of its Kennedy-era progenitor, it updates the ’57 Strat with a fresh look and faster action; it comes with the original tremolo with ashtray cover and authentic 3-way switching, but includes the parts to upgrade to 5-way and features a capped rosewood fingerboard, three-ply aged white pickguard and unique ’57/’62 pickups.

Features + Technical Specs
Model Name American Vintage ‘62 Stratocaster
Model Number 010-0100-(Color#)
Series American Vintage Series
Colors (800)* 3-Color Sunburst *add $50.00,
(805) Olympic White,
(806) Black,
(808) Ocean Turquoise,
(857) Surf Green,
(883) Ice Blue Metallic,
(Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Body Comfort Contoured Alder Body
Neck Maple, “C” Shape,
(Nitrocellulose Lacquer Finish)
Fingerboard Rosewood, 7.25” Radius (184 mm)
No. of Frets 21 Vintage Style Frets
Pickups 3 New American Vintage Strat Single-Coil Pickups with Aged Covers
Controls Master Volume,
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Pickup Switching 3-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Middle Pickup
Position 3. Neck Pickup
(5-Way Switch Included in Kit)
Bridge American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with “Ash Tray” Bridge Cover
Machine Heads Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Hardware Chrome
Pickguard 3-Ply Mint Green, (11 Hole)
Scale Length 25.5” (648 mm)
Width at Nut 1.650” (42 mm)
Unique Features Aged Knobs and Switch Tip
Strings Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel,
Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046),
p/n 073-0250-006
Accessories Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case, Strap, Cable, 5-Position Switch Update Kit, Meguiar’s Mist and Wipe Kit
These musical instruments offer includes Case Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case
Introduced 1/1998

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