The American Vintage Reissue Series originally debuted during the twilight of the CBS era in 1982, when the '57 and '62 Reissue models were still built at the Fullerton, CA plant. In 1985, production of the series moved to the Corona, California where it remained until Fender ceased production of this AVRI model some years ago.
The '62 Vintage Reissue model featured specifications exactly matching the famed 1962 Stratocaster, including body contours, neck shape, vintage style tremolo and bridge. And this one comes in the very desirable custom colour of Fiesta Red.
Model Name: American Vintage ‘62 Stratocaster
Series: American Vintage Series
Body: Comfort Contoured Alder Body
Neck: Maple, “C” Shape,
Finish: Gloss Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer Finish
Fingerboard: Rosewood Slab 9.5” Radius
No. of Frets: 21 Vintage Frets
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
Width @ Nut: 1.650” (42 mm)
Machine Heads: Fender/Gotoh Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo
Pickguard: 3-Ply Mint Green
Pickups: American Vintage ‘62 Strat single-coil pickups
Pickup Switching: 5 way switch
Colour: Fiesta Red (Thin Skin Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer)
Unique Features: Aged Knobs and Switch Tip, White Dot Position Inlays
Weight: 7.66 lbs
This guitar is in excellent condition. It has been in a collection since new and well looked after. It was played at a few select gigs long ago and since then has been kept at home. It presents in as new condition.
The neck is a nice vintage C contour, with a rich rosewood slab fingerboard and original frets with no wear. Three 62 AVRI pickups with staggered poles. All original cloth wiring is in place.
If you’ve ever doubted the tonal effects that a quality nitro finish can have on a guitar then prepare to be informed. There’s a singing richness to the sound of the ’62 reissue that simply can’t be replicated by a poly-coated guitar. Add to this the classic tone of Fender’s reissue American Vintage ‘62 Strat single-coil pickups - they’re punchy, with a little more emphasis on the mid-tones - and you get a guitar that just oozes with that warm, organic, and airy early ’60s Strat sound.
For budgets that don't include big bucks to spend on an original 62 Strat, the AVRI '62 Reissue is just about as good as you can get. It's pretty much Custom Shop quality without the price tag. And this one presents in pristine condition – a fabulous Fiesta Strat which is a joy to play.
Comes with its original Fender tweed hard shell case in good condition, along with a vintage style Fender leather strap.