Looking for an accurate reincarnation of Fender's famed 1962 Strat? Then take a look at this Fender American Vintage '62 Reissue Stratocaster from 1999, finished in stunning Metallic Ice Blue.
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.
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 matching the 1962 Stratocaster, including body contours, neck shape, vintage style tremolo and bridge.
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: 3 way switch
Colour: Metallic Ice Blue (Thin Skin Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer)
Unique Features: Aged Knobs and Switch Tip, White Dot Position Inlays
Weight: 7.56 lbs
This guitar is in excellent condition. It has been in a collection since new and well looked after. It has not been played except sporadically at home, and presents in as new condition. The plastic coating is still on the pick guard and rear trem cavity cover.
The neck is a nice vintage C contour, with a rich rosewood fingerboard and original frets with no wear.
Three black bottom 62 AVRI pickups with staggered poles. All original cloth wiring is in place & solder undisturbed.
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.
There were only 500 of these Metallic Ice Blue 62 AVRI Strats ever made, and this one presents in perfect pristine condition. An absolute stunner which is a joy to play.
Comes with its original Fender tweed hard shell case in excellent condition, along with tags and case candy including vintage Fender strap, trem arm, ashtray bridge cover & lead.
This one has a matching sibling in the 62 AVRI Jazz Bass also in Metallic Ice Blue, stock # 22044, listed next here at PREMIER GUITARS in Sydney.