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Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster Electric Guitar  

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This classic updates the '57 Strat with a fresh look and faster action. It has all the vintage features of the '57 (alder body, maple neck, vintage pickups), plus a rosewood fretboard and a slimmer, q... Click To Read More About This Product

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This classic updates the '57 Strat with a fresh look and faster action. It has all the vintage features of the '57 (alder body, maple neck, vintage pickups), plus a rosewood fretboard and a slimmer, quicker neck shape that allowed surf-era rockers to push the envelope. It comes with the original tremolo with ashtray cover and authentic 3-way switching, but includes the parts to upgrade to 5-way.

Features
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • American Vintage pickups
  • 3-way switching (retrofit parts for 5-way included)
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FenderAmerican Vintage '62 Stratocaster Electric Guitar
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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(35 of 40 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

One Sweet Strat

By Ed Man

from Ohio

Comments about Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I just recently purchased this axe from GC and let me tell, this is one sweet strat. I also own an American Deluxe and 2 PRS custom 22's. I was never a real vintage guy, but this guitar intrigued me from the first time I saw one in the store. I love the feeling of history with this guitar. The deluxe is also a great playing guitar with awesome tones but nothing beats this thing for pure unadulterated Strat tone. I play through a Mesa Lone Star special and this thing sings and screams. I was somewhat shocked given many of the reviews talk about weak pickups. To me they are what a Strat sounds like... perfect. Guitars are very subjective things and I believe this may be one of the best guitars out there. I still love my PRS's for crunch time but for just pure playing pleasure this guitar is the king. Get one, you won't be sorry!!

(24 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fender 62' Reissue Stratocaster

By MusicDude12

from Connecticut

Comments about Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

This is a great guitar. I got the olympic white, and it came in a very high quiality brown hardshell case. I opened it to find this beautiful guitar nesled in soft orange plush. It had the ashtray bridge cover, the tremolo bar, the finish wash, the polish cloth, a vintage strap, a vintage cable, the 5-way switch upgrade, and all the manuals in the compartment. As soon as i picked this guitar up out of its case i sensed it was special. The trem bar was a tight fit to get it at first but after a while it sat nicly. The guitar was set up great out of the box and played like a dream. I plugged into my fender combo. The neck fit nicly in my hand, very comfortable, and easy to play. I turned on the clean channel, and the strat dished out warm bassy tones on its UP pickup postion. Then, the DOWN pickup postion can give you that clean funk tone and country. Even with just a 3-way pickup selector this guitar can cover a variety of areas. On the distortion channel, I again started with the UP pickup position. It was insane, the warm overdrive rolled out of the strat. In the DOWN pickup postion, there was that tone filled distortion. With the gain on 10 I got those metal tones. THis guitar is perfect for many music styles. Great for everything. Great feel, killer sound, and looks to dye for. Great job fender.

(13 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

you`ll never go wrong...

By sonny wolf

from austin texas

Comments about Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I`ve aquired a quite a few of these models over the years and never had a bad one.Each one did have it`s own personality but the quality was always consistent.The pickups are great for vintage sounds of course.They have enough output but stay within vintage territory.The midrange is a little more prominent than some other strat pickups.The weight of the bodies is consistent,not too heavy and the workmanship is accurate to general vintage specs.The playabilty is great(once you get used to the small frets,hey if Jimi used them then...).The tuning is very stable and overall this is a very charismatic and credible Strat.This and the classic player 60`s model are my two favourites.You`ll never go wrong owning this model if want the classic strat sound.

(10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

great sound

By Anonymous

from Oakland, CA

Comments about Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I've owned the Fender American Vintage '62 Strat in sunburst for 6 months now and I love it. It's everything a traditional Strat should be: comfortable, simple, and versatile. It won't knock your socks off with power, but it will get all those beautiful Strat tones you know and love. Plug into a Marshall and sound like Jimi; Plug it into Fender and sound like Stevie Ray. My only complaint is that the little frets wear out quickly if you're a big string bender. Sometimes you gotta pay for that vintage feel. It's an awesome guitar, though.

(9 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Guitar

By Frank Zappa is the best!

from Undisclosed

Comments about Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster Electric Guitar:

I bought one of these from GC.com and when it arrived the high e string was almost off the fretboard. I took it to a luthier and he said the bridge was flawed. To my chagrin, I returned it, and two weeks later my new olympic white strat finally arrrived. This one was in great shape except for the fact that the whammy bar slot is misaligned slightly making it a little difficult to get the bar inside. Despite this, the guitar sounds great plugged in. Nice warm tone and sustain. I have an american standard strat with fender 69' pickups installed and they sound really good but these 57/62 pickups make this guitar my favorite. I still think the guitar is overpriced though.

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