1962 Reissue Stratocaster "JV" ST62-85 in Sunburst Lacquer

This ST62-85 Stratocaster reissue has a neck date of July 1982, making it one of the earliest of Fender Japan products (the company's first guitars were released in May 1982). This is one of the fabled "JV" serial number guitars which in the first two years of Fender Japan's existence served notice to Fender USA that the reissue quality bar had been raised to a dauntingly high level. These were the guitars about which Dan Smith of Fender USA made his oft-quoted comment that the work of their Japanese counterparts made the US Fender guys want to cry.

This "JV" Strat has an alder body, a lacquer finish, stock US Fender pickups, a steel tremelo block for enhanced resonance and the three-way switch that the "JV" Strats employed in the interest of maximum authenticity.

Although it's missing its rear tremelo cover it's in otherwise excellent condition. It weighs 8 lbs 5 oz (3.8 kg) and it comes with a gig bag.

To purchase or inquire about this guitar, please contact guitargai.

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