Fender Vintage Hot Rod '62 Stratocaster (Olympic White)Item ID: StratVH62OWT
Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and Three Single-coil Pickups - Olympic White
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Early 60s Looks, 21st Century Tone!The FENDER® Vintage Hot Rod '62 Strat® bridges the gap between the Fender Custom Shop and production models. Loaded with the most requested custom features built into Custom Shop models, the Vintage Hot Rod '62 is equipped with American Vintage Strat single-coil pickups, a larger "C"-shaped neck, and an American Vintage Synchronized tremolo. This is a vintage hot-rodded Strat for the 21st century! A Hot Rod '57 Strat is also available. Get a brand-new guitar with that magical broken-in feel with the Fender Vintage Hot Rod '62 Strat®.
Fender Vintage Hot Rod '62 Stratocaster® at a Glance:
A brand-new old friend
Classic vintage styling and a thin nitrocellulose laquer finish mingle with modern pickups and a comfy "C"-shaped neck with a Rosewood fingerboard and medium jumbo frets on the Vintage Hot Rod '62 Strat. The result is a guitar with a vintage feel and modern tonal capabilities, giving it a broken-in vibe and adding functionality to a classic instrument. If you ever pined for the feeling you can only get from playing a great-sounding, lived-in axe but want a new instrument, here it is!
A classic vehicle with some real horsepower
Yes, it's got a classy, vintage appeal. But you'll be getting a lot more output from these three American Vintage Strat Single-Coil pickups than your daddy's Strat could muster. From sparkling to scorching, you'll get whatever your tonal palette desires with these pickups!
The Vintage Hot Rod '62 Strat's Maple neck has that comfortable broken-in feeling, thanks to its vintage "C" shape. A flatter fingerboard radius and medium jumbo frets also contribute to the easy playability of this instrument, which comes with a deluxe brown hardshell case.
Fender Vintage Hot Rod '62 Stratocaster Features:
The Fender Vintage Hot Rod '62 Stratocaster gives you vintage feel and modern tone!
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Chrystal, McMinnville, TN
Reviewsbased on 4 reviews
Best strat I have ever owned!
by derek wallace from Rhome Texaswow what a fat neck! but I have large hands so this neck is perfect! the build quality Is just amazing! there isn't a flaw on the outside or inside. it has the tightest neck pocket I have ever had. ... read more [+]it actually took a little bit of a nudge to get the neck out to adjust the neck relief ;) . also there wasn't a single drop of paint in the neck pocket. nor was there a single speck of dust inside under the pick guard. the pickups sound amazing and are dead quiet in the 2 & 4 position. the tone on this guitar is HUGE, its probably because of the added neck mass. there was also no fret rattle of any kind and the intonation was dead on. fender and sweetwater did an excellent job on this one. this strat will definitely be passed down to my children one day
November 3, 2011
Music Background: Bedroom blues master!
as a bonus AJ Becerra with sweetwater is an awesome guy and a pleasure to work with.
but there is one thing I have a complaint about. the guitar case doesn't want to stand up on its edge. G&G got the halves a bit misaligned so it tips over with just a slight breeze. the case also feels allot lighter and lower quality than the 1984 vintage reissue case I have. but its just a case and it will still do its job. close [-]
Fender Vintage Hot Rod '62 strat
by steve sutton from North Carolina USAThis is a Great strat and a pleasure to play! The neck on this Baby is Awesome! The pickups have that "Sweet" vintage tone! The saleman... Austin was Great to work with! Will buy again in the futur... read more [+]e. Thanks much! Steve close [-]
March 24, 2011
Music Background: Guitar
by David Hartwell from NYYes very nice guitar. Neck is nice once you get the feel of it. Has excellent tone. Finish is very thin so be careful with it. the normal poly coat is much more durable compared to nitro.
February 7, 2009
Music Background: Musician
olympic white vintage hotrod 62!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by juanypei from shaolinthis is my first strat.
April 7, 2008
Music Background: modrockinghobbyist
i can't say anything comparative because i've nothing to compare it to. does it play like a 62? i don't know. does it sounds like a 62? beats the hell out of me? does i... read more [+]t have the similar appointments to a 62? damned if i know, but i do know that it's the perfect color and i love what i hear and the distinctive quacky spank and the way it feels in my hands and the enjoyment i get when i play tells me that this thing is good.
it's a hot rod so all it needs now is flames. close [-]
Fender Vintage Hot Rod '62 Stratocaster (Olympic White)
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