Fender 2005 American Series Stratocaster® SSS Hard-Tail (62 Fiesta Red)


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Shout out to the guys at JLguitars (John & Alvin) in KL for doing a fine job refinishing this Fender 2005 American Series Stratocaster® SSS Hard-Tail.

~ $2000

This was a rare find for a hardtail strat and was originally in HH config and Candy Apple Red color.
Objective is to upgrade it to look like a Fender 1962 Fiesta Red Stratocaster.

Hardtail strats are on a different level for that sick tone that only hardtails can produce. Combined with these Van Zandt Blues old pups from 1998!, the tone output to my Fender Blues Jnr 4 amp is freaking heaven! Lighter weight but still the sustain is top notch! As you can see the rosewood fretboard is darker color too!

I have the complete specs sheet from Fender support email so this is genuine stuff.

Original parts that were swapped will be provided.

Comes with complete Fender documentation and tools.

Fender 2019 G&G Standard Hardshell Case (No key)

List of what was done.

- Refinished to a 1962 Fender Fiesta Red Color (Code #dd1923)

- Changed to Gotoh SD91 vintage tuners.

- Fender 3 ply 11-Hole 60s Vintage-Style SSS Stratocaster Pickguard, Mint Green.

- Van Zandt Blues Pickup (from 1998)

- Pickup wiring to American Original 60s configuration.

- Vintage cloth wiring.

- Changed to Vintage string tree.

- Installed Fender Genuine CRL 5 Way Pickup switch.

- Changed to Fender Stratocaster Accessory Kit - Aged White
Includes volume & tone knobs, switch tip and pickup covers.

- Installed 3 x CTS Pots 250K.

- Added Treble bleed circuit.

- Installed Orange drop capacitor.

- Copper tape shielding (Body pickup cavity & Pickguard.

Model Name: American Stratocaster® SSS Hard-Tail.
Series: 2005 American Series
Body: Alder
Neck: Maple, Modern “C” Shape,
(Satin Polyurethane Finish)
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
Frets: 22 Medium Jumbo Frets
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
Nut: 1.6875” (43 mm)
Hardware: Chrome
Machine Heads: Gotoh SD91 Vintage Tuning Machines.
Bridge: American Strat Strings-Through-Body Hard-Tail Bridge with Stainless Steel Saddles
Pickguard: Fender 3-Ply Mint Green.
Pickups: 1 Van Zandt Blues Pickup (Neck),
1 Van Zandt Blues Pickup (Middle RWRP), 1 Van Zandt Blues Pickup (Bridge)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Fender CRL


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