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This actual 1962 Japan Stratocaster Sunburst Reissue was meticulously distressed with such an attention to detail accomplished with the use of magnification and tools as small as a sewing needle.
All Japan Parts were removed and sold. All parts were replaced with the exact Fender USA parts found on SRV #1 . Finished in Nitro Lacquer and dipped in the same rare formula Yellow Stain that is missing from most SRV Clones
  • Original 62' Reissue body with Vintage SSS routing.
  • Body and Neck were carefully stripped and then kiln dried
  • Cara SRV Clones are some of the very few that are actually dipped in the original 62 formula Yellow Stain. Take a close look at Original SRV Photos and this guitar.  No better attention to paint detail is taken.
  • Once dried they were finished to vintage Fender specs with Nitro Lacquer.
  • Fender 62, Stratocaster Reissued Decal
  • Open wood was chemically aged, not stained, and the color of the wood impregnates past the surface, just as natural aging would.
  • Decals are exact matches to SRV's and placement is pinpoint correct, with trimming as found on the original #1
  • Rear of guitar shows major distress surrounding the tremolo cavity and wood burnt S.R. Vaughan
  • The fretboard has been leveled just as SRV's tech had done over the many years of work. The Radius is closer to a 9" than a 10"
  • The neck has been refretted with Dunlop Jumbo Frets and dressed 1x
  • Headstock shows heat damage below the low E tuning post.
Specifications and Parts
  • AGED Fender American Left Handed Gold Vintage Tremolo, with
  • Mahogany fillerblock on right side of tremolo rout.
  • Right handed trem bar
  • Aged Gold Fender Ultra Tuners
  • All screws, springs and metal were individually aged by hand.
  • Incredible detail and effort is put into the plastic distress.
  • The edges of the knobs are slightly rounded and printing has peeled.
  • The color of the White parts have been naturally aged to a mild Ivory.
  • Pickguard is aged and Modified for access to rear vintage + Truss Rod adjustment.
  • The pickguard tip is split at the top screw point, and piece is missing, just as the original.
  • Brand New Fender Custom Shop Texas Special Pickups
  • Meticulous wiring with vintage cloth wire
  • 250K CTS Pots
  • Sprague Orange Drop .022 Cap Part #SBE716P600V

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About Jim Cara
Creating Guitars and Experiences of a Lifetime.
Jim Cara's work is found in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Hard Rock Cafe's as well as on stage with a list of Rock Stars too many to mention. His replicas of iconic electric guitars are authorized by the famous living players that have owned the originals and are sold with the opportunity to meet the star in a one on one experience.

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Listed5 years ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • 62 Stratocaster Reissue
Made In
  • United States

Original Cara Hot Rod Guitars

Wilmington, DE, United States
Joined Reverb:2015

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