1995 Fender Stratocaster '72 Vintage Reissue ST72 Olympic White, Japan MIJ Fujigen, Blackmore

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About This Listing

Up for sale, a 1995 Fender Stratocaster '72 vintage reissue model ST72-53 in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Channelling Ritchie Blackmore aesthetics, this Strat was produced at the famed Fujigen factory during the "Made in Japan" golden age of Fender Japan production, and this model is rarely seen outside its country of origin.

With a slab rosewood fretboard, trio of ceramic magnet single coil pickups, and distinctive tuxedo cosmetics, this Strat certainly looks the part of the Blackmore model. There's plenty to love about this guitar, and each position on the five-way pickup selector switch is distinct. Unlike the official Blackmore Strat which has three-way switching and a dummy middle pickup, this guitar offers a full array of Strat tones with conventional five-way switching. The ceramic magnets hit hard and offer cutting, powerful single coil snap. Well balanced on a strap at 7lbs 5oz, we've had this Strat professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar and dialed in with low action, accurate intonation, and 9-42 strings.

The maple neck has a slender C profile carve with moderate shoulder and a hair more roundness and heft in the higher registers, with lightly rolled fretboard edges for added comfort. The profile measures .825" deep at the 1st fret and .950" at the 12th. The rosewood fretboard is a particularly thick slab with a vintage-spec 7 1/4" radius, and the original slender frets are extremely clean, retaining their full factory height and showing just a touch of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-6. The neck is straight, the truss rod is responsive and optimally adjusted, and the guitar plays cleanly in every register. The nut measures just shy of 1 11/16" in width (1.665"), and the large headstock has a '70s block logo and Gotoh chrome tuners.

All of the electronics work as they should, with the trio of original ceramic magnet single coils wired to the stock Japanese harness. The guitar has a full-size tremolo block too for optimal sustain and clarity, and the vibrato responds effortlessly for deep dives and expressive warbles, jumping back to the original pitch with ease. The chrome plating on the bridge base and jack cup shows light surface patina. The guitar retains its early "Made in Japan" text and N-prefix serial just above the three-bolt F neck plate.

The Olympic White finish is a very vintage-correct shade, with sparingly little aging of the clear coat in the last 25+ years. Cosmetic wear is limited to pick scuffing across the guard, a few scattered dings and minor marks across the body, mostly relegated to the back, and some minor scuffing on the lower bout body edge on top as well. The smooth gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

A Fender-branded gigbag is included.

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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Listed17 days ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
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