Looking for an accurate reincarnation of Fender's 1962 Strat? Then take a look at the Fender American Vintage '62 Reissue Stratocaster electric guitar. For budgets that don't include $10,000 to spend on Strats, the '62 Reissue Strat is as good as you can ask for. The American Vintage '62 Reissue is tailored to the specifications of the original, complete with vintage-style tremolo and C-shaped neck profile.

Product Specs

  • American Vintage '62 Stratocaster
  • 3-Color Sunburst
  • Black
  • Dakota Red
  • Ice Blue Metallic
  • Inca Silver
  • Ocean Turquoise
  • Olympic White
  • Sherwood Green
  • Surf Green
  • 2000 - 2012
Made In
  • United States
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Body Type
  • Solid Body
Fretboard Material
  • Rosewood
Number of Strings
  • 6 String
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Scale Length
  • 25 1/2"

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Reviews for the Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster
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  • Great feel and build quality

    I can find nothing inadequate or lacking on this guitar. I played a ‘64 Strat for years. Like that Strat, the AVRI 1962 has a substantial neck that feels like polished marble and full note blends are a breeze. Is it equal to the ‘64? Of course not, but at 25% of the cost for a refinished ‘64, it is…

  • Fender AVRI Hot Rod 62 Stratocaster

    I'd looked at these for years and finally pulled the trigger. To get back into learning electric guitar as an old guy. Couldnt be happier with this Strat.

  • AV ‘62 Hot Rod Strat

    Verified Purchase

    Great guitar. It’s better than quite a few of the custom shops that I’ve had or played and as good as any. It does have a really big neck. Not a Big U just big everywhere but unless you have kid hands it’ll be fine if you like big necks. The guitar feels and plays like a 60’s guitar. The finish …

  • AVRI 62 (2006)

    Verified Purchase

    The character and quality of this guitar is superb - highly recommended. Setup can be slightly more difficult than modern strats - truss rod is adjusted by removing the neck and the 7.25" radius requires a slightly higher action. Once this is done however, playing is comfortable and inspiring - in…

  • AVRI 62 (1982-89)

    I own Stratocaster's that were made in both the Fullerton and Corona Plant's. They are by far the best Stratocaster's I have ever owned in over 45 years of collecting & playing. Cant find that kind of Quality & Tone anywhere anymore.