Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster Corona Plant 1985-1989

Overview

A capstone example of Fender's rebirth in the decade, the American Vintage '62 Strats made at the Corona Plant laid the groundwork for the company's entire reissue game (not to mention look and sound pretty sweet in their own right). As some of the last guitars to be made in the original factory, these Strats are coveted by players and collectors alike for possessing a bit of that "Golden Era" magic and provide a more affordable avenue to discovering that legendary tone and feel.

Product Specs

Brand
Model
  • American Vintage '62 Stratocaster
Finish
  • 3-Color Sunburst
  • Black
  • Candy Apple Red
  • Fiesta Red
  • Lake Placid Blue
  • Surf Green
  • Vintage White
Year
  • 1985 - 1989
Made In
  • United States
Categories

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Reviews for the Fender American Vintage '62 Stratocaster Corona Plant 1985-1989
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  • Verified Purchase

    Significantly better guitar than mid-80’s MIJ and mid-90’s Strats due to highly resonant body, and pickup clarity. Note that I mean ‘clarity’ not ‘cleanness’. There’s just more dynamic response to playing inputs than Strats of more recent years. I’ve never owned or played a ‘62 Strat, but this s…

  • AVRI '62 Strat in Sherwood Green.

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    Of course, the beauty of this guitar is to be expected. The rosewood is very nicely figured, the contours a little deeper, and the mint plastic looks vintage white against he dark green body. I can't take my eyes off of it. But beauty isn't always skin deep. This guitar feels like a "real" Strat.…

  • AVRI 62 Strat

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    The best reissue series ever.

  • AVRI 62 Strat

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    I love it! The neck profile is great. Feels small at first, smaller than a Les Paul 60s slim tapered profile. But you can move all over it quickly. Hendrix had big hands, my hands are above average size. It works. What to watch out for: Fender markets as American. You take this apart you will se…

  • Verified Purchase

    Great guitar! Love it except one thing. strings fret out very Easley. I read that was a problem sometimes but it happens too much