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1983 62 reissue with issues

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by blasterstrater, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Hi, I have a 1983 62 reissue that I bought new in 84, the issues strat headstock.jpg are, one there is no contour body decal, was like that when I bought it. Was this just a haphazard thing at Fender? The other issue is I have had people tell me on that no 62's came with maple necks. Again is this just a Fender oversight or? And the last is the string tree hole placements. The string trees are long gone due to a Floyd Rose (I know I was young then). The neck is a 7.25 radius, that I love. Any help, greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. Guy Named Sue

    Guy Named Sue Beer me up Scotty Strat-Talk Supporter

    Feb 11, 2015
    Terra Incognita
    1- it's maple neck
    2- the truss rod is located at the headstock

    Conclusion : that's not a reissue neck, 57 or 62.
  3. Martins Strat

    Martins Strat Strat-Talker

    Jul 28, 2018
    Two string trees would be wrong too. Did you replace the tuners? They look like Squier ones or something like that.
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  4. No I put Grovers on it years ago.
  5. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Most Honored Senior Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Running with Scissors
    It looks like the contour body decal was removed. There is a spot that looks sanded where it should be. As said for a 62 the board should be rosewood so it’s definitely not a 62. Also for any of the vintage style necks truss rod adjustment should be at the heel and not neck. And finally there is no walnut plug in the truss adjustment at the headstock so it does not appear to be a USA fender neck.
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    LOSTVENTURE Strat-O-Master

    Jun 15, 2007
    What ever it is. it's no longer a viable re-issue. If it plays well, keep it.
    Otherwise, good luck with any sale you may have planned for it.
  7. chipbutty

    chipbutty Strat-Talk Member

    Feb 5, 2019
    I might be inclined to guess that is an aftermarket neck with a Fender logo on it but it does look like the contour decal was sanded off.

    Is the Fender logo over or under the neck finish?

    Shame about the floyd ;p
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  8. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Taking a Break Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 19, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    Fender Japan??? Gotta shot us more neck photos....I'll be able to tell you....

    The trapezoid type tuner buttons are NOT a good sign....
  9. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    That is not a 62 re-issue of any kind. What makes you think that it is? Where was it made?
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  10. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016
    Oh dear...oh dear...
    maybe you're better off not knowing.

    It sounds though that it served you well as a young player and brought you joy.
  11. Rufustelestrat

    Rufustelestrat Senior Stratmaster

    Nothing fender about that neck as far as I can tell and as previously mentioned it is maple, so unless they replaced the rosewood with a maple cap when they ruined it with the floyd then it is not a 62. In addition as mentioned there should be an adjustment screw at butt not head stock and should have maple or plastic plug around the nut. So nope nope and nope.
  12. Nate D

    Nate D Senior Stratmaster

    Apr 2, 2016
    Philly, PA
    Here's where I stand on it... It's definitely not a '62 reissue, but if you bought it 35 years ago and you love the thing and have played it and customized the heck out of it, who cares what is or isn't original or what it really is, unless you're just dying to know it.

    Love it and play it and to heck with 'em if somebody wants to belittle a guitar that means so much to you.
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  13. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    We don't even know yet where the owner believes it was made. In 1983 the two possibilities were USA or Japan. So which is it?