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  1. balston11

    balston11 Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I am on my next project here http://www.alston-family.co.uk/MIJ Strats/ST62.php
    not on the public menu yet so only get there via this link. As usual all information, additions or corrections ( even pointing out typos) appreciated. I am particularly interested in:
    Can any one be more precise with the crossover at the beginning with JVs
    Any pictures of any specific models
    Any specs save me searching them out
    Any generally useful info.
    Other comments
    So anything really
     
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    Guitarmageddon Squier Freak Strat-Talk Supporter

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    the pickguard is parchment 3-ply '62 hole pattern

    I would change 'spag logo' to be 'Fender 50s spaghetti logo' - spag is a UK term not used anywhere else and is confusing....

    your ST-62-XX designations are too jumbled together and vague.....

    ST-62-65 for example began life with an alder or sen body but then changed to basswood....

    You have to pretty much go year by year by the catalogs....

    not all of the 'AS' were foto flame....
     
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    Wow, what a great catalogue of information you put together there.
    Could you possibly add serial numbers to each year / model ?
     
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    velvet_man Strat-O-Master

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    Cool site! I was hoping to find some information about mine, which is an ST-62DT. I`ve never been able to find out what the DT is supposed to mean.
     
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    Guitarmageddon Squier Freak Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Show me pics I'll identify it and tell you lots about it, start a new thread....DT refers a lot to the foto flame line....
     
  6. balston11

    balston11 Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    @Guitarmageddon
    Thanks for your input and advice I agree the model designations are confusing the way I have done them it was a bit too rushed I'll look for a better layout it is difficult when one model turns into another with little or no changes, also I will plough through all the catalogues, the two main catalogue sites and I have quite a lot myself, just want to get as much of the basics down hopefully get a little input from other members then fine tune it all.
    I appreciate your help thanks.
     
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    velvet_man Strat-O-Master

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    It is a FotoFlame from `95. They sent me the specs based on the serial: alder with basewood cap body, maple with rosewood board neck, and FotoFlame finish on both. I used to have photos on the FotoFlame Owners Club thread, but they don`t show up anymore. I`ll have to take some more later.
     
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    rafasounds Senior Stratmaster

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    As with many things concerning Fender Japan, one should always consider the random element.
    The guitar below is a CIJ Q-serial, from around 2002-4. It's listed as a basswood body in the "official" records. But there's no reason to believe my guitar doesn't have an alder body, as confirmed by Ron Kirn on this same forum.
    There is some very evident grain pattern underneath the finish. The neck pocket has a brownish-amber like color, not pale. I can't leave a mark on it very easily with a screwdriver.
    Feel free to use these pictures:


    DSC01588.JPG DSC01589.JPG DSC01590.JPG DSC01592.JPG DSC01594.JPG


    More info on this specific guitar (apart from the body)

    Fender CIJ ST62-58US
    Year 2002-4
    7.25'' radius
    Maple neck
    Slab rosewood board
    Q serial
    Zinc block (not sure what material the bridge is, probably not steel)
    Three tone sunburst - eggshell-thin poly finish
    Came with three custom shop texas specials, cloth leads, CTS pots and vintage-style round selector switch


    More pics of the grain pattern:

    DSC01629.JPG
    DSC01632.JPG
    DSC01627.JPG
     
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  9. balston11

    balston11 Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I think I am missing something the only AS I have been able to find is the ST62-65AS which is a 1994 model launched in the 1995 catalogue as a Foto Flame and then doesn't seem to appear again. Are there other AS models?
     
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    Changed the logo and pickguard description as suggested
    Not got to the ST62-65 yet but will bear that info in mind.
     
  11. stratman323

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    The first time I heard the term "spaghetti logo" was in a book about Fender guitars, many years ago, written by an American. I'm pretty sure that the term is as widely used in the USA is it is in the UK.
     
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    I was more referring to the fact that 'spag' isn't used in the USA, I know brits say things like 'spag bol'.....
     
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    Will Lefeurve Senior Stratmaster

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    :eek:< how very dare you!! ;)
     
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    Oh so you just mean the abbreviation "spag"? OK, I see, yes that's probably true.

    Yes it would be much better if we didn't mangle foreign languages like that, true enough.
     
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    balston11 Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Indeed we do but then we did invent the dish just like we invented Chicken Tikka Masala.
     
  16. balston11

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    First of all that is a beautiful guitar as I have said many times I don't really like Sunburst but yours looks really good. Thanks for the offer of the use of your pictures I may add some later when I come to the final tidy up. As you say all the catalogues say basswood but this is Fender Japan so there is every chance that they made some in other woods.
     
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    First draft now finished really could do with pictures:
    A decent picture of ST62-70NS
    Pictures of Non JV ST62-115 and ST62-85
    Any more observations?
     
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    Have an 1983 JV62-85 and can send you some pics if you want....
     
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    There were some early 62s (JVs) with 9.5" fretboard radius. "Made in Japan" moved from headstock to back of neck in early 1983
     
  20. balston11

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    Thanks for the offer I am trying to avoid getting into the whole JV thing but I am sure we would all like to see some pictures of your guitar
     
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