Hi everyone, you might have seen my post about identifying a certain MIJ 62 model strat yesterday. And well... it's mine now! For a guitar that's almost as old as I am, it's hilariously clean. I haven't opened it up yet to see what pickups are in it, or removed the neck to confirm the exact model. I have to say, the rosewood neck is the best feeling neck I've ever played. Love the thickness of the rosewood slab board, and all the frets are wonderfully dressed. The guitar has staggered-pole pickups, which I hope are Texas Specials but think are Fender Japan's "ST-Vintage" pickups. It has Fender-stamped saddles, It weighs about 7.5 lbs, which is almost exactly the same weight as my MIM Classic Series 50's. I'll be taking the thing apart tonight so I can determine once and for all what it's made of and what it's got in it, but I'm already floored by the fit and finish. Thanks to everyone who chimed in on my thread yesterday, the wealth of knowledge on here never ceases to amaze me! Full view: Headstock (The tuning keys seem to be plastic, which is strange. Maybe not, feel free to chime in on this) How this thing only picked up one ding in 22 years is beyond me! Back view (I removed the backplate, but it was original and included) Back of the headstock (the Fender 50th emblem is in incredible shape!) Bridge (sorry for the harsh lighting, florescent lights are the bane of my existence) Note the Fender-stamped saddles. Some slight corrosion, but they work just fine And finally, the Fender family! ('17 MIM Classic Series 50's Strat in Daphne Blue, '16 MIM Classic Series '72 Thinline) I'll update the thread with pictures of the innards tonight!