NGD - What do I have here?

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  1. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    MIJ Fender Strat; the I in the serial number seems to indicate that it's from 1989-1990. It has definitely been repainted.

    The stamps in the neck pocket and on the neck both say STD-62. I'm aware of the ST62 model, but what might STD-62 indicate? Any thoughts?

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    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    Thanks, @balston11. This was the one I messaged you about after researching your site.

    A week or two ago, I offered the seller a trade. He immediately accepted, then backed out with apologies. Last night, he contacted me to see if I was still interested. I was.
     
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    myredstrat Senior Stratmaster

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    so, your getting a STD from some unknown guy?
     
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    The....Daphne Blue.....The aged covers....The patina.....The vintage Klusons.....Must find way to acquire

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    Gonna hazard a guess based on the serial number and the neckplate with the "FENDER" stamp as well as a rough guess on wood based on pic assuming neck plate is original:

    It probably started life as an ST62-480 or ST62-500, the STD probably indicates "standard" or some internal Fujigen code for entry-level '62 type model (what had basswood/poly and Japanese vintage pups what were either alnico or ceramic).

    Was originally guessing an export-version '60s Stratocaster Reissue Series, but those didn't have stamped neck plates.

    All three came out during that time period.
     
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    rolandson Dr. Stratster

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    I'm not up on all the nomenclature -v- code stuff, but would hazard a guess that the 'D' refers to "domestic" as in JDP = Japanese Domestic Product. One not intended for expirt.
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    That's supposed to be export.
     
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    I spent some time searching around and I couldn't find any information on the STD-62. Of course, the ST-62 is what we are accustomed to. There are lots of postings for STD-62's for sale, but that's about it. Even Guitarmegeddon was stumped in one thread.
     
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    almost looks like it might be a nitro finish or nitro over urethane.

    looks like a great score regardless and certainly not an axe i'd be looking to resell. really nice find.

    i parted out and sold an MIJ strat i had a couple years back and i definitely regret that decision

     
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    CRobbins Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Congrats.
     
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    My MIJ Strat is an STD-62 as well. No block letter FENDER on the neck plate, but instead a serial number beginning with 'A.' Supposedly, an '85 or '86 model. I wonder about that 'D' also. :)

    Nad, your Strat is a looker.
     
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    Nadnitram Most Honored Senior Member

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    I'm pretty far out of my lane on this one. I don't know anything about Japanese Fenders, but there was very little risk for this.

    I finally got to play around with it for about 45 minutes. So far, I REALLY like the neck profile.
     
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    Thanks, Mac. I received the following response from Simon at TopShelfInstruments:

    A guy who used to work at Fujigen was saying the D is just an internal manufacturing code, they used them to sort guitars into batches or something. The upshot was it means nothing unless you worked at Fujigen at the time and doesn't pertain to any kind of grading system for the bodies etc. It's hard to get anything more concrete than that as info is a bit scarce. Hope that helps!

    It's hearsay, and it's now three generations removed from the source, but it's more than I had to go on before.
     
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    While searching around on this the other day I also saw reference to the D referring to "Deluxe", as in STratDeluxe.

    It may not be true, but you can say it is and apparently not many will be able to tell you that you are wrong! Now, just try to find some upgrade features on this versus a "regular" ST-62 to back up the claim. :thumb:
     
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