Hi, I'm considering buying one of these, the '62 reissue strat. are there any differences in the guitars from the mid nineties until now?
+1Originally posted by Grap
The specs of the '57 and '62 reissues were changed in '98 to make them more vintage accurate: The 12th fret dot spacing and body edge radius was changed IIRC
Totally subjective opinion here: the Reissues from the 80s are the better guitars. If want a more accurate reproduction, go buy a new one, but the better instruments were made in the 80s. At that time the 57 + 62 RIs were the top of the line ( vintage) Fenders and it shows, I think.Originally posted by webe123
So what is the difference between the newer re-issues and the older besides the 12th fret dot and the body radius? Does a re-issue made today play as well as one made in the 80s before all the changes?
I will probably get a 80s re-issue, because that was what I was used to, but I was wondering if anybody was able to compare the re-issues (especially the 57) before and after the changes and A/B them?
beautiful!!!!!! I see that the 12th fret dots are different on yours than the post 98 ones.Originally posted by CocoTone
I`ve owned mine, a 92 `62 RI, for 7 years now, and refretted with big wire, is a great axe. More `Strat-like` than some origionals I`ve come up against. Great PU`s that sound clear, and not that noisy at all. Starting to wear nicely too.
The local Guitar Center is getting one in this week I believe, I've been waiting to play one for a while and have had a difficult time finding a shop that has one in stock. And I've noticed every guitar in that store has a lousy setup, so I'll have no problem asking them to fix that for me before I try it.Originally posted by Lyle Caldwell
Play before you buy if you at all can. That said, most of the new models are very good guitars.
2) Many stores have lousy setups. Insist that the store do a proper setup on any guitar you're otherwise seriously interested in. These are $1400 guitars, and usually $800-1000 used, so it's not an outrageous demand.
Originally posted by 50w Marshall
If you don't mind small fret wire and a 7.25" neck, you'll really like the AVRIs.