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Love my '62 reissue stratocaster; the chime of the 57/62 pickups, the 7.25 radius and I'm even coming to appreciate the small vintage frets. Has anyone compared this to a vintage '62 Strat? Is it even close?
Just curious ... which year where the 57 / 62 pickups changed ?It's worth mentioning that the above posters with AVRI and original guitars have reissues made before the 57/62 pickups were improved.
The later AVRI pickups, although they're a little too heavily beveled are much, much closer in tone to my '63 Strat.
1998. I've got a pair of the new 57/62's and they're great. Plenty of chime and clarity in the bridge/middle and the neck pickup is unbelievably voiced.