RARE! FENDER ANTIGUA STRATOCASTER FSR Ltd Run Strat Awesome Finish 2012 MIM 82748
Description (more pics below)
This is a 2012 Fender Antigua Stratocaster with matching pickguard, made in Mexico (serial no. MX12082748). Fender has only issued this finish 3 times in their history, most recently in an early 2000s Japanese run. This 2012 Fender Mexico run produced only 180 units in North America with a total worldwide of 400 units.
-- Rare iconic Antigua look.
-- 70s-style large headstock, "bullet" truss rod, and 3-bolt neck.
-- Alder body and 7.25" radius chunky U-shaped neck.
The guitar is in excellent condition. It still has plastic on the rear tremolo cover. And the frets are excellent. I don't think it has been played much at all. Cosmetically, there are two very small marks on the back (see pics). Weight is 7 pounds, 13 ounces. Comes with tremolo bar but no case. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking!
What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
The Fender classic yet seldom-seen Antigua finish returns for this special Stratocaster model. The distinctively shaded body hue debuted in the late 1960s and was briefly revived with a more graduated greenish tint in 1977, when it first appeared on both the Stratocaster body and pickguard. Antigua-finish Fender instruments have appeared only sporadically since the late 1970s and are rare finds now, prized by discerning collectors worldwide.
This new special-edition Antigua Stratocaster is available only in limited quantities and is an authentic evocation of one of Fender' most historically exclusive finish options.
25.5" Scale maple U-shape neck
21 Vintage-style frets
Vintage-style single-coil Strat neck pickup
Vintage-style single-coil Strat middle pickup
Vintage-style single-coil Strat bridge pickup
5-Way pickup selector
Master volume control
Neck and middle pickup tone controls
Vintage-style synchronized tremolo bridge
Fender vintage style tuning machines
Synthetic bone string nut
Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!
I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 15 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "Still Kickin - How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.