The Fender RI 62 is much like the Fender 70 RI that I reviewed earlier. These are guitars that a lot of people don't know about for whatever reason, and it's a shame considering their quality is either as good, or better, than the normal MIA line up that you tend to see in stores. The guitar had an alder body, a maple neck with a rosewood fretboard, 21 frets, dot inlays, a vintage style tremolo, three single coils, one volume, two tones and a five way switch.
The guitar's fretwork was pretty good. There was one low fret that needed taken care of, but it wasn't a huge deal. I was able to fix that with a few adjustments and filing work. The nut was cut nicely on this, so there were no tuning issues when it came to moderate playing with the vintage-style bridge. The neck joint had a slight gap, but it was nothing too out there. I'd put it on par with the MIA series that you tend to see today. The finish on this was worn quite a bit, but that's because it was a heavily played guitar. As a result, it's hard to talk about how well the finish holds up to wear, but it's pretty good for its age.
This had the DiMarzio old Virtual Vintage series pickups installed in it. The bridge was a Heavy Blues and the neck + middle pickups were some older VV models that escape me right now. The bridge was great for that super fat, blues tone. It could handle gain quite nicely, too. The neck and middle are there the magic really happened, though. The neck was super sick for leads and cleans. Combine the neck with the middle, and you have an amazing clean tone, as well as the perfect mid gain pickup setting. I'd probably swap in a humbucker in the bridge, but aside from that, the guitar was awesome.
You can get these at bargain prices if you search around enough. I tend to find a lot of these guitars in various pawn shops around the country because guitar owners sell them to people on the net, and those people, in turn, sell them to people who have no idea about Fenders. eBay is also another good area to search.
Guitar handmade in Japan. Fender tremolo bridge 62.
Maple neck and rosewood fingerboard high quality, bolt on neck of course, rather large and very pleasant end to play. 22 frets rather thin.
3 micro-Di Marzio vintage collection made specifically for this model VSP DMC 62 reserved for the Japanese market.
The settings are for a two tone stratocaster flight with a high quality electronic. A five-way stratophile well known ...
The handle is very fun to play, the ergonomics of the guitar meets the standard of the brand in F rather light and well balanced standard of the genre.
Access to the treble is good but not that of a Parker .... Bolt!
In terms of its sound palette is very wide of the crystalline sounds superb found quickly in clean sounds of Legends (Mark Knopfler ....) in the wings to crunch Hendrix tickle your eardrums! ...
In saturated is also versatile although the abscence of humbucker is sorely felt if you want to type in the heavy ... but why there Les Paul .....
It suits my musical preference, rock blues, pop noisy, merger ...
The sounds are crystal clear for the really insane I think this is one of the best guitars I own .. I use it mainly with a Vox AC 30 and a Fender Bassman 100 (head) on a 4x12 "Marshall (1960B)
There is no sound that I hate about this guitar ...
I use it for a year. I have a lot of different guitar and for the versatility and usability is one of my favorites ....
The value for money was excellent until the burning of Yen!
Today, given the high exchange rate of Yen I think I think twice.
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vivalazik's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Made in japan / vintage bridge / alder body (for the sunburst) / maple neck, rosewood / 21 frets / 3 single coil / 1 volume, 2 tone / mechanical vintage / thin frets ... Finally, what is a vintage Start ....
Channel INCREDIBLE profile more "U" in "C", you feel like you really want something in hand, for my part the selection of the wood is beautiful, it is quasi-flam!
comfort level ... Ben is a strat so it's the top.
His level, I expressed a reservation on the bridge pickup too Criar (the guitar a good twenty years), however everything else is perfect! central super funky micro, trs round neck pickup yet prcis in Tone zero one approaches the neck pickup a tlcaster 52 'is jazzy wish ... crunch and you can imagine ...
I use it for a few months, I also us a Start that I bought in 96 which I have the kit pos EMG David Gilmour and I find my two complementary strat trs, although the vintage jap trs and well made, the us in its most modern (mid boost ...)
that Japan is no longer manufactured, it would overshadow the United States
and I see the hill climb small small ... I bought mine 600 euros, however it is findable from party to party for less than a. .. But hurry!
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jimisecu's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Fender Japan MODELS US rdition of the year 62 '
21 frets, 3 single coil pickups (low medium high)
Bridge / mcanique vintage type
Rosewood handle trs enjoyable!
Accs and ergonomics are those of a stratum.
It happens easily get a good sound trs.
It is ideally suited to the style of music I play. (Blue / rock / pop)
I play fender performer 1000 amp (100W Combo hybrid) and Carvin valvemaster (Hatchback lamp 100W class A) with only a Morley wah like effect.
APRs have changed the original pickups replaced by di Marzio single coil for the serious and mdium and Di Marzio fast track in the bridge position.
I manage to get all kinds of its relative ease.
Do not RVer either; for his big fat I prfre my Gibson Les Paul Studio Gold.
I use it since 1995
I had the least c'tait AIM mics I have therefore changed the rest nothing wrong!
I had not tried many MODEL because I knew what I wanted: a Fender / vintage!
Report qualitprix beat the era!
I remake the same choice!