2005 Deluxe American Vintage Reissue ‘62 Stratocaster

The Blue Book Says:

Not a lot – this guitar is based on the AVRI ’62 Stratocaster:

– offset double cutaway Strat-style alder body based on a 1962 Stratocaster, bolt-on maple neck, 21-fret rosewood fingerboard with pearl dot inlays, Strat-style headstock, six-on-one-side tuners, vintage-style vibrato, white pickguard, three American Vintage single coil pickups, three knobs (v, two tone), three-way pickup switch, available in 3-Color Sunburst (1998-2012), Aztec Gold (1999-2003), Black (1982-2009), Candy Apple Red (disc.), Dakota Red (2001-03), Daphne Blue (late 1980s-early 1990s), Fiesta Red (disc.), Ice Blue Metallic (2001-09), Inca Silver (2001-03), Lake Placid Blue (late 1980s-early 1990s), Ocean Turquoise (disc. 2009), Olympic White (1999-2012), Sherwood Metallic (1999-2000), Shoreline Gold (1997-99), Surf Green (disc. 2009), or Vintage White (1985-1999), finish, mfg. 1982-85 (Fullerton, CA), 1985-2012 (Corona, CA).

Fender told me this:

This guitar is: V131269 0170051803 FSR 2005-10 AM VINTAGE PLAYER. Specs are:

Model Name: FSR 2005-10 Deluxe Vintage Player ‘62 Stratocaster® (Base model- American Vintage ‘62 Stratocaster )
Model Number: 017-0051-(803)
Series: American Vintage Series
Body: Comfort Contoured Alder Body with Flame Maple Veneer
Neck: Maple, “C” Shape,
(Gloss Light Tint Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer Finish)
Fingerboard: Rosewood, 9.5” Radius (241 mm)
No. of Frets: 21 Medium Jumbo Frets
Scale Length: 25.5” (648 mm)
Width @ Nut: 1.650” (42 mm)
Hardware: Nickel/Chrome
Machine Heads: Fender®/Gotoh® Vintage Style Tuning Machines
Bridge: American Vintage Synchronized Tremolo with “Ash Tray” Bridge Cover
Pickguard: 3-Ply Parchment
Pickups: 3 Texas SpecialTM Single Coils with Staggered Pole Pieces, Alnico Magnets, Aged Covers
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade:
Position 1. Bridge Pickup
Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup
Position 3. Middle Pickup
Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup
Position 5. Neck Pickup
Controls: Master Volume,
Tone 1. (Neck Pickup),
Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Colors: (803) 2-Color Sunburst,
(Thin Skin Nitro-Cellulose Lacquer)
Strings: Fender Super 250R, Nickel Plated Steel,
Gauges: (.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046),
p/n 073-0250-006
Unique Features: Aged Knobs and Switch Tip,
White Dot Position Inlays
Source: U.S.
Accessories: Deluxe Brown Hardshell Case, Strap, Cable, Meguiar’s Mist and Wipe Kit
COMMENTS: Uses Case P/N 0056293000 (Gold Interior)
WRENCH SIZES: .050” Saddle Height Adjustment Wrench, pn# 0018531000

I say:

Possibly the first Strat I actually like! – it plays like a dream.