#1
I was asked to build a NEW guitar to 62' Fender Strat specs, but can't use any authentic Fender parts. So I need to know what makes a 62 Fender special and how is it different from current Fenders and other vintage year Strats.

Any suggestions on what parts to use? My budget on parts is around $500, maybe a little more.
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#2
This may help:

http://www.provide.net/~cfh/62strat.html

And just FYI, building a guitar to specs means using all the original stuff...

What part does he want to be like a '62 strat?

The neck profile, the body contour, the colour...? That is all there is once you remove hardware...
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#3
are you building from scratch?
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