Offered for sale;

Used c1996 Fender ‘60’s Stratocaster Made in Japan serial number U014022.

This guitar is in very good condition, neck and frets are fine. Cosmetically showing playing time with several “nicks and marks” primarily around the edges.
The pickups have been upgraded. We're not sure exactly to what but the neck and middle have Fender Custom Shop stickers on them. The bridge pickup looks the same but without the sticker. They read 6..08k ohms, 6.38k ohms and 7.16k ohms.

In the early ‘80s, after the CBS era, Fender offered the maple neck ‘57 Reissue and rosewood neck ‘62 Reissue.

With the success of those models, by the early 1990s, Fender began to produce the same models in Japan. To distinguish from the American made models these high-quality imports were called ‘50’s Stratocaster and ‘60’s Stratocaster.

Much information is available regarding the Fender MIJ, (made in Japan) and the Fender CIJ, (crafted in Japan) instruments. Let us just state that the instruments are of a very high quality, some feel that the MIJ instruments are equal to and or superior to the American made ones.

In our humble opinion we have experienced exceptional and lesser so instruments from Fender regardless of the country of origin. We tend to approach each instrument on a case by case basis. We have noted that the MIJ guitars are usually quite fine instruments.

This is a nice playing and sweet-sounding Strat at a good price point!

Hard-shell case included.

“We carefully inspect every instrument when we buy it and bring it up to our standards before we offer it for sale. We also do a full set up before we ship. If you decide to purchase this guitar, please let us know what gauge strings you prefer.”


Year: c1996

Serial number: U014022

Body: Basswood

Neck: Maple

Finish: 3-Color Sunburst

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Scale Length: 25.5”

Number of Frets: 21

Pickguard: Aged

Pickups: 3 Single coil

Width at Nut: 1 5/8”

Radius: 7.25”

Weight: 7.4lbs

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Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Imperial Guitar & Soundworks

Very Good
3-Color Sunburst
Original Soft
23 Years
Imperial Guitar & Soundworks
Bill, Dianne
New Paltz, NY
2:39 PM
10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues. - Sat. Mondays by appointment only

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