Description

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This is a Fender Stratocaster made in Japan the mid 1980's with the famous dive bombing Fender System One Tremolo! Neck is straight, truss rod functions, profile is a 60's D shape for a thinner and faster feel, 12 inch radius for easy fingering, 22 medium Jumbo frets (see final photos of listing for detailed fret wear).
These E series Strats played a really big part in saving Fender Music Corp from going extinct (see history below).
HISTORY: In 1982, Fender expanded operations with a series of instruments produced in Japan by the Fuji Gen Gakki company. Like the US serial numbers, MIJ (made in Japan) serials start with a letter or pair of letters that indicate the rough year of production. This system, however, is notoriously inconsistent and incomplete, which makes dating by serial number even less reliable for MIJ Fenders: E + 6 digits = 1984 to 1987. When CBS finally reduced Fender to a shell of its former self, several company employees decided to buy back Fender from the corporate giant and rejuvenate the struggling brand in 1985. This transition period gave birth to a line of instruments that filled the void for quality Fender Instruments that consumers had been longing for. Starting in 1985 they introduced the (Made in Japan) Model #1 Standard Stratocaster which we have here with the FS1 bridge.

BODY
• Body Material: Basswood
• Body Finish: Polyester
• Body Shape: Stratocaster
• 8 lbs
NECK
• Neck Material: Maple
• Neck Shape: Slim “D”
• Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
• Fingerboard Material: Maple Fingerboard
• Radius: 12” (305 mm)
• Number of Frets: 22 Frets
• Size: Medium Jumbo
• Nut Width: 1.625” (41.3 mm)
• Position Inlays: Pearl Small Dots, Wide Spacing
• Truss Rod: Standard (Black Plastic Headstock Access)
• Skunk Stripe: Yes
• Micro Tilt
• String Clamp
HEADSTOCK
• Type: Small
• Logo: Modern (White CBS Style Logo)
• Other Decals, front: "STRATOCASTER", "MADE IN JAPAN", (Serial Number)
ELECTRONICS
• Bridge Pickup: Single Coil Strat Pickup with Flat Poles - Alnico Pole Pieces
• Middle Pickup: Single Coil Strat Pickup with Flat Poles - Alnico Pole Pieces
• Neck Pickup: Single Coil Strat Pickup with Flat Poles - Alnico Pole Pieces
• Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck), Tone 2. (Mid)
• Switching: 5-Position Blade
• Configuration: SSS
HARDWARE
• Bridge: Fender System I Tremolo Bridge (FS1)
• Tuning Machines: Standard Gotoh "FENDER JAPAN" unslotted
• String Tree: None
• Hardware: Chrome
• Pickguard: 3-Ply White, 11 Holes (config. vintage)
• Control Knobs: White
• Switch Tip: White
• Tremolo Arm Tip: None
• Pickup covers: White
• Neck Plate: 4-Bolt, Plain, with plastic gasket

Steves Guitar Shop

1985
Fender
Very Good
Black
$1,060
Steves Guitar Shop
Jersey Steve
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All of my guitars have been fully tested and are functional. All of my guitars have been cleaned, detailed, and waxed, electronics flushed and checked for functionality. All of my guitars have been “set up”: neck straightness adjusted when possible, fingerboard oil treated (if rosewood/laurel), action set, pickup height optimized, intonation checked, to MY PERSONAL PREFERENCES ($60. Value at any Guitar Center). Please note: “setups” are not “one size fits all”. Your personal set up requirements might be different from mine, so, additional adjustments may be needed to suit your setup preferences. Also, for optimal sound and playing ease, I always advise buyers to put a new set of strings on the guitar, the brand and gauge of their preference. To protect the guitar from damage, string tension will be relieved before shipping. You will need to tune the guitar to pitch when it arrives. ***Condition Disclaimer*** This is a PREVIOUSLY OWNED item. Please see images for details and ask any questions you may have BEFORE YOU BUY! I strive to provide photographs that accurately represent each item I sell. Please do not hesitate to request additional photos of an item BEFORE YOU BUY! I do my best to fully test all electronics. 100% full functionality of an item as if it were “brand new” is not implied and cannot be guaranteed. Please read the condition description in my listing. Please do not expect a “MINT” guitar if I have posted “GOOD” condition in a listing. BTW: if the guitar you are considering features a “tremolo arm” and you are unfamiliar with the device, PLEASE watch some free YouTube tutorials about a tremolo arm’s installation and use BEFORE installing and using the feature. I am not responsible for you stripping threads, breaking strings, and fracturing tremolo blocks learning how to properly install and utilize a tremolo bridge. I describe my listed items to the best of my ability; however, I am NOT the world’s foremost expert on guitars. I am always learning. I suggest you do YOUR research and know what you are bidding on or buying. Please contact me with any questions BEFORE YOU BUY. I’m happy to answer inquires or provide additional photos. I DO NOT OFFER REFUNDS OR ACCEPT RETURNS!