Dating mim strats

Fender Japan was officially created in March 1982 as a joint venture company between Fender USA, Yamano Music Instrument (Fender USA and Gibson Distributor that time) and Kanda Shoki (Greco's distributor).

Around 1976-1980, Many Japanese Guitar MFGs made the replica of Fender guitars.

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) Each of these models are taken up on different pages on this website (just click on the names).The Plus Series was a very good attempt to reclaim Fender USA's floundering reputation, as quality had drastically gone down hill under CBS's ownership. The Stratocaster was Leo Fender's second guitar design after the Telecaster around 1953, with actual production beginning in early 1954.In contrast, all Japanese reissues had the headstock decal underneath the finish.Neck dating protocol went through many changes throughout the years.The Fender Japan guitar manufacturing contract was originally going to go to Tokai in 1981/1982 but at the last minute Fender choose Fujigen Gakki instead.

Some Fujigen made Fender replica between 19 have necks made by Atlansia.

PRICE 750 EUROThe body and neck are Mahogany made from the catalog descriptions. Condition: This guitar is in very good condition for a guitar this old. Also these high end st 115 models were sometimes made with a very special Fender engraved neckplate with the name of the owner in it. Alder body finished in Black, Maple neck,3 original Tokai single coils, Tokai Script baby sound very Fender authentic,plays wonderful,guitar is of course used and it shows in dents,scratches ect,this is a Natural Relicplease refer to the tokai registry website for more info about these wonderful guitars.

Probably 3P body and 1P neck (nut width is 43.8mm)The neck is fine, truss rod is adjustable. This St115 also has the special engraved one also bares the little blue sticker on the back headstock showing its a st 115 the only thing is some previous owner had once a sort of locking nut on it hence the 3 little holes behind the nut,this can easely be filled with some natural color woodfiller,this all take not away the beauty-superb sound and playability of this ST-115. Price 775 euro HERE WE HAVE A VERY NICE SOUNDING AND PLAYING VINTAGE GRECO S-450 IN NATURAL ASH.

It was also not uncommon for some necks to leave the factory without a neckdate, this appears to be a bit more common among guitars from the late 1980's.

I have also come across a few late 1980's reissues with hand written neckdates with the last digit of the year missing.

and was the highest end production model next to Fender's Custom Shop guitars. There was some transitional Strat Plus' in 1999 that were a mix of the new DX Strat series and the Plus Series.