#1
Hey.

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New Questions on my last post.
Last edited by Guruda at Oct 4, 2007,
#3
in '66 actually they started with those (IMO fugly) heads
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#6
if you can get the serial number you can easily check it on Fenders site go to customer support there and then something like dating guitars or whatever.. it'll point itself out

they stopped the big head style somewhere in the 80s I believe.. and now the more or less randomly sell both, the Highway 1 and Strat Pro have big headstocks whereas the American Standard and stuff have smaller pre CBS style headstocks
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#7
damn thanks

wth is the Strat Pro? and what is CBS?

and can I install a 89' Japanese Strat a Temolo Arm? (if it doesnt already has..)
#8
The Strat Pro is some sort of custom shop model.. I have the Fender Frontline 2006 Catalog so I know everything lol :p
and CBS is the company that bought Fender back in '66 and that's the point where the quality degraded a lo if you search Ebay you'll see that a Fender from 1966 and younger will sell for a lot less even if it's in a better state than a pre '66 one

and looks like that jap strat of yours already has a tremolo bridge so you should be able to pop an arm in there
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#9
thanks alot guys..some good general info :]
well ofcourse I cant get a pre-66' one..so what do u think about
a 89' Japanese one?

How can I know if it's a Standard Strat? Deluxe? HSS or whatever so..?

And I cant see a Tremolo in the picture I posted..ofcourse Ill ask the seller..
but still is it able to install one into it?

Are there any specialists in the 89' strats? any Wood or Body they used back then?
(and Fender Serial Number are printed on the back of the Headstock usually?
cuz I wanna ask the Seller about the Serial Number.
#10
thanks alot guys..some good general info :]
well ofcourse I cant get a pre-66' one..so what do u think about
a 89' Japanese one?

How can I know if it's a Standard Strat? Deluxe? HSS or whatever so..?

And I cant see a Tremolo in the picture I posted..ofcourse Ill ask the seller..
but still is it able to install one into it?

Are there any specialists in the 89' strats? any Wood or Body they used back then?
(and Fender Serial Number are printed on the back of the Headstock usually?
cuz I wanna ask the Seller about the Serial Number.

thx
#13
Im not getting 70's :P

89'. If I get the Serial Code - is there any way to know what Wood was used?
what pickups? if it is a 1 piece neck and etc' ?

So u think Japenese 89' Strat worth 550$ ? (and take in mind that Guitars costs more in Israel..)
#14
I just read some Wikipedia.

well, it says that Japaneses Strats r also called MIJ.
and MIM r Mexicans ones wich I didnt know and I saw it lots of time in this forum.

so the MIJ r actually Made in USA, and sent to Japan for final building?
while the CIJ is built in Japan with (Better or worse??) quality?

and how the MIM Strats compared to the MIJ/CIJ?
#16
MIJ and CIJ is essentially the same thing.. they were first called MIJ and for some reason Fender changed it to CIJ.. they're both the same models from the same factory though
I don't think they're made in USA and assembled in Japan but I'm not 100% sure about that

Japanese strats are (although I can't confirm this because I haven't played one yet but I do did a lot of research) supposedly better than MIM ones.. actually it's said that sometimes they're better than USA strat.. tighter neck pocket, nicer overall finish etc.
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Quote by Lauke_101
MIJ and CIJ is essentially the same thing.. they were first called MIJ and for some reason Fender changed it to CIJ.. they're both the same models from the same factory though
I don't think they're made in USA and assembled in Japan but I'm not 100% sure about that

Japanese strats are (although I can't confirm this because I haven't played one yet but I do did a lot of research) supposedly better than MIM ones.. actually it's said that sometimes they're better than USA strat.. tighter neck pocket, nicer overall finish etc.


80s MIJ Strats are totally made in Japan, which is a good thing - Japanese made guitars have the best quality for money ratio out there. I mean MIMs are good and so are MIAs for sure, but the original MIJs equal modern MIA Standards at minimum in terms of playability and specs.
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#18
Wow c00L :P

So 89' MIJ Strat will be MIJ/CIJ ?

and I still didnt get answer, if I get the Serial Code of the Guitar..
I can check what pickups were used (by Fender) and what wood and stuff?

thx guys!