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New MIJ hybrid with 60’s colors

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by elliotj26, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    There's never been a policy. Japanese Fenders have always been available here, especially FSRs, just not in the quantites of the 80s and 90s.
     

  2. stratlt

    stratlt Strat-Talk Member

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    I don't think you need a proxy. For me it is enough to change my region at the bottom of Fender's website to Japan.
     

  3. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England
    Yes I saw some MIJ Paisley Tele's on one of the big sites recently, probably GG.
     
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  4. diogoguitar

    diogoguitar Senior Stratmaster

    Feb 2, 2012
    Northwest US
    maybe, but the classic player series is made in Mexico. Nothing against MIM's, but some people might prefer Japanese Fenders.
     

  5. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Some people definitely do. It will be interesting to see how much more the MIJ guitars cost compared to their MIM competitors.
     

  6. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    One that had a price on it was £863. I don't know how much MIMs are these days, it's ten years since I bought mine.
     

  7. Percy

    Percy Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter


  8. velvet_man

    velvet_man Strat-O-Master

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    Sep 7, 2016
    Vancouver
    They're not the same, though. I would be interested in the Classic Player series if it wasn't 12" radius and C shaped neck. The MIJ hybrids are 9.5" and U shaped, which is much more appealing to me (I love the chunky MIJ necks!).

    Also, the Classic Player is only available in burst and "sonic blue" that doesn't look blue at all. It looks like a dull off-white. I like the MIJ colour options much better.
     

  9. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Sheffield, UK
    Virtually the same does not mean identical to. Read what I wrote more carefully.
     

  10. Neil.C

    Neil.C Most Honored Senior Member

    Mar 3, 2012
    Surrey, England
    The '50's style Classic Player is 9.5" radius.
     
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  11. velvet_man

    velvet_man Strat-O-Master

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    Sep 7, 2016
    Vancouver
    Cool, I didn't know that. I've been gasing for a 60s Strat for a while now, so I've gone over all of the specs of all the 60s strats out there, but I haven't looked at the 50s at all. It makes me wonder why they went with a 12" on the 60s, though. I would have been more interested in it if it were 9.5 like the 50s, though I'm still a fan of either of the colour options. In the end, I still think these MIJ hydribs are more in line with what I'm after, so I for one think these a great option to have that fill a niche that wasn't quite filled before. I hope some local shops get some so I can try them out.
     

  12. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 30, 2014
    WI
    Not to throw a wrench into this (here I go), but I posted yesterday about some MIJ "Traditional 60s" models I saw on ebay. The Classic series mentioned in this thread (also came across those) were described as having "slim C" and "9.5 radius" in the description of the neck, while the "Traditional 60s" models said "U shape" and "7.25 radius." They all looked great, and come in some colors not offered by Fender USA. They're pretty pricey, though.

    This is from an Amazon listing, IIRC: StratJapan.png
     

  13. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 30, 2014
    WI

  14. Lone Woof

    Lone Woof Senior Stratmaster

    Nov 30, 2014
    WI
    FWIW, it looks like all the Traditional 60s models, Strats, Jazzmasters and Mustangs have basswood bodies and polyurethane finishes.
     

  15. Dick Blackmore

    Dick Blackmore Strat-O-Master

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    San Diego
    medium jumbo fret which are hard to cause sound clogging to high position

    Excellent! I dont know wtf that is but I want it. No sound clogging for me thank you very much! \m/:p\m/
     
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  16. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    I wonder what sort of pickups they have?
     

  17. Sangetsu

    Sangetsu Strat-Talker

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    Tokyo
    USA Vintage pickups.

    For you Americans, there are no tariffs or duties on Japanese goods. You Europeans are not so lucky.
     

  18. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    What does that mean? o_O
     

  19. Yogi

    Yogi Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Jan 21, 2009
    Tuscaloosa, AL
    Probabaly 57/62s. I'm pretty sure that's what they were described as on the cp50s
     

  20. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Maybe you have not heard yet, Fender released a new hybrid gas-electric guitar!

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