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MIJ 1993 68 RE ISSUE STRATOCASTER

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  1. Coolhandluke

    Coolhandluke Strat-Talk Member

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    Hi, thanks for your time,

    I have seen the above Strat for sale (only pictures) and it is advertised as above. the serial number matches the fender list of numbers for made in 1992/3

    It is cream (probably was white) with a rosewood headstock, which he states has a 45mm nut?

    I am interested in the guitar but have noticed that the truss rod adjustment is made from the headstock, and it has what looks like really dark grey or black sleeving inside.

    Every other similar MIJ guitar i have seem has a tail end adjustment,

    The headstock only has the spaghetti fender on the front with no other words or numbers. the made in japan sticker is where it should be but then so is the serial number, at the rear base of the neck?

    for those with such experience dos this seem to match what was made then.

    Sorry an i am intellectually not capable of loading up the picture.
     
  2. Guitarmageddon

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    We need to see photos or a link to the ad....we can't see a thing....What is a 'rosewood headstock'? ST-68's all had 2 piece maple necks...

    an ST-68 would not have a 50s spaghetti logo or a small headstock.....

    It is quite easy, when you are looking at the ad - look up in your browser address bar - copy that ENTIRE link by clicking on it and hitting CONTROL + C for copy

    Then paste it CONTROL + V in a message

    Otherwise we can't help and it might be a fake....

    a 1993 Fender Japan Standard Strat WOULD have truss rod hole at headstock, but it wouldn't be spaghetti logo - it would be THIS logo - the Fender 60s transitional logo

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    If it looks like that it's not a 68 reissue.....
     
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  3. Guitarmageddon

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    An ST-68 MIJ Strat would have this headstock

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  4. Guitarmageddon

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    Is this it @Coolhandluke ? I think I found it! I had to look at your previous posts to see you play left handed....an ad by 'iamsuperdog' on ebay....

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-...690591?hash=item23aa84e19f:g:BscAAOSwWtBbn-7n

    If so, it's not a 68, that isn't the 50s spaghetti logo either - that's the Fender 60s transitional logo.

    This is a Fender Japan Standard ST-43 model, a change from the older ST-362's

    It's got a basswood body (or possibly MDF medium density fiberboard), ceramic pickups, and Gotoh tuners.

    It is not worth anywhere near 610 quid....more in the low 400s max....

    The neck is also badly out of alignment....
     
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  5. Guitarmageddon

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    I think I found it buddy @Coolhandluke - see previous edited post
     
  6. Coolhandluke

    Coolhandluke Strat-Talk Member

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    MOST DEFINATELY DOES NOT HAVE THAT LOG. just a modern looking fender one and nothin else.

    one to miss i think.

    very grateful
     
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    Yep, one to pass on for sure - I found it on ebay, a 1993-94 Fender Japan ST-43 worth nowhere near asking price of 610 quid on ebay.....

    ripoff big time!

    Did the seller claim it's a 68 reissue?
     
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  8. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    I owned a Japanese Fender 68 reissue bought new in 1996 exactly like this.It had the gold 'transition' logo unlike the later Japanese 68 reissues made afterwards that feature the later style black logo.

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  9. Guitarmageddon

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    That's because you have an ST-67....not an ST-68 that's why you have the different logo :)

    Yours also has vintage split shaft Kluson type tuners, the ST-68 has different tuners.....
     
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    Interesting that that they labelled it as ST-67 but sold it in the catalogue as a 1968 reissue.
     
  11. Guitarmageddon

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    Strange, I'm familiar with the Fender Japan catalogs of the time - many are archived online. I see the ST-68-TX (texas special pickups) having the bolder later logo....and I don't see anything mentioned as a '68 reissue' really anywhere....

    http://brochures.yokochou.com/guitar-and-amp/fenderjapan/1996/en_index.html

    Was it a Fender USA catalog?
     
  12. freddairy

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    I always wanted one of these.
    I used to pour over the Fender Frontline magazine and oogle the MIJ models. This one in particular and the Paisley Tele.

    Didn't the 68 reissue have a thinner nut width?
     
  13. sonny wolf

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    Yes in the North American market catalogue.The Japanese reissues had the 50s,60s,68 and 72 Strat listed in the Fender Frontline catalogues for several years in the 1990s.I owned three 68 reissues back then all with the gold transition logo.They made the 68 in white,3 tone sunburst and natural Ash.
     
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  14. Coolhandluke

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    MANY THANKS ALL
     
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    Can you eat fifty eggs sir?
     
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