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Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by Dave G., Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Dave G.

    Dave G. Strat-Talk Member

    A fascinating time for Fender, for info covering the reissues and anything unusual from 82-87 as there were some wonderful instruments being produced in the Fujigen Gakki factory which are now becoming collectable.
     
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  2. noise boy

    noise boy Strat-Talker

    107
    Apr 9, 2013
    Baltimore, MD
    I will get it started, I have 3 of them.

    Contemporary Telecaster, System 1 Tremolo, stone stock. Bought it used in 1988, have had it ever since.

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    Contemporary Stratocaster, Kahler 2500 Temolo, bought it a few years ago. Pickups were swapped when I got it, they are Duncan SSL-1's now.

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    Recent purchase, E Series Contemporary body, System 1 Trem, stock pickup. Got it on Ebay on a whim a few months ago, add reversed generic strat neck and voila it's the 80's

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    Keeping my eyes peeled for a Contemporary neck, but no big rush.
     

  3. Dave G.

    Dave G. Strat-Talk Member

    Hi noise boy, gotta mate who lives in Baltimore, nice guitars there, the more I see and find out about Japanese Fenders, the more I like.
     

  4. Dave G.

    Dave G. Strat-Talk Member

    Here's mine, an E series 62 reissue dated 21/01/87. Guy who I bought it off changed tuners otherwise all original, seems the body is alder and sounds lovely and resonant even unplugged! Japanese alnicos sound great, can't wait for next gig plugged straight into my Marshall.
     

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  5. noise boy

    noise boy Strat-Talker

    107
    Apr 9, 2013
    Baltimore, MD
    Grazie. I am a big fan, on the lookout now for a stock E Series Telecaster.
     

  6. PaBruce

    PaBruce Strat-Talk Member

    12
    Jul 1, 2015
    Pennsylvania
    I picked mine up in a trade.

    Serial E8+ 6
    Date 84-87 ?
    Bridge Kahler Spyder - model ?
    Nut Kahler
    Neck / Head Stock D ST-562-F
    Pots M250KQA up top with # 83 below it?
    GOTOH


    The serial is the E + but the POTS only have a 3 digit number. Also, unsure what model the Kahler Spyder trem is.

    Can only post one pic ( size issue ) ?
     

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  7. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-a-holic Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    41
    Apr 19, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    I had an E6 (December 1985 neck heel pencil date) MIJ ST-57, wish I would have kept it....previous owner put a Kent Armstrong rails bridge pickup in, but the original came with it - I ended up selling them all and putting Hot Gold Lace Sensors in it....but then a real Clapton Blackie Artist Strat came up used for a good price and I had to go for it, so this one had to go...

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  8. Luthier-Atlanta

    Luthier-Atlanta Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 18, 2012
    Marietta, Ga.
    Here are mine,,,,,
     

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  9. PaBruce

    PaBruce Strat-Talk Member

    12
    Jul 1, 2015
    Pennsylvania
    A few more pics
     

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  10. PaBruce

    PaBruce Strat-Talk Member

    12
    Jul 1, 2015
    Pennsylvania
    Another of the SN
     

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  11. PaBruce

    PaBruce Strat-Talk Member

    12
    Jul 1, 2015
    Pennsylvania
    Another of the POTS

    Unsure - thought they were 6 digits
     

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  12. PaBruce

    PaBruce Strat-Talk Member

    12
    Jul 1, 2015
    Pennsylvania
    Another of the neck area
     

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  13. RudemanStrat

    RudemanStrat Strat-Talk Member

    64
    Sep 9, 2015
    Nevada
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    My old white MIJ S/N E8515XX with Kahler Spyder, changed my bridge pickup with a Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro, bought it new in the mid 1980s at my local Guitar Center store. The other guitars are my kids guitars (Epiphone, Mini Fender Squire, etc).


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    My other one is a rare HM Strat arctic white with a single humbucker pickup S/N E8513XX, all original except I installed a Schaller lock strap.
     

  14. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Fender Japan didn't make "vintage re-issues" any more than Fender Mexico does now. The vintage re-issues were made in the US, some Fender Japan stuff was loosely based on vintage gear whereas most wasn't, as this thread show,
     

  15. noise boy

    noise boy Strat-Talker

    107
    Apr 9, 2013
    Baltimore, MD
    Assuming it is original, it's either a 2500 or a 2520, as I recall the only difference is the material the rollers are made of.
     

  16. noise boy

    noise boy Strat-Talker

    107
    Apr 9, 2013
    Baltimore, MD
    Incorrect. From 84-87 there was no US production, Fender had just been bought back from CBS, and they did not have a US production facility.
     

  17. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-a-holic Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    41
    Apr 19, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    Sorry, YOU are incorrect....it is true that from late 1984 late 1985/early 1986 there was no US production - but it was only a 1 year window not 3. Also, the 57 and 62 style Made in Japan guitars were NOT vintage reissues - they were based on looking like 57 and 62 style Strats - but they had polyester finishes and some other non-authentic specs...
     

  18. Luthier-Atlanta

    Luthier-Atlanta Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 18, 2012
    Marietta, Ga.

  19. Percy

    Percy Most Honored Senior Member

    I think E Series Fenders did not start till the mid 80's....1985-87....

    JV serial numbers were in 1982-83 and SQ serial numbers 1983-84 I think.....
     

  20. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

    Age:
    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    That's what I thought for years, but there are a very small number of 1985 dated AVRIs - we have seen a few posted here on ST. But not more than 3 or 4 in all the years I've been here. So there have been US made Fenders in every year since production first started - which was 1950?