i own a 1986 Fender Strat Contemporary all original. It’s the 60s reissue looking version, not the matching headstock with the input on the side of the body version. I love MIJ strats and they easily rival some of my favorite USA strats. I was told the USA factory closed down sometime in 1985 to sometime in 1987 and the only strats being produced in that time were MIJ. I was told that USA parts were being used in the Fujigen factory at the time. I’ve been told that MIJ strats of this era are superior to USA strats. Is there anyone that can confirm strats were only being produced in Japan at this time? Does anyone here find them superior to American strats of that era? I personally love the feel of mine and wouldn’t part with it. I’ve been offered trades for USA made deluxe strats but have passed those offers by. Would you do the same? Let’s hear your opinions. Thanks!