Done a little research here and it seems there isn't a thread specifically dedicated to Strats made in Japan. So I thought it would be a good idea to start one. The idea is to post pictures and comment as you wish on your Japanese Strat from any brand or era. JV, MIJ, CIJ, modern MIJ, anything goes as long as it's made in Japan and it's a Strat. Can be Tokais and others too! What is it that makes you like your made in Japan Strat? Is there anything that makes it stand out among your other guitars? How does it compare to your other guitars? Feel free to show them off and praise them at will! I'll start. Here are my 1989 MIJ ST57-70, and my 2004 CIJ ST62-58US. The ST62 is easy to bend on, light, and really lends itself to some "flashy playing". It has an unusual Alder body, which by the catalog should be basswood for this model. I put dunlop 6105s on it. For some reason, this guitar with 10s feels and plays like it was 9s. This guitar has nice countours. To be fair, it's not inferior to the FujiGen MIJ Strat! In my opinion it's the same level of quality, and it even has better countours than my MIJ. The ST57 is my idea of a 50s Strat. It has skinny frets which, combined with the maple neck, make it not as easy to bend. I like to play this guitar like one would play a Strat in the 50s - cowboy chords, strummy rock n roll rhythms, some gentle nasty bending, and some whammy bar action. It has an Alder body and mystery alnico pickups. This guitar doesn't have typical 50s countours - it's a little blocky and rough around the edges. I read somewhere that around this time a few of them slipped out of factory with such square edges. It's just the way it is. Let's see those Japanese Strats!