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Although this is branded Fender USA, this is during the time manufacturing was done in Japan.   Some of the best stratocasters came out of Japan in the 1980's. This one is a contemporary HSS model (with coil split switch) in red with black trim. Rosewood fret board, maple neck and Kahler Spyder Floyd Rose style tremolo (arm included). 

I purchased this in San Francisco in late 1989, and it has traveled with me extensively, so the case is a bit banged up, and one of the clasps is loose (pictured). Case holds together fine when closed.

There are some cosmetic scratches as you might expect from a guitar of this age. It has been professionally set up and is in great working order.

I did modify this guitar 5-6 years ago to include locking tuners, but I have reinstalled the original tuners for sale. There are visible marks left on the back of the head stock as they were not a 1-for-1 match. I am happy to include the locking tuners if you chose to reinstall these.

Price includes the original guitar hard case that's pictured.

NOTE: I have only recently discovered that although I purchased this new from Guitar Center in San Francisco in 1989, the serial number identifies that it was built in the 1986-87 time frame. I apologise for the mistake.

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Listed5 months ago
ConditionVery Good (Used)
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  • Contempory Series HSS Stratocaster
  • Red
  • 1986-87
Made In
  • Japan
Right / Left Handed
  • Right Handed
Body Shape
  • S-Style
Pickup Configuration
  • HSS
Number of Strings
  • 6-String
Body Type
  • Solid Body

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