Fender Standard Stratocaster MIJ Sunburst 1985

After the end of the CBS era and the Dan Smith revival, production of the Standard Stratocaster mostly moved to Japan in 1985 and continued there through 1991. The made-in-Japan (MIJ) Standard Stratocasters are not as highly sought after as their American-made counterparts, but are still consider high quality players' guitars. 

Years of Production: 1954 - present (1985 - 1991 Japan manufacturing)

Body Style: 
Double cutaway solidbody

Wood Composition: Alder body, Rosewood fingerboard, Maple neck

Design Elements:  Three single-coil pickups, five-way pickup selector, dot inlays, white pickguard

Notable Stratocaster Players: Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Holly, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton

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