The scratchplate is single layer and although you can't reallt tell by the pics, the knobs and pick-ups are yellowish/aged, which I read somewhere that they are actually supplied this way on some models [img][img] Yellow Peril/SFrontbody Strat Small.jpg[/img][/img]Well, I think I like it! And check out you're on a path that's beaten, it's not your path." Joseph Campbell "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." "All that is impossible remains to be achieved." Jules Verne look like any MIJ I have ever seen, looks more like a 90s MIM, but I can see Mad in Japan on the headstock and the T prefix... Its definitely not an 80s MIJ I can tell you that though Now you can see why I'm confused, but it plays really well and has that real strat tone.
I know it doesn't really matter about the history, but I'm intrigued.
That’s kind of the point too, considering that MIM models are Fender’s budget brand (above Squier).
However, over the last decade or so, the MIMs has gotten a considerable face lift and the overall quality is very high.
I've tried tracking the history of my guitar, serial number etc.
but none of it seems to add up - so take a look at the pictures and tell me what you think. Here is the link to Fender Japan, maybe you can find out something: And another one: PS I think you can read something about Japanese instruments here on Fender site, in support - product dating - Japanese instruments.
Some basic knowledge about the different wood types, neck and body profiles, pickups etc will help you in making the best choice.
There’s little doubt that US Fenders are better than Mexicans.In this feature we’ll look at a handful of models with David Gilmour’s tones in mind. You are the musician and the guitar is the tool you use to express your feelings and music.It may sound like a cliché but you need to be at one with the guitar for the inspiration to flow.This has nothing to do with what models you choose or how much they cost.You could very well build the guitar yourself from scrap metal but what’s important is that you’re comfortable with holding the guitar in your hands, playing it and the sound it creates.Maybe the next time I put a new set of strings on, I'll remove the neck and see if there's a pencil written serial number.