Hi everybody, I just bought a 93-94 62 CIJ Strat and it's amazing! The dealer told me that this model has an alder body and American pickups. Is there anyway to know the spec level (low, premium etc.) from the letters that are under the neck? It reads H ST-62 Y. I'm attaching a pic.
Hi, I purchased the guitar in the pictures as a 93-95 mij st-54ex strat and I'm hoping someone can help me determine if this is the original body and whether it's alder or basswood. The serial # on the neck is for a 93-94 fujigen guitar but I haven't seen many mij export models in sonic blue...
So I am looking to buy my first Strat after spending a lot of time on acoustic guitars. The Strat I really want isn't widely available and the ones I found on Ebay or Reverb are quite expensive.
So I settled on MIJ Strats, from what I've read and heard they are good value for money and...
Picked up for $600.00 USD any insight into this piece?
Lighter than it’s Vintera counterpart, appears to have a thin poly finish, two piece body, zero fret wear and has never been disassembled prior- going through it now:
Link to photos below as well-
I have a Stratocaster CIJ with serial number: O077211
The guy who sold me the Stratocaster says it is a vintage reissue 54
Is it true?
Coul you help me to know more about my guitar please?
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Hi, new to strats and fenders and all and wanted some help with ID of one i’ve won on ebay. I’m not a fan of purchasing new guitars that’s why i went with second hand and have heard great things about mid-late 80s MIJ strats so i thought why not. Also purchased as it clearly needs work doing and...
So I recall blathering on about the difference or lack thereof between the older MIJ and CIJ Fenders, more specifically the difference I perceived between the Fujigen and Dyna-Gakki Fenders put out during the late 90s. While there weren't much difference in quality, I found that I wound up...
I have a N serial strat, a sunburst one with tx special PUs
I heard that N serial without CIJ is manufactured between 1993-1994, but the web said CIJ with N serial comes with 5 digits.
I'm a little confused
Is my strat a fake one?
Hi, I recently stumbled upon this CIJ strat that is selling for about 700~ in usd
but I checked around including the catalogues and couldn't find any strats with that colour at all.
It has an ash body so I'd suspect standard American 50s pickups but the see-through white colour and gold...
My CIJ ST62 Strat pickups don't do it for me so I'm upgrading to 57/62s. It currently has the standard Japanese Alnico Vs which feel very low output to me, and pack very little punch. While I'm at it I'm also going to swap the pots and give all the electronics an upgrade. I got all the help I...
I want to get some assessments for a guitar that I am about to buy. The guitar is crafted in Japan. The guitar is priced around 875$.
My questions are:
1. Does it worth it?
2. Seller says it is a 56 reissue, which I only see there are 54, 57 and 62 reissues for Japanese made guitars...
Someone is selling me a 1998 candy apple red Hardtail Fender Stratocaster Crafted in Japan, with A Serial Number. The asking price is 520$. I don’t know if this guitar is real, the seller says it was custom built for somebody back in the day, that is why it’s a hardtail. ¿Can somebody help...
Found this on Reverb. The listing says it's a 1993 ST-57. It has Abigail Ybarra '69 reissue pickups, and the finish was sanded off the back of the neck at some point. Other than that, it's stock. I tried doing some research on the serial number, but it looks like it's either '93/'94 or it's...
I've recently come across this Strat for sale advertised as a CIJ ST62 reissue. I thought these were a 3 tone sunburst not 2 tone? Does this look like the body and neck are from different guitars? Cheers for any advice.
Long time casual reader of the site here, posting for the first time.
I was wondering what people's thoughts are on Fender's Japanese made FSR Midnight Black with Gold Hardware range? They can be found on the US Fender Store under MIJ but I can't post the link.
It is the look...
factory special run
So I'm looking to buy a new Strat and stumbled upon said guitar. A 1997 CIJ 62' Reissue Strat. Haven't yet been able to get a look under the pickguard to see what pickups it has, but the asking price is about 500-550€ including the case (~600$/480GBP). What do you think? Would that guitar be...
As a massive fan of Clapton and 50's Strats I was really excited to pick this one up. It's an '04 ST-57TX which means alder body and Texas Specials (soon to be swapped). I've always heard CIJ era guitars were not as good as MIJ era, but the fit and finish on this guitar is second to none. The...
Got it pretty cheap and really loving this axe. I love that transitional logo! It should have Custom Shop Texas Specials in it, but I won't know until I restring it. According to the serial # it's a 2006. Fingerboard looks curved on the bottom, like the original '65s. And the binding on the...
I am new here and new to Stratocasters. I´ve been playing only telecaster and now I'm in love with Strats = )
Im from Brazil and I don’t speak English very well…sorry.
Please, I need some help with one guitar. I’m interested in buying a Fender Strat CIJ, cursive letters, serial O + 6...
I just bought a Fender stratocaster crafted in japan. After 1 hour I decide to dismount everything to look how this jewel was made,and...
As soon I took off the neck I found out there is no model stamp printed. Only "D2" and a faded "A" on the neck.
On the body "A" and a 3( I've...
Hi All, I'm new here and wondering, has anyone seen one of these before? http://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/FENDER-CIJ-93-94-STRATOCASTER-ST-70-MNT-NATURAL-ASH-RARE-ORIGINAL-MIJ-IMPORT-/121802062146?nav=SEARCH
I've just bought one EXACTLY like this here in Australia (though a lot cheaper). Mine was...
I have a roughly 10 year old Fender Japan ST62, was a domestic Japanese one with the Texas Specials and alder body that I imported to the UK. Have been thoroughly enjoying playing it for the last decade.
There are though distinct areas of the poly sinking into the grain. My question is has this...