Product Ref: 121995
The Fender vintage style single coils offer that ‘50s vibe in abundance, being slightly underwound they have great dynamic range. This will mean you will have to turn your amp up a little more to get the same volume but that only means you work the power tubes a little harder allowing your amp to open up further.
The Japanese reissues used basswood in the ‘90s. It is a lighter wood than what you normally find on alder or ash meaning you can play this comfortably for ages as it isn’t as fatiguing on your shoulders.
The now popular 5-way selector is included, a feature that Stratocasters would not adopt until 1977. A 5-way selector gives no shortage of tones. From the classic chime and bell-like characteristics the Strat was intended to produce to the ‘quack’, ‘honk’, and ‘nasal’ character that it then was used for. Giving you everything from Jazz, Rock n’ Roll, to Funk, and Blues with one hand tied behind its back.
‘MIJ’ is a marker dictating a certain prestige amongst Fender players and collectors. Its sustained quality is not only a product of top-tier materials but a dedication to expertise and craft. The new Fender MIJ Hybrid '60s Stratocaster absolutely deserves that respect. It becomes apparent with its iconic tone and modern feel. Made in a one-off run, you are rewarded with something very limited, a capsule of what will become part of Fender’s history.
This is a celebration of the MIJ stamped Fenders, paying homage to those builders whilst offering you something new.
Fender Japan formed with FujiGen Gakki in 1982 and originally made six reissues of popular models. By 1984 CBS sold off Fender and whilst waiting for a new USA based factory to continue production, the Fender Japan models came into the American market. By 1993 “Crafted in Japan” (CIJ) took over from the familiar MIJ because Tokai Gakki and Dyna Gakki took over manufacturing from FujiGen Gakki. These instruments reached an incredible standard and are revered by players and collectors. Since 2015 When Fender took over Fender Japan, the MIJ badge encapsulates the Japanese style of craft and allows a new generation to understand what the fuss is about.