A couple of times a year Fender round up a few of their Japan Exclusive models and release them to the rest of the world for a very short time. This time we have their take on the Classic 50's strat made for left handed players.
Japanese Build Quality
The almost unthought about member of the Fender factories, Fender Japan release some amazing guitars that some even say are just as good as their American counterparts. Made in small numbers purely for sale in Japan these guitars are rarely seen outside of their home country except in these small FSR runs.
Classic Strat Build
There is nothing like a classic strat. Based on the models from the 50's this guitar certainly has an old school feel with a Basswood body bolted on to a slim "C" 1 piece maple neck that has been loaded up with vintage style frets and a bone nut.
Body Shape: Stratocaster
Body Material: Basswood
Body Finish: Polyurethane
Neck Material: 1-Piece Maple
Neck Shape: Slim "C"
Scale Length: 25.5" (648 mm)
Fingerboard Radius: 7.25" (184.1 mm)
Number of Frets: 21
Fret Size: Vintage-Style
String Nut: Synthetic Bone
Nut Width: 1.650" (42 mm)
Neck Plate: 4-Bolt
Neck Finish: Polyurethane
Position Inlays: Black Dot
Bridge Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
Middle Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
Neck Pickup: Standard Single-Coil Strat
Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)
Pickup Switching: 5-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Bridge and Middle Pickup, Position 3. Middle Pickup, Position 4. Middle and Neck Pickup, Position 5. Neck Pickup
Pickup Configuration: SSS
Bridge: Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo
Tuning Machines: Gotoh Cast/Sealed
Pickguard: 1-Ply White
Control Knobs: White Plastic
Strings: NPS, .009-.042 Gauges