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Fender 1986-87 MIJ 50s Stratocaster Black Flat Poles Clean! Japan 18872

Regular price $1,150
This is a 1986-'87 F + 6-digit serial Fender Stratocaster made in Japan in black finish. It's in amazing condition for a 35-year-vintage guitar. Black on white with single-ply pickguard. All maple neck with vintage size frets. Has nice Grover stock tuners, transition logo, and some really nice woodgrain on the neck. This has flat-pole pickups, which may be a bonus depending on your tastes (Fender used flat-poles in the early to mid-50s and I have seen them on other MIJ guitars--just Google it and you'll find a wealth of info on the sound). Looks to be all original except for two small screw holes in the pickguard, which may have anchored a Roland synth pickup in the past. The two strings trees are factory.

This guitar has some real magic when plugged in. Weight is 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Cosmetically you couldn't hope for much more at this vintage. A couple tiny marks and some mild fret wear (see pics). I'd call it a 9/10. Questions about condtion--it's buyer's responsibility to ask before buying. Look around and you'll see lots of MIJ guitars in junk condition at this price. This guitar is for someone who wants one that's been well cared for. No case. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.)  Thanks for looking!

What You Get
-- Full setup and cleaning.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.

Guitar Setup
All our setups are done by our in-house luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary. We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. Since setup is highly subjective you may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. Thanks!

I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have a very high rate of successful guitar and bass shipping (meaning few damaged instruments). I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. If you Google "THERE IN ONE PIECE...How to Pack a Guitar" you will find it. Thanks.