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Regular price $599

RARE guitar--80s hardtail Strat from Japan. 

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This is a 1984-'87 Fender hardtail Stratocaster in black. Most likely an ST-462 model, which is a sort of-'62 re-issue, made at the Fujigen factory. The tuners were upgraded to Schecter locking tuners. Can't be sure if pickups are original. I will take a pic of inside of pickguard if a potential buyer requests it. In good playing condition. Plenty of relic playing wear on the body (see pics). Behind the bridge are two marks. Has an E series serial number. Frets still in decent condition. Fender Japan was really making some quality guitars at this time and this 30-year-old axe is no exception. Weight is a comfortable 7 pounds, 9 ounces. Hardtail Strats are rare--and a 30 year vintage one from Japan will only go up in value because of the rareness. At 40 years vintage will probably be worth twice this! I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. No case. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking.

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

Guitar Setup
My setup on guitars 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. I spray out any pots that are noisy. I 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. I don't claim to be a trained luthier, but I'm able to set guitars/basses for a reasonable out-of-box experience and have had very few complaints. If you're looking for the perfect setup on a used guitar, please expect to take it to a trained luthier who is familiar with your individual playing style and preferences. ps: basses get the same setup minus the new strings. 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.