Fender Japan Stratocaster St57-85 Vintage Ri Jv Serial 1983 Lacquer Finish W/bag
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Fender Japan Stratocaster St57-85 Vintage Ri Jv Serial 1983 Lacquer Finish W/bag:
Fender Japanstratocaster ST57-85 Vintage Reissue
This is a Fender Japan JV ST57 (1957) Stratocaster vintage reissue. Just in case you are unfamiliar with Fender Japan( made in Japan MIJor crafted in Japan CIJ ), these guitarsare known for the superb craftsmanship and quality. In fact, many guitar players, even professionals prefer these guitars over some US made counterparts. Since these Japanese made Fenders are not allowed in US (new), in recent years, these guitars are becoming harder to find. The JV serial Fenders are considered among the best, regardless of the origin.
Condition:This is a Fender Japan Stratocaster ST57-85 Vintage reissue.This guitar was made in 1983. The neck date is 2-4-'83. It has the correct large Fender logo with the MADE IN JAPAN notation on the head.There is a B stamp on the neck pocket meaning the body has the lacquer finish and usually the material used for the neck is better. The serial number is JV32744. The color is candy apple red. The mild V-shapeneck with the minimum fret wear. The neck is very straight.
The pick guard assembly is the correct US made with the cloth wire vintage style pickups, US made pots and 3 way switch(DM30). Needless to say, the best part of this guitar is its sound. One of the best sounding Starts we have had - and we must add that the most of the JV Starts feel like and sound like the original 62 Strat.
The guitarsounds as good as a RI guitar can get; it sounds like an old vintage Start. Playing this guitar next to a new Strat, the difference is very clear. During this era (early 1980's) these US made pickups are also considered the best among the post CBS pickups and I am sure that has something to do with the sound comes out from this guitar.
This guitar is not in a mint showroom condition. If you are looking for a perfect mint guitar without a scratch for a showroom or magazine, etc., this guitar is not it. Although it is in a great condition for its age, there are some minor scratches and dents - please carefully study the photographs.
JV guitars are becoming harder to find and the prices are going up. This is your chance to own the original 1983 JV Stratocaster!!
It weighs 7 Lbs 3 oz. (3.27Kg)
It comes with a tremolo arm and a fender gig bag.
Payment:Pay-Pal or Bank wire transfer will be accepted. Payment is due within 48 hours of winning offer. For Paypal, we can only ship to the address provided in your payment. If you need shipment to other address, we can only take bank wire transfer for your payment. No negotiation after the sale is closed.
Shipping :$45 for domestic shipping by USPS standard post mail + $10 as an insurance. It will be shipped within 3 business days of receiving cleared payment.
International shipping:We will ship by USPS priority mail international. Please contact us for the international shipping fee. $10 will be added as an insurance . You will also pay duty on the value. Please check with the postal service in your country to find out how much the duty is, before you offer. If you have any request about shipping, please let us know.
$59 shipping + $10 insurance to Canada
$75 shipping + $10 insurance to Europe
$89 shipping + $10 insurance to Australia
Return policy:This item may be returned within 3 days of arrival . Seller must be notified within time frame. Buyer pays all return insured shipping costs and 10% restocking fee and ALL Paypal costs. If you wish to return, item MUST be sent in an original box, fully insuredand require signature upon arrival.Refund will be made for the PRODUCT VALUE ONLY, excluding shipping and handling. Please understand this is an used guitar and NOT in a perfect condition. If you have anyquestion regarding this guitar, pleasecontactus before you offer.
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