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The System I tremolo system uses a behind the nut string locking mechanism and was manufactured by Gotoh.The System II and System III bridges have individual string height and individual string intonation adjustments.The single coil pickups used in the Contemporary models have a DC resistance which is approximately 5.6 kΩ.

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The "JV" alone, tells us the guitar was made between 19.

The "JV" serialed MIJ (Made In Japan) Fenders have become, and will probably remain, the most collectable - The Holy Grails - of the Fender Japan instruments...

While a "CRAFTED" In Japan guitar with a serial number starting with the letter "A" would have been made in 1997 or 1998.

The Fender Japan serial numbering system is - on the face of it - a little more complex than the Fender USA system.

The Stratocaster was first introduced in spring 1954, it may well be the most popular and copied guitar design ever.

Asymmetrical double cutaway body, contoured body on back and on lower bass bout (where forearm rests), 3 single coil pickups with exposed poles, jack angled into top, tremolo standard (but available without special order), 3 knobs (volume, tone, tone), gold plated parts optional till 1967.

while the "The next serial number prefix used by Fender Japan - as shown on the Fender web site (and other web sites as well) - was "E". The "E" alone tells us the guitar was made between 19...

A great place to start in verifying this for yourself is... You'll notice on their "DATING JAPANESE MADE FENDER INSTRUMENTS" page, they start with the "MADE In Japan" serial numbers.

manufactured* difference in the "MADE In Japan" Fenders, and the "CRAFTED In Japan" Fender guitars.

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