Gorgeous and quite rare Fender Japan '54 Vintage Reissue Foto-Flame Stratocaster for sale at Guitar Garage London! These were a special run of guitars and were only made in 1993-1995. Instead of tracking down exotic flamed maple woods in the eco-troubled 1990s, Fender turned to technology and together with Kodak company developed a unique process where a very thin layer of film was applied and then lacquered over basswood body. Result - unique-looking eco-friendly and wallet-friendly guitar! Fender Japan guitars are very well known for their exceptional craftsmanship and top-specs.
Due to the fragility of the film these guitars usually experience cracks in the finish due to wood expanding and contracting over the years. The cracks pictured are all purely cosmetic and don't affect playing in any way.
This instrument received a full professional setup with deep body cleaning, neck deep clean, full electronics check, truss-rod and action and intonation adjustment! Restringed with D'addario 10-46 nickel-plated steel strings.
This guitar will be shipped around UK with Parcelforce 24h courier, safely packed into a sturdy guitar cardboard box. 24h courier service provided to UK customers. Worldwide shipping available as well - but please get in touch if you are in EU.
Fender Stratocaster - 54 Vintage Reissue - Japan - Crimson Burst Foto (1994)
MODEL: Fender Japan 54 Vintage Reissue Stratocaster
YEAR: 1994, S-Serial MIJ
COLOUR: Crimson Burst Foto Flame, gloss lacquer
PICKGUARD: 1-ply aged cream white
NECK: V-shape maple neck, honey amber gloss lacquer
FRETBOARD: maple, 7.25-inch radius
FRETS: 21 vintage frets with minimal wear.
TUNERS: Kluson vintage style
BODY: Basswood, original SSS body routing
TOTAL WEIGHT: 3,5 kg
TREMOLO: vintage style 6-point tremolo system with block saddles and tapered tremolo block.
WEAR: couple of small bumps on the edges and cracked foto-flame finish here and there, hardware patina, minimal neck wear.
PICKUPS: Fender Japan flatpole single-coil pickups
WIRING: original 3-way switch, A250K pots, Green Hornet capacitor
Please note that although we put our heart and soul and also all our knowledge into every single guitar we sell, a setup is a personal preference and we cannot give any guarantees. However, we try to get the best playability out of every guitar and set them up so you can play both rhythm and lead. We also pull them all apart to clean and check every single component and replace all unreliable parts with new ones, from dodgy pots to the whole wiring, tuners, string trees, nuts and etc. All the work done is described in detail in the listing.
We make sure that every guitar we sell is problem free and take full responsibility for the accuracy of our listing descriptions. All photographs are done by a professional photographer and processed on a calibrated monitor. Some colours might look slightly different on your monitor, but we will always put the official Fender colour name in the listing description, so please study pictures of other guitars with the same colour if you are unsure. We focus on finding great quality guitars and making them reliable and inspiring to play.