MIJ/CIJ Fender Electric Owners Club

Discussion in 'Guitar Owners Clubs' started by rangercaster, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. bugo

    bugo Tele-Holic

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    Here is my Japanese made Squier ST-331 Straotcaster (not a Bullet, a Stratocaster) with a single humbucker, rosewood fretboard, single ply black pickguard, single volume and no tone control, output jack on the pickguard. I bought it used for $125 at Gary's Music Emporium in Mena, Arkansas in early 1992 and have been playing it ever since. It has an unusual 24.75" Gibson scale and is routed for the bridge pickup only, which is very odd for a Fender. It has a black headstock and an A serial number (Made in Japan.) I've had it since 1992 so it's at least that old, according to the Fender site it's a 1985 or 86, but we all know how unreliable dating Japanese Fenders can be. I have modified it with an EMG Select pickup (I'm thinking about putting a red dual Lace Sensor in it) and coil tap and kill switches. It is a very unusual oddball and plays and sounds GREAT. It plays as well or better as my Mexican Strats and my Japanese Tele. I hope to have it until I'm on my deathbed.

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  2. guitarmikey

    guitarmikey Tele-Afflicted

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    MIJ Contemporary Strat with a semi-scalloped neck (I must admit, not so happy because of that).
    The rest is awsome! Great sound, naturally aged original pickups, and so on.
    Looks impressive next to my Ibanez TSA-5. It sounds the same! Even on Ibanez or Fenders (SCX2 / FM 65R).
     

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  3. niilolainen

    niilolainen Tele-Meister

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    I have a '94 sunburst MIJ Fender Strat, bought new. Will upload pics sometime. Bought it in installments when I got my first job out of college. It's in bad need of a setup, but I will never part with it
     
  4. Higgs F. Boson

    Higgs F. Boson Tele-Holic

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    I'm in, with an E-Series hardtail:



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    Still honeymoon phase, but I absolutely LOVE this guitar so far.
     
  5. Marshallfender

    Marshallfender Tele-Meister

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    JD Tele MIJ Crimson Red
     

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  6. Higgs F. Boson

    Higgs F. Boson Tele-Holic

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    Nice!
     
  7. Rinzler

    Rinzler NEW MEMBER!

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    Hey y'all! I just picked up a MIJ MG-69 Beck/CO COR Mustang. Does anyone know where I can get a pickguard that will fit the MIJ models? All the popular pickguard sites I have tried say that theirs will not fit the imports. I don't get it since there are so many MIJ guitars out there. I know I can send in a tracing, but I just figured I'd see if anyone had a good source before I busted out the screwdriver. Thanks!

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  8. McGlamRock

    McGlamRock Friend of Leo's

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    Here is mine
     

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  9. noise boy

    noise boy NEW MEMBER!

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    Here are mine, both E series guitars (84-87). I have had the telecaster since about 88, and bought the strat about a year ago. The tele is stock, the strat came with SSL-1's in it.

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  10. mojo_max

    mojo_max Tele-Meister

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    Here's my CIJ Shell Pink and my MIJ Sonic Blue, love these...
     

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  11. music4ever

    music4ever Tele-Meister

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    Here is my contribution to this thread:

    My CIJ/MIJ Teles:

    Pic 1: CIJ Blue Flower Telecaster, MIJ ´62 Telecaster 3TSB, CIJ Pink Paisley

    Pic 2: MIJ ´62 Telecaster CAR

    Pic 3: The same CAR Tele in a different angle
     

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  12. Tele 2K

    Tele 2K Tele-Meister

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    I have a MIJ 50's reissue in Sunburst from the 90's. It has a very nice V shaped neck. I like the pickups, especially the bridge, anyone know what they are? I replaced the 3 way switch and jack a couple years ago, I think that's why the previous owner sold it about 4 years ago. Not sure what the body is, maybe Poplar? It's a very nice Telecaster.

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  13. Jupiter

    Jupiter Telefied Silver Supporter

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    Don't expect to have it much longer, so better get it in here:

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  14. DudeTele420

    DudeTele420 TDPRI Member

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    1995 '52 MIJ tele and 2006 AM/MIM hybrid strat
     
  15. bmce

    bmce TDPRI Member

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    ImageUploadedByTDPRI1436704034.069729.jpg This is my new mutt. 1994 MIJ '62 Reissue body with 2014 MIM Nashville Tele neck.
     
  16. Platefire

    Platefire Friend of Leo's

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    Here is my 1997 CIJ 50's Re-Issue strat.
     

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  17. Slippery Jack

    Slippery Jack Tele-Meister

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    I see that these are still for sale via Singapore with the Texas Special pickups. Finish in vintage natural.

    I got mine in 2006 and I still love it more than my American standard. I think the pickups are brighter than the ones on my US tele.

    Mine was £550 in 2006, which was about $825, now they are $1400.

    Just thought that I'd share this vital information.
     
  18. felis

    felis Tele-Afflicted

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    MIJ ST54-VSP together with the (MIJ/CIJ) primary source. ;)


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  19. tino7770

    tino7770 TDPRI Member

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    heres one I no longer need

    JV strat,real good nick,plays superb

    Hertfordshire

    Go on give us yer money
    Wazza trem arm???
     

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  20. tino7770

    tino7770 TDPRI Member

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    Heres annuva

    MIJ JD….customised with 3rd pup….like you do…fender hard case

    Superb gigging axe

    Do YOU need one…You know you do
     

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