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Fender/Strat guys- help me out.

Do any of you know more about the Fujigen Fender Strats from '85-'87? It is NOT a Japanese Squire.

I found one that's all original with the "System 1" double locking trem, "E7" serial number.

I know they're good if they're Fuji, but are they worth buyng when I'm searching for a "Simple Strat"? I'm looking for a good playing strat that SOUNDS like a strat should. I was checking out a bunch of MIM's when I ran across this one.
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I have a couple from 88 and 89, and they're all the Strat I could ever want or need. Love them. Great necks too.
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I have a white road worn strat with Texas specials I can give you a buddy price on if your interested. It was refretted and Plek'd
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They are widely considered to be as good if not better than the MIA stuff.
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Do any of you know more about the Fujigen Fender Strats from '85-'87? It is NOT a Japanese Squire.

I found one that's all original with the "System 1" double locking trem, "E7" serial number.

I know they're good if they're Fuji, but are they worth buyng when I'm searching for a "Simple Strat"? I'm looking for a good playing strat that SOUNDS like a strat should. I was checking out a bunch of MIM's when I ran across this one.
Did you play it? If it sustains good and sounds right, then why not? By the looks of it (alder/maple/SCs) it should sound 100% strat.
Never seen the "System 1" trem tho. I would go for a used MIA alpine white w maple board. (YJM style).

In my humble opinion, strats are great, the whole Ibanez RG design was so good because it modeled a strat in essence. Played my strat yesterday and it felt very nice.
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I've played a few of those back in the days. Some good and some bad, that's how it is.
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I dunno if that bridge is really going to give you the full "Strat experience". I'd be looking for something with a regular vintage 6 hole or modern 2 post strat bridge. Ensure you're getting an alder body and definitely maple fretboard!
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I dunno if that bridge is really going to give you the full "Strat experience". I'd be looking for something with a regular vintage 6 hole or modern 2 post strat bridge. Ensure you're getting an alder body and definitely maple fretboard!
^this, i'm sure this guitar is going to be great since its a Fuji, but if you're looking for a traditional strat, i think you should probably go for the mim.
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Looks like a Kahler tremolo. They have more parts, but generally work the same as the standard strat bridge. Otherwise this is the same guitar. I believe the Japan-made Fenders are definitely a cut above any other Non-USA-made Fenders. Did this have a locking nut?
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I believe the Japan-made Fenders are definitely a cut above any other Non-USA-made Fenders. Did this have a locking nut?
I agree - I think this guitar would be much better choice than any MIM Strat.
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Those MIJ strats are pretty solid all the way around. It's going to be very close to an old strat other than the more massive bridge but I assume the three passive single coil pickups are what you are after.

They are better than the Standard Series MIM strats but not on the level of the Classic Series MIM strats.
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Looks like a Kahler tremolo. They have more parts, but generally work the same as the standard strat bridge. Otherwise this is the same guitar. I believe the Japan-made Fenders are definitely a cut above any other Non-USA-made Fenders. Did this have a locking nut?
A little late to this party; sorry, haven't been over here in a couple of weeks.

Those System 1 trems were made for Fender by Schaller; they were on the Contemporary models as well as this Squier model. Just to make things more confusing there was a Fender model that was pretty similar, but the Fender had a 22-fret neck while the Squier had a 21-fret neck. Just one of the oddballs from that era of Fender.

These should have a "behind the nut" string clamp, made by Schaller. It's the same string clamp that was used on other non-Floyd Schaller trems, such as the one they made for Schecter (the "Trem-Lock") that was also used by Ernie Ball/Music Man on the Silhouette guitars in the late 1980s.

As an aside, Fender had issues with the System 1 trems and by the start of 1987 they had replaced them with Kahler 2550 fulcrum trems on all the models that used the System 1 - but they continued to use the Schaller-made string clamps with them. By this point the Squier model was discontinued, as were all the other Fender Contemporary models that used the System 2 and System 3 trem units.
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Never heard of that one before
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If you want top quality, I suggest you buy an American one. Or if you still want a Japanese, look for some special models with Alder body (not that basswood sh**).
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