Well this will make you stand out from the crowd... A mid '80's Paisley pink Strat in stunning condition. Shame all the original Teles we have seen are never in such amazing condition as this!
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Tired of sunburst and custom colours not doing it for you? Hows about this mid 80’s Fender Paisley Stratocaster?
Without any production facilities following the sale of Fender in 1985, production was moved to the Fuji-Gen Factory in Nagano Japan where all manufacturing continued until 1987, giving rise to this batch of instruments that were ‘MADE IN JAPAN’
Having had a fleeting run between 1968 and ‘69, Dan Smith contacted Nick Sugimoto, head of R&D, in 1986 with an idea to reissue the Paisley Strat and Telecasters. He made a pair for the following year’s NAMM show and they were a success. The first run were produced between 1987 and 1989 for the Japanese market with a limited run made for export between 1987 and 1988.
This guitar is in stunning condition. Its been incredibly well cared for and an extensive search has only yielded one very minor knock to the neck and another on the body. The finish on both body and neck is in excellent condition with no fret wear. The finish has no signs of fade or wear and still retains that vivid pink colour.
The hardware is in untarnished condition
Electrically everything is correct, in fact it felt like we were the first to remove the pickguard since it left the Nagano factory.
The guitar comes with a hardshell case
The guitar feels and plays wonderfully. The pickups have a clear bell-like quality that increasingly bites as you move nearer the bridge. A classic 80’s strat tone if ever there was one!
Though not yet of the status of their American cousins, these Japanes examples helped reassert Fender’s position and certainly are no slouches. More importantly its a paisley strat, what is there not to like?
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