Our hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm PST. Sold it on here a number of years ago and still regret doing so. On the neck the decal says "Crafted in Japan", serial N087515. Late 1981: While still under CBS ownership, Fender begins it's first ever guitar production in Japan; the manufacturing plant was the FujiGen Gakki Corp. Neck: Maple. Fender ’72 reissue Thinline Telecaster Crafted in Japan in Fender hard case. Hey presto! Crafted in Japan. You always have really sexy basses Karlfer..... They seem to be much more consistent in quality than US Fenders. Thanks. Age: 51 Messages: 784. Fender Crafted in Japan Aerodyne Jazz Bass black with non original gig bagHas J and P bass pickupsSmoke black hardwareHas chips dings dents etc.Sorry bad photosserial number is r 020690according to Fender that makes it a 2004-5 Crafted in Japan R + 6 digits2004-2005 These guitars were all labeled "MADE IN JAPAN". 2006 Fender Mustang Bass, crafted in japan, in Olympic White. That doesnt include Dollar to Yen conversion which will hit even harder. When you start trying to determine the difference between a MIJ and a CIJ Fender guitar, odds are you will do a search, and odds are all you will find are forums, and on those forums you will find many differing opinions on the topic and ultimately you just may wind up even more confused than when you began! 9lb 3oz, nice low to medium action. Seems my advert is in Huttese, as folk don't understand it. Re: Fender "Crafted in Japan" Tele « Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 03:37:51 PM » It seems, to simplify the tale, that made in Japan ones were built by Fugijen, ie rebadged Greco, Crafted in Japan made by Tokai. Some parts have signs of wear, dullness, rust, etc. Fender Crafted in Japan non export 70's reissue Precision £700 Darlington By karlfer, October 7 in Basses For Sale. I bought another guitar here in my travels through Aomori Prefecture. These early (83-87) Squire guitars are to this day respected as a very good guitar at a reasonable cost. This was a running change, and both “Made in Japan” and “Crafted in Japan” decals appear on instruments from 2007 and 2008. NOW FREE SHIPPING TO 48 CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES ON ALL ORDERS!!! Thease early Squires are essentially the same Fender guitars the factory was making, but with a different headstock decal. Among the Fender Japanese guitars, there were two different logos used: Crafted in Japan and Made in Japan, and both were being made at the same time from 1994 till 1997. 2007 was another transitional year for Japanese-made Fender instruments, with the return to the “Made in Japan” country-of-origin identifier on the serial number decal. These were higher quality instruments than the instruments being made in the US at this time, and hence they are considered quite valuable great playing guitars. 1992: (yes, there is some overlap here) The Dyna Gakki Corp. began making some guitars for Fender, these were the first guitars listed as "CRAFTED IN JAPAN". Both are selling for roughly the same price. Thanks Dunc. Accessories: Soft Case(NOT Original). 2624 Views58 Watchers If I didn't have my early China made Squire CV, in a very similar colour, I'd be tempted. So, it could be a £5 jack or £5 pot or it could be the pickup is buggered. Has anybody played them? For more on the MADE vs CRAFTED thing, see the Guide I authored titled "MADE In Japan - vs - CRAFTED In Japan Fender Guitar(s)" . And one last note: if you are interested in the what/where/when details of your Japanese Fender, the excellent Guitar Dater Project is now VERY complete on it's MIJ/CIJ database, so head on over to: https://www.guitardaterproject.org/fender.aspx, **** Disregard this question, I found the answer. The neck has a beautiful stained maple back and lovely rosewood fingerboard with perfect frets in excellent condition. These are yer actual rare model in the UK as they weren't for sale here. Learn more about Fender electric basses. My other two that are for sale are now on up on Feebay (there's an offer on final value fees ), hopefully one of them will go before this does. On early Fender JV models, you will also find "MADE IN JAPAN" written very small under the Fender spaghetti logo on the headstock of the guitar. There is a light buzzing noise during hard picking. Nut 40mm (same as a Nate). Copyright © All the good names are taken ltd. Possible this bass could maybe be a 2007 or 2008 ("s" serial number + six digits indicate that range but with the number being 000726 I feel pretty comfortable to call it a 2006.) Truss Rod: Adjustable. Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. Definative Answer: Should I wrap my strings around the tailpiece on my tune-o-matic style bridge? This means that the the serial numbers starting in 1994 ran consecutively on both the MIJ and the CIJ models while the MIJ logo was being phased out. 2007 - 2015: Fender partnered with Kanda Shokai and Yamano Gakki to build their own plant in Japan, producing mostly guitars for the Japanese market, along with a few Fender Special Run (FSR) instruments for the Western/US market. By This era brought about some fairly well respected models like the "contemporary" Strat. In very good condition and very nice to play. Fender Telecaster Custom - Crafted in Japan quantity. Not a sausage. I've not played a bad Fender Japan either. Copyright © All the good names are taken ltd. Basschat Secret Santa - Register by Dec 17th! Fender Crafted in Japan non export 70's reissue Precision. Plugged it in again, nothing, pulled it part way out and it started working. Selling Tips + EXCLUSIVE SHIPPING DISCOUNT INSIDE. Chip on bass side of neck otherwise very good condition. From the specifications, serial number, and internal date, it seems to be a JG66 made in 1997-2000 or a model of the same rank. Cones with nice gear4music Tweed style hardcase. Hi, great article, many thanks for the knowledge!I have two Japanese Strats I've just put through the dater project with interesting results.One is an ST54 'A' serial which comes up as Fuji-gen 85 - 86 but marked as Crafted in Japan.The other is an ST62 'S' serial which comes up as Fuji-gen also marked as Crafted in Japan.Have Fuji-gen made guitars ever been known to be labelled as 'Crafted'? Before I took the bass to bits, I tried another lead. Joined: Dec 31, 2008 ... you might wanna wait to buy... Prices just went up about $300 for Fender Japan. I'll let y'all make that call on your own. I plugged this in last night, nothing! I certainly can't say the same for MIA or MIM. Here, we shall break down the confusion as much as possible and present the information in the most simple and clear manner possible so as to not waste your time or leave you scratching your head. Start new topic; Recommended Posts. Opinions on 'Crafted in Japan' Fender Stratocasters. Only issue is it is a wee bit noisy to my ears - could be a shielding or grounding issue. Fender "JV" guitars were only made from 1982 to 1984. Some say this was due to a contract clause with FujiGen that ONLY allowed their plant to stamp "MADE IN JAPAN" on a Fender, which seems unlikely. "Made in Japan" is used on some current Fender Japan models (2007) instead of "Crafted in Japan". I don't know, so sold as is, not working. I have heard good things about the 1980's models. GLWTS! It will be sent in a basic gigbag & a Squier bass box. I had a crafted in Japan P in oly. Fingerboard: Rosewood. This is a 2004 made Crafted in Japan (CIJ) '62 Reissue Fender Japan Cherry Red Stratocaster with rosewood neck. Once I've spent money on it, it will be withdrawn. Fender Japan MB98-70SD Mustang Bass Crafted in Japan Condition : B+ / Good Condition!!! It is in excellent condition and plays beautifully with amazing tones from fender Japan ST single coil pick ups. 716d2 Electric Guitar Crafted in JAPAN Telecaster Thinline Fender JAPAN Fender. Every one was bought blind but you can have enough confidence in the build quality to take it for granted (IMHO). Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. Or this bluer than my monitor is showing...in any event I think it looks great and I bet that's a fast neck. Either way, Dyna Gakki was also a high-quality manufacturer, and these guitars are of similar quality to the ones made across town at the FujiGen Gakki plant, even though today they seem to sell for a little less and have a little less respect in the guitar community. Are you considering trades for anything short scale? Others say "crafted" had a nicer ring to it than "made", and so the word change was all about marketing and preception, this seems to make solid sense. So is MIJ better than CIJ? Free shipping . (not to be confused with the less expensive MiM versions) It has everything you’d expect. Signing up for our newsletter will keep you informed of promos and speaker giveaways! Prefer to sell trade value is higher but could be tempted with straight swap for; Please organise & pay for your own. I've had a number of these basses and they have all been, without exception, terrific instruments. I know it was obvious about changing the lead but I got confused with mine when it still made a noise at the tip? Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Fender Jaguar Crafted in Japan at the best online prices at eBay! These early production USA guitars ('87-89) are widely respected as nearly custom-shop level guitars, and are VERY valuable. $1,656.99. 1997: The Tōkai Corp. now joined Dyna Gakki as the EXCLUSIVE manufacturers of Fenders made in Japan, and continued to be stamped Crafted In Japan. Late 2015 - present (late 2019): Fender bought out Kanda Shokai and Yamano Gakki, and now runs the Japanese plant themselves, still producing mostly guitars for the Japanese market, alongwith a few Fender Special Run (FSR) instruments for the Western/US market. Fender 50s Telecaster with Bigsby in the gloss Antique Natural finish over a beautifully grained 3 piece Ash body. Anyone who know their facts will tell you that these early Tokai Fenders are truly excellent instruments. It boasts a high level of playability, faithful reproduction, and cost performance. Early 1985: CBS sells Fender to the employee led ownership group headed by Bill Schultz. For more in-depth information on this guitar, please message us on Reverb! Now that surprises me Karl - I thought you loved all the greens! At the beginning of the Fender Japan venture, Tokai was seriously being considered as the manufacturer, but after a breakdown in negotiations, FujiGen Gakki was chosen instead. Thanks anyway****. This is a Fender ’72 Reissue Thinline Telecaster in Natural Ash. In the mid 90s Fender approached Dyna Gakki and Tokai Gakki to make the same instruments to the same specs - presumably at a better price - and under the terms of their deal with Fuji-gen they couldn't use "Made in Japan" and so the new ones were "Crafted in Japan". Thank you! It was Crafted in Japan in 1997/98 and comes with the Fender hard shell (not to be confused with the less expensive MiM versions). Fender Japan JG66 3TS 1997-2000 CRAFTED IN JAPAN Electric Guitar Description. CIJ stands for Crafted in Japan (Fender Japan; Fender Musical Instruments Corporation). Try another lead Karl. 1983: The "Squire" series begins it's life as a MIJ FujiGen Gakki produced instrument. fender marcus miller signature jazz bass – crafted in japan – rare sunburst Posted on December 6, 2020 December 6, 2020 by The Guitar Filter Price : £1,150.00 A fun fact here is that, when Fender announced that they were again manufacturing guitars in the US at their new Corona, CA plant, the guitars they pictured were ACTUALLY made by Tokai! The Fender Squiers were also brought into line to be in sync with the Japanese Fenders at around the same time (1996/1997) with 'Crafted' rather than 'Made' being used. Am also looking at a Gibson Les Paul Special. Some FujiGen-made Fender Japan models between 1982 and 1996 have necks made by Atlansia. How is Crafted in Japan (Fender Japan; Fender Musical Instruments Corporation) abbreviated? Warehouse Guitar SpeakersPO Box 352Paducah, KY 42002. Fender ’72 reissue Thinline Telecaster Crafted in Japan c/w Fender hard case This is an immaculate Fender ’72 Reissue thinline telecaster in Natural Ash. Up to 1996: Fender continued to employ the FujiGen Gakki Corp to make guitars, although in more and more limited numbers, and mostly only for guitars intended to be sold in the Japanese market. There is no problem in performance! Sorry, the only trades I would consider are the two mentioned in the original post. Add to cart. Have you tried this -. These instruments have sometimes been stamped "MADE IN JAPAN", and sometimes "CRAFTED IN JAPAN", seemingly for marketing reasons alone. 2003 Fender Jazz crafted in Japan Butterscotch blonde, tort pickguard, maple board with inlays. I have one of those Roasted LE's from last year & that's the same. Early 1987: Schultz and company open their US production plant in Corona California. © Copyright 2020 Warehouse Guitar Speakers | Terms & Conditions | Legal Disclaimer. CIJ is defined as Crafted in Japan (Fender Japan; Fender Musical Instruments Corporation) frequently. This one is a really nice colour @karlfer - I'm surprised you're not so keen on it.. but of course, that's down to personal taste. Fender Telecaster Custom – Crafted in Japan $ 1,275.00. How Electric Guitar String Gauge Effects Tone: The quick, simple answer. Only at this price until Friday evening, when I will have time to start sorting something. Importantly, this one was Crafted in Japan in 1997/98 and comes with the Fender hard shell. Can you explain what that is? Shortly there after, this plant began to produce the bulk of non-US made Fender and Squire guitars, moving production AWAY from Japan. There is no problem in performance!! These guitars were all labeled "MADE IN JAPAN". Mid 1987: Fender opens it's factory in Ensenada, Mexico. Made/Crafted in Japan (MIJ/CIJ) Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by patl, Jan 13, 2009. patl Strat-O-Master. While a "CRAFTED" In Japan guitar with a serial number starting with the letter "A" would have been made in 1997 or 1998. Lacquered neck. 2004, alder body, maple neck, rosewood board. American guitars are once again being produced, and quality is job #1. The last 2 sold at £750 (reduced from £850) & £925 respectively according to the adverts. karlfer, October 7 in Basses For Sale, Reluctant but the other two don't seem to be going anywhere & this just sits in the cupboard (I don't like the colour). The sale did NOT include the manufacturing facility, and as a result, except for a small number of already completed guitars, the ONLY Fender guitars produced in 85-86 were Made in Japan by the FujiGen Gakki Corp. I've literally just plugged a bass in and all was well, tried another and nothing but the lead worked when I pressed the tip? Lovely thing. Fender G&G American Vintage Reissue Black Tolex Stratocaster Telecaster Case. Many of Fender Contemporary Stratocaster and Telecaster models had Fender Japan E serial number prefix at the beginning of their serial numbers but in fact, Fender never produced a line of guitars named the "E series". $1,491.29. As ever, none come up for a long time, then there's 3 in a few months. These excellent guitars still proudly displayed "MADE IN JAPAN". Fender Jaguar Crafted In Japan Serial Number - DOWNLOAD (Mirror #1) Learn more about Fender electric basses. There are some scratches and dents. I see a bunch of Squire Strats called "E" series. Best Speaker upgrade for Blackstar HT5 / HT5R (MK1 or MK2), Best Speaker Upgrade For Blackstar HT Club 40. These instruments have sometimes been stamped "MADE IN JAPAN", and sometimes "CRAFTED IN JAPAN", seemingly for marketing reasons alone. I'm looking at a 1998 Fender Stratocaster that was crafted in Japan. Free delivery for many products! Very Cool little bass, 30" scale length so you dont have to stretch much at all to fly around this thing. GLWTS matey, Love the colour. Powered by Invision Community, Withdrawn. Absolutely Steve, I have never played a MIJ Fender Precision that was anything other than great. Equilibrium is restored , Borax, that's a downer indeed. “Crafted in Japan”, very vibrant Sea Foam Green finish, rosewood fingerboard, black molded case. $159.00 + shipping . It'd be money your way but am looking to trade my 90s Squier MusicMaster. These rare limited edition Crafted In Japan (CIJ) Telecasters were intended for the Japanese market only - not for export - and are no longer available new. Neck Condition: The 6th string side is straight, but … Bugger all. 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