1985 Fender Contemporary Stratocaster Black

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Summary: The Fender Contemporary models were top of the line “Superstrat” guitars and were the first Fender Japan models to be exported as Fender Stratocasters and Telecasters. The Fender Contemporary models were manufactured from 1984 to 1987 by FujiGen Gakki. This guitar plays and sounds fantastic. It ships in its original hard-shell case with the tremolo arm.

Body: Solid alder in black with a 3-ply black pickguard.

Neck: This Strat has a maple neck and a rosewood fretboard with the flatter 12” radius. It also has 22 frets and dot pearloid position markers. Nut width-1 11/16” Scale length-25 ½”.

Pickups/Hardware: HSS pickup configuration, 5-way pickup selector, coil splitting switch, two black fender knobs (one volume/one tone), double locking vibrato tremolo system.

Cosmetics: This guitar in good used condition but there are normal signs of wear associated with a vintage guitar. The pickguard has significant pick wear. The body has some scratches and dents but nothing structural. The back of the body has scratches near the input jack and some light buckle rash. The back of neck has light scratches, but it is still comfortable to play. Some of the hardware is showing signs of pitting on the chrome. Overall, this guitar was taken care of and is a real player.

Playability: Our in-house guitar tech has inspected, setup, and restrung this guitar with a new set of 10s. The neck is straight, the truss rod is fully functional, and the action has been setup low and comfortable. The frets are in great shape with no major grooves or divots from use and it plays beautifully up and down the fretboard with no dead spots or choking out.

Modifications: N/A

Weight: 8 lbs., 6 oz.

Case: This guitar ships in its original hard-shell case (with the tremolo arm), professionally packaged, and fully insured.