Fender 1984-87 MIJ 60s Stratocaster Rare Vintage Lake Placid Blue E Serial 66802. This is a 1984-87 E Series serial Fender Stratocaster made in Japan in Lake Placid Blue finish. It looks great with the blue finish and pearloid pickguard.
The neck has micro-tilt adjustment, and a very dark, rich rosewood fingerboard. Small headstock and Gotoh tuners branded Fender Japan. At one point this had a tremolo with a locking nut, but that was removed in favor of a standard vintage style trem setup.
The guitar plays well up and down the neck and it sounds great. Very nice weight at 7 pounds, 7 ounces. There is playing wear mostly around the edges (see pics) and I'd call it 7/10 condition. Someone painted the fret markers on the edge of the neck white. Frets are in pretty good shape with some mild flattening and light grooving on the first three frets.
No case or tremolo bar. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing. NOTE: I have taken several pictures as I took apart and cleaned the guitar so prospective buyers can see the neck pocket, pickups, and electronics. It is sometimes hard to tell what is original on these 30-plus-year-old Japanese guitars, as Fender Japan was notorious for mixing and matching parts.
It has CTS pots and someone lined the cavities with copper shielding. Full setup, cleaning, and new strings. You must have a physical address and signature is required. All setups are done by our in-house luthier. Setup includes new strings (9s or 10s depending on what the nut is cut for), overall polish, cleaning any gunk off fingerboard, oiling neck, and polishing frets when necessary.We spray out any pots that are noisy, turn the truss rod (if necessary) and set string height at low-to-medium action depending on string buzz present. You may need to get it set to your particular needs by your personal luthier. Basses get the same treatment minus the string change. I use quality boxes, thick bubble wrap, and peanuts to pack guitars. I have been doing this 10 years and know how to pack well--with or without a hard case. I wrote a detailed story with photos on how I pack a guitar, which you can find on my StillKickinMusic site blog. How to Pack a Guitar you will find it. _gsrx_vers_856 GS 7.0.20 (856). The item "Fender 1984-87 MIJ 60s Stratocaster Vintage Japan Blue E Serial Strat 66802" is in sale since Sunday, December 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Guitars & Basses\Electric Guitars". The seller is "stillkickinmusic" and is located in Culver City, California. This item can be shipped to United States, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Canada, Australia.