These instruments have sometimes been stamped "MADE IN JAPAN", and sometimes "CRAFTED IN JAPAN", seemingly for marketing reasons alone. Have you tried this -. $1,491.29. Am also looking at a Gibson Les Paul Special. Fender Crafted in Japan non export 70's reissue Precision £700 Darlington By karlfer, October 7 in Basses For Sale. 2624 Views58 Watchers Learn more about Fender electric basses. 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. Thanks anyway****. 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. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Fender Jaguar Crafted in Japan at the best online prices at eBay! Seems my advert is in Huttese, as folk don't understand it. 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. I plugged this in last night, nothing! 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! Are you considering trades for anything short scale? As ever, none come up for a long time, then there's 3 in a few months. Thease early Squires are essentially the same Fender guitars the factory was making, but with a different headstock decal. 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! Now that surprises me Karl - I thought you loved all the greens! This era brought about some fairly well respected models like the "contemporary" Strat. It is in excellent condition and plays beautifully with amazing tones from fender Japan ST single coil pick ups. It'd be money your way but am looking to trade my 90s Squier MusicMaster. This is a Fender ’72 Reissue Thinline Telecaster in Natural Ash. Fender Crafted in Japan non export 70's reissue Precision. Try another lead Karl. Definative Answer: Should I wrap my strings around the tailpiece on my tune-o-matic style bridge? 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. Absolutely Steve, I have never played a MIJ Fender Precision that was anything other than great. I certainly can't say the same for MIA or MIM. I don't know, so sold as is, not working. 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. 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. This was a running change, and both “Made in Japan” and “Crafted in Japan” decals appear on instruments from 2007 and 2008. 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. Shortly there after, this plant began to produce the bulk of non-US made Fender and Squire guitars, moving production AWAY from Japan. Warehouse Guitar SpeakersPO Box 352Paducah, KY 42002. Has anybody played them? 2006 Fender Mustang Bass, crafted in japan, in Olympic White. 9lb 3oz, nice low to medium action. 2003 Fender Jazz crafted in Japan Butterscotch blonde, tort pickguard, maple board with inlays. 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. Neck: Maple. 1983:  The "Squire" series begins it's life as a MIJ FujiGen Gakki produced instrument. Copyright © All the good names are taken ltd. They seem to be much more consistent in quality than US  Fenders. It boasts a high level of playability, faithful reproduction, and cost performance. Copyright © All the good names are taken ltd. Basschat Secret Santa - Register by Dec 17th! This is a 2004 made Crafted in Japan (CIJ) '62 Reissue Fender Japan Cherry Red Stratocaster with rosewood neck. Sorry, the only trades I would consider are the two mentioned in the original post. How is Crafted in Japan (Fender Japan; Fender Musical Instruments Corporation) abbreviated? That doesnt include Dollar to Yen conversion which will hit even harder. Every one was bought blind but you can have enough confidence in the build quality to take it for granted (IMHO). 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. The last 2 sold at £750 (reduced from £850) & £925 respectively according to the adverts. While a "CRAFTED" In Japan guitar with a serial number starting with the letter "A" would have been made in 1997 or 1998. Truss Rod: Adjustable. Thank you! There are some scratches and dents. Prefer to sell trade value is higher but could be tempted with straight swap for; Please organise & pay for your own. Cones with nice gear4music Tweed style hardcase. Fender Jaguar Crafted In Japan Serial Number - DOWNLOAD (Mirror #1) Can you explain what that is? I had a crafted in Japan P in oly. 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. 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. Crafted in Japan. CIJ is defined as Crafted in Japan (Fender Japan; Fender Musical Instruments Corporation) frequently. Start new topic; Recommended Posts. Thanks Dunc. Free shipping . © Copyright 2020 Warehouse Guitar Speakers | Terms & Conditions | Legal Disclaimer. Fender ’72 reissue Thinline Telecaster Crafted in Japan in Fender hard case. 2004, alder body, maple neck, rosewood board. Fender 50s Telecaster with Bigsby in the gloss Antique Natural finish over a beautifully grained 3 piece Ash body. Importantly, this one was Crafted in Japan in 1997/98 and comes with the Fender hard shell. Mid 1987:  Fender opens it's factory in Ensenada, Mexico. On the neck the decal says "Crafted in Japan", serial N087515. Once I've spent money on it, it will be withdrawn. Only at this price until Friday evening, when I will have time to start sorting something. There is no problem in performance! 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. Plugged it in again, nothing, pulled it part way out and it started working. 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). Fender Japan JG66 3TS 1997-2000 CRAFTED IN JAPAN Electric Guitar Description. 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. Some FujiGen-made Fender Japan models between 1982 and 1996 have necks made by Atlansia. I have one of those Roasted LE's from last year & that's the same. 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.) Only issue is it is a wee bit noisy to my ears - could be a shielding or grounding issue. There is a light buzzing noise during hard picking. 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 The neck has a beautiful stained maple back and lovely rosewood fingerboard with perfect frets in excellent condition. 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". Lacquered neck. GLWTS matey, Love the colour. “Crafted in Japan”, very vibrant Sea Foam Green finish, rosewood fingerboard, black molded case. It will be sent in a basic gigbag & a Squier bass box. 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'? How Electric Guitar String Gauge Effects Tone: The quick, simple answer. So, it could be a £5 jack or  £5 pot or it could be the pickup is buggered. Best Speaker upgrade for Blackstar HT5 / HT5R (MK1 or MK2), Best Speaker Upgrade For Blackstar HT Club 40. Chip on bass side of neck otherwise very good condition. 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. CIJ stands for Crafted in Japan (Fender Japan; Fender Musical Instruments Corporation). 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. For more on the MADE vs CRAFTED thing, see the Guide I authored titled "MADE In Japan - vs - CRAFTED In Japan Fender Guitar(s)" . Early 1985:  CBS sells Fender to the employee led ownership group headed by Bill Schultz. 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". Age: 51 Messages: 784. Fender "JV" guitars were only made from 1982 to 1984. 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". I'm looking at a 1998 Fender Stratocaster that was crafted in Japan. Powered by Invision Community, Withdrawn. Selling Tips + EXCLUSIVE SHIPPING DISCOUNT INSIDE. Fingerboard: Rosewood. I see a bunch of Squire Strats called "E" series. Hey presto! These early production USA guitars ('87-89) are widely respected as nearly custom-shop level guitars, and are VERY valuable. These instruments have sometimes been stamped "MADE IN JAPAN", and sometimes "CRAFTED IN JAPAN", seemingly for marketing reasons alone. 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? If I didn't have my early China made Squire CV, in a very similar colour, I'd be tempted. It's one of them Kev, it's Daphne Blue but it's sat next to me now, the colour looks darker than the photos & is just touching on the blue green thing. Neck Condition: The 6th string side is straight, but … Fender G&G American Vintage Reissue Black Tolex Stratocaster Telecaster Case. $159.00 + shipping . 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. Opinions on 'Crafted in Japan' Fender Stratocasters. 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. 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. Learn more about Fender electric basses. Accessories: Soft Case(NOT Original). 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). (not to be confused with the less expensive MiM versions) It has everything you’d expect. Made/Crafted in Japan (MIJ/CIJ) Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by patl, Jan 13, 2009. patl Strat-O-Master. Fender Telecaster Custom - Crafted in Japan quantity. Fender Japan MB98-70SD Mustang Bass Crafted in Japan Condition : B+ / Good Condition!!! 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. 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. Anyone who know their facts will tell you that these early Tokai Fenders are truly excellent instruments. I have heard good things about the 1980's models. Fender Telecaster Custom – Crafted in Japan $ 1,275.00. Add to cart. Before I took the bass to bits, I tried another lead. 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. I've not played a bad Fender Japan either. Equilibrium is restored , Borax, that's a downer indeed. These early (83-87) Squire guitars are to this day respected as a very good guitar at a reasonable cost. 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 Sold it on here a number of years ago and still regret doing so. Bugger all. NOW FREE SHIPPING TO 48 CONTIGUOUS UNITED STATES ON ALL ORDERS!!! Thanks. There is no problem in performance!! So is MIJ better than CIJ? $1,656.99. Free delivery for many products! Lovely thing. 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. 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. I know it was obvious about changing the lead but I got confused with mine when it still made a noise at the tip? Not a sausage. By Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. Both are selling for roughly the same price. In very good condition and very nice to play. These guitars were all labeled "MADE IN JAPAN". You always have really sexy basses Karlfer..... 716d2 Electric Guitar Crafted in JAPAN Telecaster Thinline Fender JAPAN Fender. These guitars were all labeled "MADE IN JAPAN". Or this bluer than my monitor is showing...in any event I think it looks great and I bet that's a fast neck. American guitars are once again being produced, and quality is job #1. I've had a number of these basses and they have all been, without exception, terrific instruments. Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution. Early 1987:  Schultz and company open their US production plant in Corona California. These excellent guitars still proudly displayed "MADE IN JAPAN". 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. "Made in Japan" is used on some current Fender Japan models (2007) instead of "Crafted in Japan". Our hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 11am-6pm PST. I bought another guitar here in my travels through Aomori Prefecture. Signing up for our newsletter will keep you informed of promos and speaker giveaways! Joined: Dec 31, 2008 ... you might wanna wait to buy... 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