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Fender 80s MIJ Strat, rare color and hardware

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Fender 80s MIJ Strat, rare color and hardware

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Beautiful and uncommon color with the Schaller System 2 bridge and lever-locking nut


Fender Contemporary Stratocaster (E series serial number – Made in Japan), Burnt Copper with black pickguard, Rosewood fretboard, Schaller system 2 bridge and lever locking nut, 1985, excellent condition (90 out of 100), with tweed G&G hard case.

The West German made Schaller bridges on the E series contemporary guitars have helped move these guitars upward in price. The rarest Strat models have the lever locking nut (as this one does), which are vastly superior to the locking nuts (Floyd Rose) which require an allen wrench to operate.

Here's a note from the tech who set this one up for me:

"The adjustment for the spring tension on the Contemporary is an allen screw located beside the lower strap nut. Be sure to use the exact right size allen wrench. Counterclockwise tightens the springs. Clockwise loosens the springs. I took the pickguard off, removed the bridge and lubricated this screw mechanism today so I would be sure it was working properly (you will need to loosen these springs if you wish to remove the bridge). This bridge takes a small diameter, snap-in tremelo bar (not hard to find) - I had 9 extra snap-in bars and all were the larger diameter; so I quickly made a small diameter from a small diameter screw-in bar, not as pretty when out of the guitar, but it works and stays in. This tremelo does not lock; the screw top on the tremelo bar insert hole is solely to allow you to tighten the barrel mount for the trem bar."
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