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Elkhunt58



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Jan 13th, 2018 04:37 PM        

Today I bought a 1984-87 E-Series MIJ strat. It's rocket red (I think), has a real nice Fender Series 1 Tremolo, rosewood fretboard. Came with the original case. Plays nicely, but will get new strings ASAP. Any others out there? Ballpark value?



Peegoo

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Jan 14th, 2018 12:01 AM        

In primo shape, $400-$450.<br /> <br /> That System 1 vibrato is not one of Fender's best moments, so it's not really sought after. In general terms though, the build quality of the MIJ Squiers is pretty good.<br /> <br /> Get it professionally set up and it will play really well. Be gentle on the vibrato's fine tuners. The steel screws tend to strip out the threaded holes.



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Jan 26th, 2018 01:45 PM        

I own a Fender MIJ '86 Strat w/ System 1 that I bought new in '86 (my first 'real' electric) and I love it. The system 1, while a bit "busy", is pretty easy to get used to and very precise. Mine has a locking nut too which makes keeping guitar in tune a breeze. Peegoo's right - the fine tuning screws are a bit delicate and usually the first to go. Mine are, thankfully, still present and in good shape.<br /> Enjoy!



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