White Rosewood fingerboard Dimarzio single humbucker H Kahler Spyder Original two knobs and a split toggle switch Silver brushed Strat with Magenta underline on headstock E851XXX I'm the original owner, not sure but bought it new around '87 - '88 at the Guitar Center in Lawndale, CA. It's in excellent like new condition.
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Year: 1989 Serial: H952051 Color: Cherry red (re-painted) Pickup config: H/S/S Rosewood fretboard Bridge: Kahler Spyder Owner's name : Giuseppe Misc. : first color maybe was pink, bridge pickup replaced with custom Marco Pontillo handmade. Bought from a local vintage store
Does anyone have any info on my previously posted HM? That is two of us recently who cannot find any information about a serial.
Thanks and Rock!
The Fender.com site have some general info about Fender Japan serial numbers but is just for guideline because the serial numbers the Japanese manufacturers use are not consistent and not orderly.
In the Fender website go to Support, then click Product Dating, then click on Japanese Instruments Product Dating, I will include a direct link below of the list of Japanese instruments serial numbers.
For example my HM with a single humbucker DiMarzio pickup serial number is E851XXX looking at Fender's list it could be made from 1984 up to 1987, and from other sources they said my particular HM was made around '87 to '88.
I bought mine new probably in '87 or early '88, also some sites was saying that my single humbucker version HM was made first so I would assume it was made in '87, and my version was only totally made in Japan, not at all even assembled in USA.
The other versions of HM like HSS, HH, also with the special Lace sensor pickups model I was told are all assembled in Corona, CA USA using Japanese made parts starting in as early as 1986 to 1987 and after then.
Hope this help, and if there are wrong info that I stated please correct me with reliable sources, thanks.
Post by carlos5759 on Jul 29, 2016 22:32:05 GMT -5
Color: White S/N: E841634 Pickups: single humbucker Controls: 1 volume, 1 tone + split coil switch (all controls and switch are black) Logo: Large Strat logo Year: 1988; Japan Fretboard: Rosewood; 24 frets; dot inlay Bridge: Kahler Spyder (black)
Color: Black S/N: C037574 Pickups: Controls: 1 volume, 2 tone + split coil switch (3 controls are black split coil switch is silver) Logo: Large Strat logo Year: 1989?; USA Fretboard: Maple; 24 frets; dot inlay Bridge: Fender (black)
Year: 1989 Serial No.: E908707 Fingerboard: Maple Tremelo: Kahler Spyder (replaced with Floyd Rose for now while finding replacement for Kahler) Configuration: HSS (Single coils original, Humbucker replaced with Bill Lawrence) Color: Black Owner: David S.
All original and in pristine condition since I'm the original owner and I tried to learn how to play very briefly and gave up, so it sits in it's gig bag and has since new. Hopefully one of my three kids will learn how to play this piece of musical art.
A coworker of mine played it once about 20 years ago and said it was the best sounding guitar he had ever heard.
I took it out last week and for giggles, took my daughters digital tuner for her violin and checked to see how far out of tune it had gotten. It was almost dead on yet...amazing.
I was very happy to find this forum, and to find so many others that love these guitars.