Hey guys, my first post here. I have two Fender HM Strats, both made in Japan according to the info I got from this site. Here they are.
I just received this one in the mail yesterday. Almost original condition, only the knobs have been changed. Neck is perfect, which is the important thing, and the Kahler is like new.
This is the other one I own, not the original colour. It was actually the same colour as the first one, but due to some major dings in the paint caused by the original owner, I rather naively got it painted black. The guy who painted it ripped me off and stole the original Dimarzio in it and replaced it with some cheap Chinese pickup. Had to switch to a Duncan Invader instead, sounds pretty good in the body.
Amazing guitars, I'm so happy I could get another one.
Post by guitarjesus on Feb 23, 2017 16:36:04 GMT -5
I bought this Strat for my birthday last year, only $280! Red finish, black lifeguard, HSH pickups, with a rare Floyd Pro for these (at least it would seem). Serial J028279
Then I have 2 80's models. Both are in pieces, I bought an 89 neck and body off ebay, never got them pieced together. It's a HSS model with a Kahler Spyder route. Serial E916154.
The other is an 89 model that I butchered as a kid. It was perfect, put a sticker on it, which peeled the thick poly cleat coat off. Thought I'd paint it, a disaster. Kahler Spyder? Floyd's were cool so I butchered it again for a Floyd route. One humbucker not good enough? Route the neck position for a hot rails. Hot rails not good enough? Put in a Dimarzio Tone Zone neck (which I liked), and an EKG in the bridge). Kahler lock nut not good enough? Put a Floyd R2 on the neck, drilling through the neck to mount like a Floyd. Yeah, Jeff was REALLY smart as a 12 year old. Serial E920388
Hi, just joined and contributing info as I dig this out of my basement:
SS# E834177 Purchased '88 I think, Hutchinson, KS ($599)? HSS with Spyder Tremolo Originally Ice Blue.
So...My first guitar, I played this heavily in my room as a teenager then went on to music school and pursued a career as tuba in the The U.S. Army Band, Washington D.C. 30 years later I want to resurrect it. As you can see, I immediately did a "custom" paint job. I don't want to use it but don't want to destroy it so:
I just recently found a body on ebay, black (repainted). It fits but the body but is significantly thicker/heavier than my stock body. I think I was very lucky to find the body but my question is:
Why is this used replacement body so much thicker than my original-does anyone have info to it's origins? It will work well and certainly is a HM strat body. Thank you and again, great forum to have!
Sean L. 1988, H/S/S, Rosewood Fingerboard, Kahler. All stock incl. electronics, tuners etc.
S/N E834361 Color; Currently it is deep (but bright) orange. Not sure if Fender did a Orange paintjob. No signs of a refin or paintjob. Might be a Flash Pink or Pink Salmon, there is a slight hint of light pink in control cavity screw area.
1988, E842337, White, H/S/S, Rosewood, Kahler, Stephen Mayer, I purchased new in 1988. Of special note is that the color of the line under the Strat Logo on the head is raspberry and not white for some reason. I had heard that the body color and color of the logo line were supposed to match.
Post by stratznhatz on Mar 21, 2020 17:12:13 GMT -5
Cool that you've owned it since '91. I got mine only around 8 years ago although im old enough to remember them when they were new! Having said that I've only ever seen 1 other HM strat in the flesh that was owned by another local player back in the day (awesome player too!). They were always a bit of a rarity in the UK it seems. Wish they were $180 now ha ha!