hi,i have 88 hm strat in raspberry color with kahler spyder dimarzio super 3 in bridge and 2 single coils. 24 frets rosewood fingerboard. i am interested in buying a new amp and recomended messa boogie and peavey. can you tell me what tube amp is best for my strat.
HELLO. I COULD USE SOME HELP. i BOUGHT NEW BACK IN 91 OR 92 A FENDER HM STRAT. ITS BLACK WITH GOLD MARBLE. ONE SUPER 3. AND TWO SINGLE COILS. ONE VOLUME KNOB AND ONE TONE KNOB( THATS IT) AND A FIVE WAY SWITCH. AN ' ORIGINAL' FLOYD ROSE TREM. HAS STENCIL LOGO. IT SAYS MADE IN JAPAN AT BASE OF NECK IN BACK. WITH SERIAL NUMBER I007680 ON THE BASE OF THE NECK AS WELL. MY CONFUSION IS WEATHER THIS IS A U.S. OF JAPANESE GUITAR. ALOT OF THE INFO IS CONTRADICS ITSELF. IE. STENCIL LOGO(MIA) BUT MY KNOB CONFIGURATION AND PICKUP CONFIG. DNT MATCH WHAT YOUR LIT SAYS. HELP PLEASE
I would guess it's one of the first ones made in the USA. For awhile, Fender was using up parts shipped over from the Japanese plant (FujiGen) when Fender moved production back to America. The neck was likely made in Japan, headstock painted here.
From what I've heard recently, the differences are - better wood from USA Fenders of that period, but better workmanship on the Japanese made guitars.
"Jimi would be playing an HM Strat if he were still alive." Bob @ Genesis Recording Studios.
New to the forum. Came from the other old forum. You know the "forum ignorum". Just kidding. Here is a little eye candy for everyone. I currently own 6 HMs, 3 HM Ultras, 1 HMT Tele, 1 HMT Acoustic/Electric Bass, & 1 HM Bass. Some are shown below. There is a Custom Shop Setneck Floyd Rose on the left and a PRS 20th Anniversary Brazillian Artist Quilt Top on the right as well. Here is a HM Pamphlet from 1989 too. Nice to see someone has put together a forum/website dedicated to this much maligned Fender model.
Hello everyone. My name is Doug. I have a 1991 HM Strat. Blue w/ black marbling through it, 22 fret, FR PRO. Still have the pamplets, wrenches and warranty card. I bought it used from the original purchaser. It does have Made in Japan on the neck, but listed in the owners pamplet as USA HM Stratocaster.It was never gigged with and overall in very good condition, Bought it on a whim but must admit I never really play it. I have some pics and thought y'all may like to see it. So I'll give it a try.