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1985 Fender Boxer Series Stratocaster ST-556 Torino Red 100% Original, Japan MIJ Fujgen


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Up for sale, a 1985 Fender Boxer Series Stratocaster model ST-556 in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. Produced at the Fujigen factory during the golden age of Fender Japan production, this “Made in Japan” Boxer Series ST-556 is perfectly tailored for the “Superstrat” crowd, featuring a shred-ready SSH pickup configuration and an FS-1 tremolo system.

Tonewoods include a basswood body, maple neck, and slab 22 fret rosewood fretboard, and the SSH pickup set comprises a pair of Fender Japan Hot Rod single coils in the neck and middle positions and a Dragster humbucker at the bridge. The Hot Rods are snappy and smooth, and the Dragster has a throaty richness which responds very well to heavy drive. This Boxer Strat weighs 8lbs 3oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, slinky action, and accurate intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Maple
-Shape: Medium C, modest shoulders, measuring .840” 1st fret, .915” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Rosewood, 9 1/2“ radius
-Frets: Medium jumbo, light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-5
-Scale Length: 25 1/2”
-Nut: 1.675” (42.5mm), graphite, locking nut on headstock
-Tuners: Gotoh
-Serialization: “Made in Japan” text on headstock face, A-prefix serial embossed on four-bolt neck plate

Body Specs:

-Wood: Basswood
-Pickups: Hot Rod single coil x2, Dragster humbucker
-Harness: TBX center detent Tone pot, full-size Japanese pot dates to February, 1985
-Hardware: FS-1 Tremolo System
-Plastics: “F”-capped knobs, one-ply black pickguard

The gloss Torino Red finish exhibits sparse checking, and cosmetic wear includes very limited buckle worming on the back, a cluster of finish scratches on top adjacent to the bridge, and some minor dings on the body as a whole. The neck profile retains its smooth black gloss.

A faux leather padded gigbag is included.