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1990 Fender Stratocaster STR640 Pro-Feel Series Black w/ Floyd Rose, Japan MIJ Fujigen

$1,499.99

+ shipping

Up for sale, a 1990 Fender STR640 Pro-Feel Series Stratocaster in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Part of the short-lived, upper-tiered Pro-Feel series, this rare STR640 model was expertly crafted at the Fujigen factory and designed only to be sold to the Japanese domestic market. With a poplar body, gold hardware, Floyd Rose Licensed tremolo, contoured neck heel, and HSS pickup array, this guitar sits comfortably in the Super Strat category. The guitar has a smooth, balanced sound that translates well through the HSS pickup complement. The stock ceramic magnet Hotrod-7S single coils in the neck and middle positions have oversized poles similar to a Duncan Quarter Pounder, offering plenty of sparkle and cut with more authority and punch than alnico magnets, while the Dragster humbucker in the bridge position is designed for higher gain with a cutting, powerful sound. The guitar weighs 8lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with fast action, spot-on intonation, and 10-46 strings.

The maple neck has a slender rounded C profile with modest shoulder and an effortless, fast feel in every register, measuring .815" deep at the 1st fret and .890" at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard features a riff-friendly 12" radius and original jumbo fretwire. The frets have their full factory height and plenty of meat, showing light wear under the plain strings on the crowns of frets 1-10, and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The guitar plays well up the 25 1/2" scale with a straight neck and optimally adjusted truss rod. The locking nut measures 1 5/8" in width, and the headstock is fitted with a gold string retainer bar and the original Gotoh tuning machines. The "Made in Japan" text and I-prefix serial number are present just above the contoured four-bolt neck plate.

All of the electronics function as intended, with a five-way selector switch and Master Volume and Tone controls governing the HSS pickup array. The original full-size Japanese pots date to 1990, capped with black knobs. The Ex-Trem Floyd Rose Licensed tremolo comes complete with the original arm, actuating easily for deep divebombs or more subtle expressive work. The gold plating shows some patina across the saddles and on the vibrato arm, and cosmetic wear is limited to scuffing in the pick path and some scattered minor marks and light finish scratches on the body as a whole. The neck profile gloss finish has natural palm wear through the gloss on the profile shoulders, and just a few minor marks on the profile length.

A gigbag is included.