Used Electric Guitars
Fender: KAHLER STRAT(Item ID: KAHLER STRAT Serial#: E913706)
C. 1987 Made in Japan (MIJ) Stratocaster with Kahler Spyder Tremolo
During their transition into a new facility beginning in 1984, Fender went through a period of relatively low domestic output when they were subsequently forced to rely more heavily on Japanese imports to meet demand. As evidenced by the rise in popularity of Japanese brands during the 70’s and 80’s, the FujiGen Gakki-made Fenders were exceptionally well-made. At least one account states that when the first shipments of these guitars arrived at Fender, some builders actually cried when confronted with a Japanese standard of quality that had yet to be achieved in American production. Regardless of the veracity of such a story, the quality of this guitar’s construction and performance is self-evident, as it could certainly hold its own against any Strat made today.
Obviously the Kahler floating tremolo system is one of this guitar’s more distinctive features. Though perhaps not everyone’s cup of tea, the Kahler tremolo does make this Strat a great value for anyone in need of a dive-bombing shredder guitar as it has proven to be one of the most dependable of the floating systems. And, while the addition of the Kahler Spyder undoubtedly adds a bit of weight to an instrument, this guitar is a very manageable 8.7 lbs that remains physically well-balanced.
Though the guitar is used, it shows signs of only light use after 30 years of use. This wear includes various minor dings and some very shallow belt rash on the back (mostly on the bass side). All in all, the guitar is in great cosmetic condition. Structurally, the guitar has no issues to report; and, like all guitars we sell, it has been thoroughly evaluated and professionally setup in our repair shop.
Features and Specs:
* Alder Body
* Black Finish
* 1 11/16" Nut Width
* Maple Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard
* White Fingerboard Markers
* 3-ply White Pickguard
* Chrome Knurled Control Knobs
* 3 Single Coil Pickups w/5-Way Switch
* Kahler Spyder Floating Tremolo w/Lockin Nut (TREMOLO ARM INCLUDED!!!)
* Chrome Gotoh 6-in-a-line Tuning Machines
* 8.7 lbs
* Setup with D’Addario EXL110s (.010” - .046”)
This guitar includes its original molded hardshell case. (used)
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