The Twelfth Fret ~ Since 1977 ~

Bullet Truss Rod

Fender Stratocaster Pink Paisley MIJ, 1987

Fender Stratocaster Pink Paisley MIJ, 1987

Here’s something special! Not a reissue but an original, the Fender Stratocaster Pink Paisley was built in Japan from 1985 to 1987 while Fender had no guitar production in the USA. The Fender Stratocaster Pink Paisley model was unique to this era though during 1968, Fender built a Paisley Telecaster. The finish uses a foil layer on top of the body wood and covered with a polyester sunburst layer. This Fender Stratocaster Pink Paisley model dates to 1987 and was built for Fender Japan by Fuji-Gen at Matsumoto, Nagano. It’s in good clean condition though it has definitely been played, as evidenced by the fingerboard wear.

Vintage
Price: $2,150.00 CAD
MORE

❌SOLD❌ Fender 72 Reissue Stratocaster Made in Japan Natural, 1994

❌SOLD❌ Fender 72 Reissue Stratocaster Made in Japan Natural, 1994

Here’s a Fender 72 Reissue Stratocaster in Natural finish, built during 1994 for Fender Japan by Fuji-Gen at Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture. This is not a Squier model, but a Fender branded Strat intended for sale in the Japanese market. Fender Japan began in 1982 as a joint venture between Fender (then under CBS ownership), Yamano Gakki (distributor of Fender and Gibson products) and Kanda Shokai (another prominent Japanese distributor) and lasted until 2015.

Used
Price: $1,000.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

MORE

❌SOLD❌ Fender American Vintage ’72 Telecaster Custom Reissue Sunburst, 2012

❌SOLD❌ Fender American Vintage '72 Telecaster Custom Reissue Sunburst, 2012

The Fender American Vintage 72 Telecaster recreates a version of the Telecaster built from 1972 to 1981, a major change from the Tele Custom introduced in 1959. For 1959 with the introduction of Rosewood fingerboards, Fender introduced an ‘upmarket’ Telecaster Custom, with the new Rosewood board and a body with binding around the top and back. The rest of the guitar was standard Telecaster. However, by 1972, Fender Marketing was feeling pressured because of its close association with thin and bright single coil pickups, while Gibson was almost synonymous with fat sounding humbuckers.

Used
Price: $2,000.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

MORE

❌SOLD❌ Fender Stratocaster Trans Red Maple Neck, 1979

❌SOLD❌ Fender Stratocaster Trans Red Maple Neck, 1979

Here’s a Fender Stratocaster Trans Red with Maple Neck, built during the CBS in Fullerton, California, in good clean condition and a fairly rare colour. If you count the Broadcaster/Telecaster and Esquire as one basic design and the revolutionary 1952 Precision Bass as another, the Stratocaster was Leo Fender’s third complete Spanish style guitar design, though he also built a number of Hawaiian or Steel guitar models. Immediately successful, the Strat has stayed in production since its 1954 introduction.

Vintage
Price: $1,700.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

MORE

❌SOLD❌ Fender Stratocaster Natural, 1973

❌SOLD❌  Fender Stratocaster Natural, 1973

Here is a Fender Stratocaster Natural, built during 1973 in Fullerton, California and demonstrating a number of the guitar trends of the late 1970s and early 1980s.  Most visible is the replacement of the original three-position switch with a trio of 3-position toggle switches, offering all pickup combinations (including none) and phase reversals. These are mounted to a small piece of shaped pickguard plastic. The original plastic control knobs have been replaced with Telecaster knobs.

Vintage
Price: $1,799.99 CAD

This instrument has sold

MORE

❌SOLD❌ Fender Jazz Bass 1975 Reissue Natural, 2001

❌SOLD❌  Fender Jazz Bass 1975 Reissue Natural, 2001

The Fender Jazz Bass used the same proven Fender construction, with an Alder or Ash body and bolt on Maple neck. At 1960, Fender was learning how to add Rosewood fingerboards to their necks, and this was partly to win Gibson players over. The Jazz Bass had the new ‘offset’ body style, and a pair of single coil pickups. The earliest models used two concentric pots, each controlling volume and tone for one pickup. This soon gave way to the modern layout, of two volumes and one master tone control.

Used
Price: $1,250.00 CAD

This instrument has sold

MORE

THE TWELFTH FRET

Guitarists’ Pro Shop
2132 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Ontario  M4C 1J9 CANADA
○ Sales: +416•423•2132
○ Service: +416•423•1554
Email

STAY CONNECTED