Fender Strat Electric Guitar Japan Hrr Early 90’s

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Fender Strat Electric Guitar Japan Hrr Early 90’s

Fender Strat Electric Guitar Japan

HRR EARLY 90’S

(Hot Rod Reissue)

 Black

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Guitar is in excellent condition, and comes with Floyd RoseTremolo Bar, Guitar Cord, Fender Strap and Fender USA Hardshell Case.  I purchased this guitar Used in 1999 from Mars Guitar in Atlanta, GA. It has been kept in a smoke free environment, never gigged or even left my house since I purchased it.  The Strat has had very little play over the years.  It’s an awesome looking guitar.  It is a beautiful glossy black color with no scratches and only a couple very small dings.  My internet research indicates these guitars were made during the time just after CBS sold Fender  to a group of buyers and retooling was taking place in the US. The story as I’ve heard it is that the HHR’s were so good they rivaled the more expensive Fender Stratocaster Floyd Rose Classic (Made in the U.S. model) so they were discontinued.  Fender Japan then manufactured the Floyd Rose Squier with the Floyd Rose II and only 21 frets.

Specs:

 11 screw laminated pickguard 

1x DiMarzio humbucker  with coil split on the middle tone knob

 2x single coils.

Maple neck with 22 fret maple fingerboard.

Truss rod adjuster at nut end of neck

Single bar string guide and locking nut.

Original Floyd Rose vibrato unit.

 Radius neck plate that says Fender USA

The middle knob is a coil tap for the humbucker.  Pull the knob out and the humbucker becomes a single coil pickup.

 

It looks like someone, before I purchased it, erased the Made- In-Japan that should be in the back of the neck near the neckplate. The serial number is difficult to read but you can easily read L035 indicating that it was produced in the “Fuji-gen Plant (for Fender Japan), Japan in the year(s) 1991-1992”.

 

Some information from the internet:

 

The HHR was produced from 1990 to 1995 and, as the name suggests, intended to be a souped up version of the 50's and 60's reissue Stratocaster.  They were available in Black, Olympic White, Red, Sonic Blue, Three Tone Sunburst and Two Tone Sunburst.

 

 

Serial Number Information

Serial Number

Approx  Date of Manufacture

"Made in Japan" followed by:

JV + 5 digits

1982 – 1984

SQ +    "

1983 – 1984

E + 6 digits

1984 – 1989

A +     "

1985 – 1986

B +     "

1985 – 1986

C +     "

1985 – 1986

F +     "

1986 – 1987

G +     "

1987  - 1988

H +     "

1988 – 1989

 I +     "

1989 – 1990

J +     "

1989 – 1990

K +     "

1990 – 1991

L +     "

1991 – 1992

M +     "

1992 – 1993

N +     "

1993 – 1994

O +     "

1993 - 1994

P +     "

1993 – 1994

Q +     "

1993 – 1994

S +     "

1994 - 1995

T +     "

1994 - 1995

U +     "

1995 - 1996

V +     "

1996 – 1997

 

 

Not sure which model you have or how to tell one from another?

 The table below might help. I've broken the model range down into 10 types and listed a few defining features of each type. It is far from foolproof or comprehensive but, if you've got a rosewood fretboard Strat with a 1 x ply pickguard you can see from the table below that it's almost certainly a Standard model. If your Strat has a maple neck and a 1 x ply pickguard it could be either a Standard or a 50's Reissue.

 

Model

P/guard

P/ups

Fretboard

Frets

Tremolo

Locknut

Standard

1 or 3 x ply

3 x s/c

either

21

Classic 

No

50's Reissue

 1 x ply

"

maple

"

"

"

62 Reissue

3 x ply

"

rosewood

"

"

"

68 Reissue

"

"

maple

"

"

"

72 Reissue

"

"

either

21

"

"

HM

None

hum'r & s/c

either

22

Kahler

Yes

Hot Rod RI

 

"

"

22

Floyd Rose

"

Contemporary

3 x ply*

"

"

22

Kahler

"

 " " Standard 22 

3 x ply

3 x s/c

"

22

Classic

"

Signature

Different specifications depending upon model