Made In Japan in the years 1993-94 (Serial number N + 6 digits). Start a new edition of 1968 is not for export. Alder body (alder body), maple neck with button reported. She got home three Custom Shop Texas Special pickups (red sticker stuck under the pickguard). It's three years before the time the model released by Fender Tribute USA with a few exceptions: the logo is glued upside down on his head and marks on the edge of the handle are on the wrong side, intended to be read by a right-handed player.
Maple lacquered handle is very nice. The access to acute course, is not facilitated by the left table! You also lose the comfort of the Body Contour. The weight is light: 3.5 kg approx. It must be high for the forearm will not disrupt the tone & volume.
It is quite suitable for playing Blues / Rock. I prefer the sound of the Fender 57/62 pickups with Texas Specials that équippent yet SRV.
I use it for 2 years. I wanted an '68 Japanese Start laughed like Hendrix at Woodstock. I came across this one, I thought I would have trouble finding Hendrix + it for the price I set! It cost me € 555 with the transmission from Japan. There are no complaints.