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While a "CRAFTED" In Japan guitar with a serial number starting with the letter "A" would have been made in 1997 or 1998.

The Fender Japan serial numbering system is - on the face of it - a little more complex than the Fender USA system.

The Fender Contemporary Telecaster models used the same tremolo systems as the Fender Contemporary Stratocaster models.

bridge in terms of intonation and string height adjustments.

The Contemporary models that use a TBX tone control use 500 kΩ volume pots and use 0.022 µF tone capacitors.The System I tremolo system uses a behind the nut string locking mechanism and was manufactured by Gotoh.The System II and System III bridges have individual string height and individual string intonation adjustments.But in the past, as we have already seen, the USA system has served only as a good starting point when dating a Fender USA instrument.I have found the Fender Japan serial numbering system considerably more reliable (although, not perfect) for dating instruments... It was decided that the first serial numbers issued by Fender Japan would begin with the letters "JV." The JV was followed by 5 digits which have nothing to do with dating the guitar.

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