Japanese JV Modified Series—Fender's Throwback to the 1980s
Fender has unveiled a "commemorative" edition of guitars in its new JV Modified Series, a throwback to older, now again sought-after Japanese-made instruments from the first half of the 1980s. The models, based on early American production, include versions of the Fender JV Modified '50s Stratocaster, JV Modified '60s Stratocaster, JV Modified '50s Telecaster and JV Modified '60s Custom Telecaster. The product line honours the basic concept of its vintage predecessors, however, it also adds some modern features.
The unifying features of this collection are limewood bodies, maple necks with Thick-V or Thick Soft-V profiles, maple fretboards (with the exception of the Telecaster Custom's rosewood fretboard) with a radius of 9.5 inches, 21 medium jumbo frets, a 42 mm wide bone nut, locking vintage tuning pegs, a final coat of urethane lacquer, 25.5-inch scale length and hardware with a nickel-chrome finish.
Basic specifications of Fender JV Modified Series models:
Fender JV Modified '60s Stratocaster – 3 x Fender Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat, Master Volume, Tone 1, Tone 2 with push/pull neck pickup activation, five-position switch, Synchronized Tremolo with bent steel saddles, a large headstock. Colour: Olympic White + three-ply parchment pickguard
Fender JV Modified '50s Stratocaster HSS – 1 x Fender Hot Vintage Alnico humbucker + 2 x Vintage-Style Single-Coil Strat, Master Volume, Tone 1, Tone 2 with push/pull humbucker coil splitter, five-position switch, Synchronized Tremolo with bent steel saddles, a small headstock. Colour: Two-Color Sunburst + single-ply parchment pickguard
Fender JV Modified '50s Telecaster – 2 x Fender Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele, Master Volume + Tone, four-position switch (bridge, bridge + neck in parallel, neck, bridge + neck in series), 3 brass barrel saddle bridge. Color: White Blonde + golden aluminium pickguard
Fender JV Modified '60s Custom Telecaster – 2 x Fender Vintage-Style Single-Coil Tele, Master Volume + Tone with push/pull switch for phase rotation, four-position switch (bridge, bridge + neck in parallel, neck, bridge + neck in series), 3 brass barrel saddle bridge, body edge trims. Color: Firemist Gold + golden aluminium pickguard
Official prices for individual models of the Fender JV Modified Series collection are at around EUR 1400. A luxury padded gig bag is included.
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