Fender Made in Japan – New and Used Guitars

Fender Made in Japan (MIJ) guitars hold a special place in the hearts of guitar enthusiasts, renowned for their exceptional craftsmanship, attention to detail, and unique features. Crafted in Japan since the early ’80s, these guitars have gained a reputation for offering high-quality builds that rival their American counterparts, making them prized instruments in the Fender lineup. If you are looking for something a little cheaper – but equally cool – try the Fender Made in Mexico range.

MIJ Guitars on the Market 🎸

A small selection of new and used Fender MIJ guitars on the market today. We have used the latest filtering technology to provide some of the best guitars from various sellers. To browse all the Made in Japan Fender guitars available today click the green button at the end of these listings to go directly to eBay* for a FILTERED selection.

£1,099.00 (Used)
£1,099.00 (Used)

Fender Made in Japan ST-57 Stratocaster w/ Upgrades (Black), Pre-owned. This guitar is available now for £1,099.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this instrument has been listed as Used. This guitar is being sold by a s…

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£495.00 (Used)
£495.00 (Used)

Vintage 1980’s Fender Stratocaster E Series Strat Japan White MIJ. This guitar is available now for £495.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this instrument has been listed as Used. This guitar is being sold by a se…

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£1,495.00 (Used)
£1,495.00 (Used)

fender telecaster Custom Made In Japan Ocean Turquoise With Binding. This guitar is available now for £1,495.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this instrument has been listed as Used. This guitar is being sold by a sell…

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£950.00 (Used)
£950.00 (Used)

Fender Jazzmaster MIJ 1996 Sunburst. This guitar is available now for £950.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this instrument has been listed as Used. This guitar is being sold by a seller with the user name jimmyjones10…

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All the guitars shown below were discovered on eBay. From left to right we have: a Fender Made In Japan Limited Hybrid II Jazzmaster Noir with locking tuners SOLD for £800 – a Fender ST-54 Stratocaster Reissue MIJ – 1996 selling for £1,080 and finally a Fender Strat 1991 Made In Japan Reissue ST-54 Candy Apple Red selling for £700

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Legendary Musicians Favourite

Famous musicians have gravitated towards Fender MIJ guitars, contributing to their popularity and credibility. Kurt Cobain, the iconic frontman of Nirvana, was notably associated with the Fender Mustang MIJ model, showcasing the reliability and distinct tonal characteristics of Japanese-made Fenders. Additionally, renowned artists like J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. have been avid users of MIJ Jazzmasters, solidifying the model’s status as a go-to for alternative and indie rock players.

MIJ Popular models

Among the popular model variants crafted in Japan, the Fender Traditional Series has gained acclaim for its faithful reproductions of classic designs. The ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s Stratocaster and Telecaster models capture the essence of those respective eras, offering players authentic vintage tones and aesthetics. The MIJ hybrid models, blending vintage features with modern enhancements, provide a contemporary twist on classic designs.

Identifying a Genuine MIJ

To identify a genuine Fender Made in Japan model, several indicators can be checked. The headstock typically displays a “Made in Japan” or “Crafted in Japan” stamp. The serial number, found on the headstock or neck plate, often begins with a letter followed by a sequence of numbers. For example, “JV” at the beginning of the serial number indicates a guitar produced in the early ’80s during the vintage reissue era.

Inspecting the craftsmanship, hardware, and components can provide additional clues. MIJ Fenders are known for meticulous attention to detail, high-quality finishes, and precise construction. However, it’s crucial to exercise caution when considering second-hand purchases. Counterfeit instruments or guitars with replaced necks and parts can occasionally circulate in the market.

Consider an Authorised Specialist

Buying from reputable dealers or sellers who can provide documentation and authentication is advisable. Additionally, researching specific model characteristics, consulting Fender’s official resources, and seeking input from knowledgeable communities can enhance the buyer’s confidence in determining the authenticity of a Fender Made in Japan guitar. Ultimately, Fender MIJ guitars continue to be treasured by players for their craftsmanship, unique features, and the undeniable charm of their Japanese heritage.

More Fender MIJ for Sale 🎸

Our final selection of new and second hand Fender MIJ guitars for sale today. To browse all the Made in Japan guitars available today click the green button at the end of these listings to go directly to eBay* for a FILTERED selection.

£950.00 (Used)
£950.00 (Used)

Fender Jaguar JG66 – Sunburst – 2007 – Made In Japan – FujiGen – Hardcase -. This guitar is available now for £950.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this instrument has been listed as Used.…

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£500.00 (For parts or not working)
£500.00 (For parts or not working)

Fender Jaguar MIJ/CIJ Partscaster Seymour Duncan Widdershins Shoegaze Project. This guitar is available now for £500.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this instrument has been listed as For parts or not working. This gu…

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£650.00 (Used)
£650.00 (Used)

Fender ’64 Reissue 2009 Made in Japan Strat – Custom Relic / Aged. This guitar is available now for £650.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this instrument has been listed as Used. This guitar is being sold b…

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£550.00 (Used)
£550.00 (Used)

Fender MIJ Japanese Telecaster 1995/96 TL-520M Sunburst Needs Attention. This guitar is available now for £550.00. The seller is located in GB. The condition of this instrument has been listed as Used. This guitar is being sold by a se…

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Authorised Dealer Price Check 🔎

Before spending hundreds, possibly thousands, on a second hand Fender guitar we recommend checking prices of a brand new Fender. Gear4Music is an authorised Fender dealer with a huge range of guitars in stock and expert staff on hand. Knowing the price of a new guitar has several advantages a) you won’t overpay for a used instrument b) it protects buyers from fakes – unfortunately there are counterfeit Fenders on the market c) the buyer has the backup and support of an Authorised Fender UK Dealer

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