Fender Made in Japan 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.

Fender MIJ Traditional 60s Jazzmaster Olympic White With Blue Competition Stripe
Fender MIJ 60s Jazzmaster Olympic White With Blue Stripe £1,000.00

The Fender MIJ Traditional 60s Jazzmaster Olympic White With Blue Competition Stripe is a highly sought after guitar, known for its distinctive look and unique sound. This particular model is priced at £1,000.00 and is in used conditio…

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Vintage Rare 90s Fender Telecaster TL-354 Made in Japan Monaco Yellow Semi Trans
Fender Telecaster TL-354 Vintage Rare 90s Japan-made Semi Trans Monaco Yellow £750.00

The Fender Telecaster TL-354 Made in Japan Vintage Rare 90s Monaco Yellow Semi Trans is a highly sought-after electric guitar that is sure to turn heads. This specific guitar is used, but in great condition, priced at £750.00. The Fend…

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Fender FSR Japan Traditional II 60's Jaguar Shell Pink w/MH, MIJ, Limited
Limited Fender FSR Japan Traditional II 60’s Jaguar Shell Pink w/MH £1,585.00

This Fender FSR Japan Traditional II 60’s Jaguar in Shell Pink with matching headstock is a limited edition model that has never been used, priced at £1,585.00. Fender’s FSR (Factory Special Run) series offers unique and hi…

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Fender precision bass Lyte MIJ VINTAGE 1990 Made In Japan With Case
1990 Fender Precision Bass Lyte MIJ Vintage w/ Case £425.00

Fender Precision Bass Lyte MIJ VINTAGE 1990 Made In Japan With Case for £425.00. This iconic guitar is part of the renowned Fender Precision Bass collection, known for its high-quality craftsmanship and superior sound. While this parti…

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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.

Fender Mij Limited Traditional II MUSTANG Left-Handed 2024 - Olympic White
Fender Mij Ltd Traditional II Mustang LH 2024 – Olympic White £1,070.50

Introducing the Fender Mij Limited Traditional II MUSTANG Left-Handed 2024 in Olympic White – a brand new guitar priced at £1,070.50. This model is part of Fender’s highly sought after Limited Traditional II collection, kno…

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Fender Electric Guitar Made in Japan ST Stratocaster 1997-2000 Vintage White
Vintage white Fender ST Stratocaster made in Japan (1997-2000) £382.88

Experience the iconic sound and style of the Fender Electric Guitar Made in Japan ST Stratocaster 1997-2000 Vintage White. This guitar, in Used condition, is currently priced at £382.88, offering a vintage feel at an affordable price. …

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Fender MIJ Strat 60s (1984 to 1989), USED
Fender MIJ Strat 60s (1984-89) – USED £1,099.00

This Fender MIJ Strat 60s from 1984 to 1989 is a true gem for guitar enthusiasts. Priced at £1,099.00, this used guitar is in good condition and is a part of the highly sought-after MIJ collection. Known for their quality craftsmanship…

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Fender FSR Made in Japan Elemental Jazzmaster, Stone Black, B-Stock
Fender FSR Jazmaster, Stone Black, Japan-made, B-Stock £1,129.00

The Fender FSR Made in Japan Elemental Jazzmaster in Stone Black is available for £1,129.00 as a B-Stock item that has been seller refurbished to ensure its quality. This guitar is part of Fender’s limited edition FSR (Factory Sp…

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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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