Dating japanese made fender
The Japanese guitar factories that produced Fender Japan guitars at various times were Fuji Gen Gakki, Tōkai Gakki and Dyna Gakki.
At the start of Fender Japan venture, Tokai was seriously being considered as the manufacturer, but after a breakdown in negotiations, Fuji Gen Gakki was chosen instead.
The previous Fender Japan models exported from Japan were all Fender Squier models.
The Fender Contemporary models were manufactured from 1984 to 1987 by Fuji Gen Gakki and these Stratocasters were designed to be Superstrats (Super Strat) with humbucking pickups and Floyd Rose like tremolos made by Schaller and Kahler.
The venture ended on March 31, 2015 and Fender itself (through its company Fender Music Corporation (Japan)) took over the Japanese business effective April 1, 2015 with Fender-manufactured product line.
The Japanese-made Fender guitars sold by Fender Music Corporation (Japan) have since been categorized as the "Japan Exclusive" series.
There are also Fender Contemporary Telecaster models with HSS or HH pickup configurations and switches for selecting pickup options.
In Japan, Fender was also losing sales to Japanese guitar brands such as Tōkai, Greco and Fernandes.
Since Japanese labor and production costs were much lower than in America and to compete with the Japanese made guitars, Fender moved the lower priced Fender guitar production from America to Japan.
, which operated the Japanese business of Fender musical instruments from 1982 to 2015.
The venture involved the domestic production and sale of Fender instruments for the Japanese market.