Dating japanese made fender
Most of the Japanese-made Fenders up until 1996/1997 were MIJ Fenders.
The first CIJ Fenders started around 1992, when Dyna Gakki (one of Kanda Shokai's main guitar makers) took over some of the production requirements of Fender Japan.
In Japan, Fender was also losing sales to Japanese guitar brands such as Tōkai, Greco and Fernandes.
The higher priced Fender guitars were made in the United States and could not compete with the lower prices of Japanese-made Fender copies.
Fender took over the Japanese business effective April 1, 2015.
The Fender Contemporary models were the first Fender Japan models to be exported as Fender Stratocasters and Telecasters.
Some Fuji Gen-made Fender Japan models between 19 have necks made by Atlansia.
Tōkai Gakki and Dyna Gakki took over the manufacture of the Fender Japan models in 1996/1997.1982: Fender Japan starts production with Fuji Gen Gakki having the manufacturing contract. 1984: CBS sells Fender to its current owners and while waiting for a new USA factory to begin production, Fender Japan models and leftover USA stock were mostly sold in the USA for a few years.