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Fender releases Made in Japan Limited Cyclone with domestically made pickups

After almost a year since the opening of its first flagship store in Tokyo, guitar maker Fender is feeling at home in Japan and serving up delicious ham sandwiches. It is perhaps in honor of this first year that Fender has now released its first nationally exclusive model in the Made in Japan Limited Cyclone.

Appearance-wise, this is essentially a reissue of the original Cyclone, first made at the Fender factory in Ensenada, Mexico, and features the same easy-to-handle Mustang body often used by ’90s alternative rock greats, such as Kurt Cobain, Liz Phair, and Thurston Moore.

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However, the Cyclone brings a number of additional features, such as a satin C-shaped neck and a comfortable 9.5″ fingerboard radius. It also uses a tremolo arm like those found on Stratocaster guitars often used by 1980s virtuoso Yngwie Malmsteen.

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What makes this limited edition guitar unique are the Made in Japan Cyclone Humbucker and Made in Japan Cyclone Single-Coil pickups. These were designed specifically for this guitar using infamous Japanese craftsmanship and design for versatile tones with a solid core.

▼ Here’s an example of the types of sounds you can get out of it.

Not only is this guitar made in Japan, but it is also sold only in Japan, either at Fender Flagship Tokyo, the Fender Ship in America Mura, Osaka or other authorized dealers nationwide, also online for 140,800 yen. They are sold in 3-Color Sunburst, Lake Placid Blue, Fiesta Red and White Blonde, while Butterscotch Blonde is also only available at official Fender stores in Tokyo and Osaka and their online store.

However, if you’re like me and don’t have nearly as much money to spend on a guitar, you can just do what I do and pretend you have one by buying a Cyclone T-shirt, pick case, or sticker, and then just stay telling everyone that your Made in Japan Limited Cyclone is “in store,” which is technically true because you haven’t bought it yet.

▼ Pick Case (1,980 yen)

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Although, with the yen as it stands today, people from some countries could go to Japan and get one for quite a bargain. It would just be a matter of getting him home in one piece during the plane ride.

Sources: Fender Japan, PR Times

Images: PR times

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