After reading another thread, I got to researching my 1985-86 Contemporary Strat, and found some interesting info. I got some good info from the site CA Feathers posted, and found an unusual bit. It seems I have a guitar that does not fit into any US specs.
Specs of my guitar;
1985-86 Contemporary stratocaster HH
serial # A 039XXX, neck pocket stamp = ST-555EX
neck stamp = ST-555
Controls = 2 humbuckers, 1 vol, 1 TBX, 3 way switch, System 1 tremelo
My guitar does NOT have a coil splitter switch, as model 27-5000 does, and it has a TBX tone control as model 27-4200 does not. I have found the ST-555 model number, along with the model name "Boxer" in the Fender Japan site.
It does not fit any of the specs for a Contemporary Strat. I even have the original owners manual for the model, and the specs arn't in there.
Is it possible I have a MIJ model for non-export?? In other words, is it possible that I have a MIJ that was made for the Japanese domestic market, and somehow made it to the USA??? It doesn't really matter, I am just curious. Here are the prerequisite photos of said guitar.
Thanks, and sorry if it was too wordy!!