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The single coil pickups used in the Contemporary models have a DC resistance which is approximately 5.6 kΩ.

The Fender Japan serial numbering system is - on the face of it - a little more complex than the Fender USA system.The System I tremolo system uses a behind the nut string locking mechanism and was manufactured by Gotoh.The System II and System III bridges have individual string height and individual string intonation adjustments.When CBS sold Fender to its current owners in 1984 there was a transitional period from 1984 to 1987 with limited Fender USA production resulting in mostly Fender Japan and leftover stock being sold.There are also Fender Contemporary Telecaster models with HSS or HH pickup configurations and switches for selecting pickup options.

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