EX 1

 

 

The EX 1 has an alder body with bolt-on maple neck with dot inlays on a rosewood fingerboard. It has 22 jumbo frets, a scale length of 25.5" (i.e. 648 mm) and a neck radius of 16.9" (430 mm). Black chrome hardware, Gotoh cast/sealed tuners, Gotoh Floyd Rose-licensed tremolo, no pickguard, three high-output single coil pickups (2 singles in a 'humbucker' configuration at the bridge, 1 in the neck position), 3-way switch with coil selector and 3-way frequency boost, master volume control, master (Fender) TBX control. frequency control and boost.

It used to sell for $869.99 (80,000 Yen).

Heartfield colour codes available for this guitar: MYW-Mystic White (589), Blue Pearl Burst (590), BPB-Black Pearl Burst (591), RPB-Red Pearl Burst (592). Blue Pearl Burst is not mentioned in a 1990 Japanese catalogue.

First documented month of manufacture: December 1988 (serial number L88004, not pictured on this site). Last documented month of manufacture: December 1989 (serial number L89085, not pictured on this site). The guitar appeared in Fender Frontline first in spring 1990 (there were no earlier issues) and last in winter (i.e. early) 1992.

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Type: 1989 EX-1
Serial #: C89046
Remarks: The colour is Blue Pearl Burst, and it has the 'old' control layout.
Above photo credits: The owner, Paul S. Abrams.

Type: 1989 EX-1
Serial #: D89263
Remarks: This colour is Mystic White. It has the 'old' control layout.
Above photo credits: The owner, Paul S. Abrams.

Type: 1989 EX-1
Serial #: F89009
Remarks: This colour is Mystic White.
Above photo credits: The owner, Paul S. Abrams.

Type: 1989 EX-1
Serial #: F89053
Remarks: This colour is Black Pearl Burst, bursting from black to green (not quite visible in the picture). It has EMG pickups, pots, switches and an EMG PA-2 pre-amp 20 db boost.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1989 EX-1
Serial #: G89173
Remarks: This colour is Blue Pearl Burst.
Above photo credits: The owner, Paul S. Abrams.

Type: 1989 EX-1
Serial #: G89185
Remarks: This colour is Red Pearl Burst. It is all original except for a locking jack socket.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1989 EX-1
Serial #: G89196
Remarks: This colour is Black Pearl Burst.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1989 EX-1
Serial #: I89060
Remarks: This colour is Red Pearl Burst.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1989 EX-1
Serial #: K89090
Remarks: This colour is Black Pearl Burst. Seymour Duncan Pearly Gates in the Bridge; toggle switches now for coil split and phase in/out.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

Type: 1989 EX-1
Serial #: L89059
Remarks: This colour is Black Pearl Burst.
Above photo credits: The owner, Paul S. Abrams.

Type: 1989 EX-1
Serial #: L89084
Remarks: This colour is Blue Pearl Burst.
Above photo credits: The owner, John Simmons.

 

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