These appear in western catalogues, from 1982. Still a body shape edging towards a Strat but with several
unique or unusual features. Unlike the second series I have seen some though not many of these for sale.
A comparison of the specs
All models are 22 Medium Jumbo Frets,Tune O Matic style Bridge, 628mm (24.75") Scale 350mm (13.75") neck radius
|Body||Mahogany thick Ash top||Solid Mahogany||Mahogany Ash Top but Metallic Red is solid Mahogany|
|Neck||Maple and Mahogany Through Body||Maple and Mahogany Through Body||Solid Mahogany Set neck|
|Fretboard||Rosewood dot markers||Rosewood dot markers||Rosewood dot markers|
|Pickups||2 Yamaha Alnico V Humbuckers||2 Yamaha Alnico V Humbuckers||2 Yamaha Alnico V Humbuckers|
|Controls||Speed dial type 2 volume (1 distortion Volume) 1 tone 1 distortion sensitivity 1 coil split 3 way switch and distortion off off switch||Speed dial type 2 volume (1 distortion Volume) 1 tone 1 distortion sensitivity with 1 coil split 3 way switch and distortion off off switch||Speed dial type 2 volume 2 tone with 1 coil split 3 way switch|
|Hardware||Chrome Plate||Chrome Plate||Chrome|
|Colours||Persimmon Red or Oilstain||Jade Green or Chestnut||Metallic Red or Oilstain|
The 1200 and 600 have a built in battery powered distortion unit. The jack socket doubles as a power socket for this.
the 1200 and 600 have a brass nut and brass bridge saddles
the 1200 and 400 have side mounted jacks the 400 is front mounted.
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