They made 52 Teles, some very nice Strats, some even with Lace Sensor pickups.
The quality is better than Fender USA excluding the USA Custom Shop models.
The early series are the most popular for collectors.
Also, both Made in Japan and The Japanese serial number can be confusing too.
When Jerry needed a touring guitar with the exact same sound as his prized ‘52, he turned to Seymour Duncan who accurately duplicated the warm, punchy tone of its bridge pickup.
It has the same type of magnet wire that was used, and the same number of coil windings.
The BRIDGE pickup is a FENDER CUSTOM SHOP TEXAS SPECIAL.
The Japanese are, as many of you know, masters at copying—as these guitars testify.
In fact, the new Fender USA management guys "almost cried" when they traveled to Japan and saw the quality.