Profile guitars were imported from Japan by Australia’s Dynamic Musical Instruments in the 1980s. They were built at Tokyo’s famed Fujigen plant, which also supplied guitars for Fender Japan. But Dynamic Music curated their products to a fine degree and the results were impressive.
These are part of the early 80s MIJ guitars that had Fender USA tearing their hair out during this period. Beautiful alder bodies and specs almost identical to the USA reissue guitars being produced at the time.
This one is a Profile Vintage Stratocaster which is based on 1962 specs – alder body, maple neck with slab rosewood fingerboard, laminated 3 ply pickguard, small headstock etc
This one has a replacement tortoise shell pickguard and its 3 way switch has been replaced with a 5 way. It is carrying a Bill Lawrence rails style neck pickup along with its original neck & bridge pickups.
The electronics are all functioning perfectly, and the sound is similar to USA Strats of the same period with that rich & clear but penetrating tone. Plays easily with a vintage feel & sounds just fine.
It presents in excellent condition. The medium C profile neck is straight with some minor fret wear evident, but which does not affect the guitar’s playability. Frets are medium jumbos so there’s plenty of meat still there.
Machine heads are strong and the guitar holds tune and intonation without any issues. The body is clean with only a few marks here & there. Metal parts in good condition.
Profile guitars are generally accepted to be of the same or better quality as the best Japanese brands including Tokai, Fernandes, Greco etc. This one is a great feeling 62 style Strat - certainly on par with those brands or anything from Fender Japan.Comes with a gig bag in good condition.