oh yeah 80s FJs are among my favorites...but be careful...there are some low end models too. The higher up you go the better the quality of parts and wood used...not a news flash. All of mine were bought in Japan and I beilive domestic models...I`ve read they exported mostly basswood, but the ones I have are ash, alder or sen... my strat with tele neck may be basswood, not sure because it is stamped a custom order but who would order a basswood guitar eh? Can`t see any of the wood grain in the pockets as they are covered in paint, but I don`t really care `cause it`s so cool. Now, I`m not saying basswood is bad, my Yamaha USA II is basswood with a maple cap and it`s great. But I do love my FJs, I also have a couple of CIJs that have the flimsy electronics but all my 80s FJs have full size pots and good electronics...so somewhere down the line they decided to change to cheaper electronics. But ya don`t even have to go to the real high end FJ stuff to find a good one...I recently got a 1985 TL72-55 thats excellent. But if you ever see an ExTrad...buy it immediately, they are supremely rare and were the FJ custom shop made to order strats and teles.. the custom editions can be real good too, both series have stickers on the back of the headstock I.D.ing so don`t be fooled by sellers.