This guitar was designed by the marketing director of that era, Dan Smith, and built at the Fender Japan factory.
The painted headstock was similar to the arrow-head shape of the Fender Performer. The headstock’s colour matched the body.
The body featured twin coverless humbucking pickups and came with one volume control and one tone control, both of which were speed-knobs.
Fender Squier also produced a Katana bass. Much like the guitar, the 21 fret maple neck was bolt-on with a rosewood fretboard and pointy headstock with four on a side tuners. The was one P-bass style pickup and a volume and tone control on the body. The input jack was side mounted.
Despite the looks, the Katana was a a pretty good player.