Squier jv serial number dating

Present japanese fender serial numbers with "crafted in japan" what about serial numbers after 1997? In the early 1980s, japanese labour and production costs were much lower than in america and to compete with the japanese made guitars, fender moved the lower priced fender guitar production from america to was also losing sales in japan to japanese guitar brands such as tōkai, greco and fernandes and the establishment of fender japan would benefit fender sales in japan, as well as overseas.

Japanese squier serial number dating

It nowor best offerfender japan squier contemporary pj-mod jv serial electric bass made in japan. This guitar is one of the "squier contemporary" models with sq serial /series made between 1982 and 1984 by fujigen.

Japanese-made fender instruments records on early japanese-made fender instruments are not complete and are therefore not completely definitive for dating purposes. For this reason, it obviously can’t be said that all jvs were of a particular standard, and no blanket statements on quality can be made about them.

It was accordingly included in the jv serial number series for the japanese market, but exported under a new series of serial numbers, beginning with sq. The japanese domestic squier reissues (still part of the jv series) did not have american pickups like the exports, and were vastly cheaper than the most expensive of the japanese domestic fender branded jvs.

But even in ‘87, the standard of build and finish on the final japanese squiers was extremely good. A 'transition'-style, large squier logo is accompanied by a 1970s-script 'stratocaster' designation, and a very small 'by fender' footnote.

Fender began negotiations with several japanese musical instrument distributors and reached an agreement with yamano gakki and kanda shokai to establish fender japan. For the first time, the company chose to offer both squier-branded and fully fender-branded models on the export market.

The headstock markings were the only glaring inaccuracy on these otherwise faithful vintage time progressed, indeed, some distinct undesirables filtered into the early squier range. Soon added a less expensive export squier series based on the fender japan 1957 and 1962 series in july/august 1982, which had a large fender logo with a smaller squier logo and had a zinc rather than a steel tremolo block and again the stratocasters had fender usa pickups installed.

1996, squier began to manufacture the vista series, which saw them introducing their own unique guitar designs independent from the fender mother company for the first time. C' is for china, 'g' is for grand reward (the name of the factory where the classic vibe and fender modern player series are built), and ’s' for 'squier'.

Notice also there are two string guides on the headstock, rather than just the single one which would adorn a jv ’62 reissue. Telecaster guitars & jaguar e of a serial number on a precision bass made for fender by young chang in korea in hot chili peppers ster avril lavigne duosonic with custom -sonic by tokai c vibe simon ic guitars[edit].

Fender only made the jv and sq guitars for two years, so of course they decided to change the numbering system on us again. Early usa made squiers had a 00xxxx serial stamp on the neckplate with no letter prefix and no serial number on the headstock.

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Electrical system: there is somewhat japan stratocaster jv era sq serial/series made in japan squier. Since then i tried a lot of both fender japan and squier models made in and around the jv era and it has made me appreciate them as so many othe...

In 2009-2015, some indonesian squiers had the prefix ics09xxxxx and squier iis were made in india around 1989-1990. The new line of instruments, produced by fujigen gakki, featured serial numbers beginning with the letters jv, and they’re accordingly known as the jv series.

Three-screw tilt neck, heavier body, this is all part of the jumble with early squiers. It’s essentially still similar to a vintage ’62 reissue, and indeed the headstock markings are truer to the ‘60s style than the large-print adorned jv squiers.

In all honesty, i like the early fender branded mij export reissues from the mid ‘80s better than the jv squiers. It should be noted that squier contemporaries, although a significant saving on the fenders, were not necessarily cheap.