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Squier JV Strat c1984

Here we have a great example of a GENUINE early Squier Jap Strat.

Important bits, here’s what I know:
Hand written on the end of the neck is 7.6.84
Serial number is JV96167 which dates it as 1982-1984 according to sources.
NOTE: the original 3 way switch has been upgraded by the previous owner to a 5-way. The original switch is included but doesn’t work properly, you may be able to repair it.
No trem arm.
No hard case or gig bag.

Condition:
Body 7/10 – the front of the guitar have several dents and scratches all over. Some are deep enough to be through the top coat, but not through to the wood. I have photographed the worst: one up by the upper cutaway and the other is a nick down by the jack socket.
The rear has several scratches and dents too.

Neck 7/10
The rear of the neck is heavily dented all over the place, so I would rate at around 6/10. The dents can be felt and are clearly visible. Nothing through to the wood and no evidence of any breaks.
The front of the neck (the fingerboard) is in very good condition, more like 8/10. There is an area of wear by the first fret between the 2nd and 3rd strings and other considerably less significant patches here and there.
Frets look like the original frets in pretty good condition, evidence of some minor wear and tear, slight flat spots, small dents etc generally way better than most guitars of this age. Possibly had a fret dress but still loads of meat left.

Electrics:
As mentioned above the 3 way has been upgraded to a 5 way, the original Fender DM-30 3 way switch is supplied with the guitar but appears to be faulty and in need of attention.
Apart from that it’s all original as far as I can see. Cloth wire, held with masking tape. Everything exactly as it should be.
The pickups are the non beveled variety which are highly desireable.
Jack socket in fair working order, you can get it to crackle if you try hard enough, but it has been cleaned and generally.
All the pots and switches are it great working order. Just be aware that it’s an old guitar so you definitely will hear the odd bit of scratchy pot noise at some point, but generally it really does work very well indeed.

Hardware:
Tuners – great condition, original and in working order. Slightly tarnished and aged, still way better than average.
Saddles – these Fender saddles are in extremely good condition for their age. Take a look, quite remarkable. A little tarnished in places. No trem arm, oh well.

Plastic / other:
Scratchplate, pickup covers, knobs, back plate and even the jack socket look all original. The scratchplate has been carved away to allow access to the truss rod. Quite a common thing to do.
The rear trem cavity plate has the corners missing by the screw holes.

Playability:
This guitar has been set up with a brand new set of Fender 10-46 gauge strings. It has had the action, intonation and truss rod adjusted for optimum playability. HOWEVER, this is a vintage guitar so it plays like a vintage guitar should rather than an Ibanez Jem / ESP etc

Summary:
It’s a rare guitar, honestly described, not quite a museum piece, but in good players condition. Priced accordingly.

Shipping Weight10 kg
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