My first MIK

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by JockHiltz, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. JockHiltz

    JockHiltz Squier Talker

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    Recently picked up a Korean Strat and from what I can figure from looking online it is a '87-'88. It has the fender stamped saddles, fender stamped back neck plate and machine heads. The Squire and S/N on head stock are written in silver (S/N: E103753). What I have been reading is that most Koreans were plywood, but some solid bodies slipped through the cracks. It has what looks like a visible seam (can't see it in photos, but will get a better one tonight) down the centre where two half were put together. Were the plywood bodies put together in two halves or could this be a solid body?
     

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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

    Sep 27, 2014
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    These aren't plywood...the E7 and E10's are solid alder with a maple veneer on the front and back.....

    The plywood stuff is mostly 1989 to 1995

    It's a solid body with veneer....the black pickguard wouldn't be original, and the original string trees were black plastic with metal rollers....

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    Very cool guitar!
     
  3. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Am I going crazy or did I just reply to this post ???
     
  4. JockHiltz

    JockHiltz Squier Talker

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    hahaha not crazy, I just posted in the noob page to intro myself... I used the same photo.
     
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  5. JockHiltz

    JockHiltz Squier Talker

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    Awesome, appreciate it. good to know!
     
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  6. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    Sounds good. I get confuseded in my old age.

    Welcome to the forum. Just a word of warning. These guys are the biggest bunch of enablers you'll ever find.

    I started here a year and a half ago with 1 Squier. I have about a dozen at the moment. :)

    ... and that's down from almost 2 dozen two months ago.
     
  7. JockHiltz

    JockHiltz Squier Talker

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    the beauty is the price point, you can get 5 for the price of an American! hahaha.
     
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  8. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    ^^^ and that's down from a
    I got that beat !! 10 for the price of 1 used MIA. :)

    That's why I don't bother fighting the GAS. One Squier is less than dinner with the family.
     
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  9. JockHiltz

    JockHiltz Squier Talker

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    hahaha thats how your number list went up so far so fast!
     
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  10. Eddie

    Eddie Dr. Squier

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    ha ha. Tru dat. I'm like a slut. I can't say no.
     
  11. Acidhouse

    Acidhouse Squier-holic

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    A little correction. It’s not veneer maple. I want to say it’s a 3/4 maple top. Rocco would know the specific measurement.
     
  12. JockHiltz

    JockHiltz Squier Talker

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    you weren't lying... im working a deal for a '95 MIM Squire Strat, with up graded Lace Gold pickups and a few other upgrades.

    pics to come if I get the whip
     
  13. Undone

    Undone Squier-Meister

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    I have the same "problem" with Yamaha Pacificas. I'll pick one up as a parts donor for $75-$125 and I'll throw some strings and a setup on it and...dammit another keeper! That's how I ended up with 10-12 of them. I won't even talk about all the other miscellaneous Yamahas I own. Amps, acoustic, bass, tele types. Ridiculous quality and value regardless of cost.
     
  14. JockHiltz

    JockHiltz Squier Talker

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    It makes me sick when I start to think about all the gear I have and money I have spent. I went as far as to buy a handmade custom Veritas Portlander. I love it so much, but could have bought a car with the price tag.. ha
     
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  15. Acidhouse

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    Ditto!
     
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  16. jefffam

    jefffam Dr. Squier

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    I missed your intro thread, so welcome to Suer Talk. You should have a lot of information and enabling going on here. Enjoy your Guitar. Those Squier's grow on you.

    And it's all my fault, turning you onto NC's. You can tell the other half that anyway. :D
     
  17. Roccobagadonuts

    Roccobagadonuts Squier-holic

    Sep 8, 2010
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    Its rather thin sheets of maple used on 87' MIK Squiers...


    Zzzz... MIK E7 Bullet... Maple/Alder/Maple...

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  18. Roccobagadonuts

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    This guy had some crack issues with the maple on his... He somehow managed to remove the top and back maple pieces and re-did it with some new maple minus the cracks...


    Zzzzz... MIK E10 57'... Cherry burst finish with original cracked maple replaced...

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  19. Roccobagadonuts

    Roccobagadonuts Squier-holic

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    88' to mid 95'... They moved on to making the E9 models in 1988 and ya then see the introduction of plywood. Then mid 95' they moved on from the black logo CN/VN models built with thin ply body to the CN/VN gold logo models with a full width alder body...


    Zzzz... 1988 Squier catalog... E9 models... Made with ply...


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  20. Acidhouse

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    Glad to have you back Rocco!