My JV Strat -- Pics included

Discussion in 'Japanese Vintage Squiers' started by Squier-Talk, Dec 28, 2009.

  1. Squier-Talk

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    I picked up a Black on Black Squier 70's Reissue with an SQ serial today. This guitar reminded me so much of the all black 1979 Fender Strat I had for 20 years. So, I had to have it.

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  2. peskypesky

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    i don't usually like all black strats, but that is a beauty, my man.
     
  3. S. Rock

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    that's nice, Paul. all of that black just blends in together. just a question. what is the significance or importance of a SQ serial number ? just curious.
     
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    Back in 1983 when Fender first set up Fender Japan with their Japanese partner the first guitars with Squier logos had JV serial numbers. JV for "Japanese Vintage" actually were '57 reissue and '62 Reissues. They were all made in Japan but had US electronics and pickups.

    Shortly after as they broadened the line they the next guitars were the '70s reissue (like this one I just bought) and these had SQ serial numbers. All of this was in late-1983 and early-1984. The SQs didn't have US electronics or P'ups, however.

    These two sets of guitars, JVs and SQs have been long storied as Squier's best guitars and as such have always sold for more money in the used market. The JVs in general are more sought after than the SQs but both are usually mentioned as the "best" MIJ Squiers. Certainly the oldest.
     
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    Beautiful guitar Paul, hope you enjoy it.
     
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    Very nice,, wouldn't mind ownin that!
     
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    That's a great example!.....Beautiful!!!!
     
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    I love the black on black. Thanks for the pics!
     
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    Great looking guitar! I'd love to have the chance to play one of those someday. I've never seen a JV Squier in person.
     
  11. moullineaux

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    I have a Black Silver Series # p014907 that I love. She has had the sh*t beat out of her but she stays in tune and never fails. All hail the black MIJ Squier Stratocaster.
     
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    Damn - thats a fine looker!

    I'll bet she sounds as good as she looks.
    Apols, I have assumed it is a 'she' ;) Most guitars are!

    I dont usually like black-on-black (Though I like 'Tuxedo' even less - except for Gilmour's main squeeze - of course!) but that one there 'just works'.
    Shows that one can never generalise.

    Lovely.
    You happy with it/(she!) ?
     
  13. moullineaux

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    telepath, one can never assume gender in this day and age and I didn't want to piss her off. Yeah, I am extremely happy with her. Much to your dismay, however, she is black with a three layer white,black, white guard. I think she looks quite elegant, even with her dings and scratches, etc. But hey, each to his own I say.
     
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    So nice. I love all black guitars, they look rich.
     
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    Paul how are you settling in with your SQ Squier ?
     
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    That's a sharp lookin' strat!
     
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    I love Black on Black thanks for the pics! What did she cost?
     
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    it looks just like my first guitar bought it new in 83/84. ive had "ethel"eversince then ive had other guitars during that time, lots of guitars but she always was and will always be my favourite her seriel numbers around sq8000 always intune and plays like a dream.i was looking for another just like her and came across black with maple fretboard seriel # around 107xx shes a real dream too never had maple before and i love it but im still finding myself playing ethel all the time,gonna need first 5 frets replaced if i keep it up congrats on a beutifull guitar you got one with split top tuners like ethel my newer one has the closed top tuners i dont like them as much takes about 10 seconds longer to change strins o.k. ill shut up untill i find a white one i like take care jimmy
     
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    I have one just like that. I've been trying to figure out how much it's worth, do you have any ideas about how much it would go for?
     
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    $150 U.S. but I'll make it $175 and pay for shipping because I'm such a nice guy. ;)

    In reality, a heck of a lot more. It's very hard to know the real going rate because all of the business sellers on eBay list them for about $800 and they stay in the inventory forever. It seems like every time I read someone finding them on a forum, it's from walking into a pawn shop that sells them for $50. Not sure where these folks live but the pawnshops around here are selling 98 Affinitys for $275. If I were going to sell one, I would probably list it at around $600 and be prepared to go down to about $450.
     

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