NGD today: Squier MIJ E-series Strat

Discussion in 'Japanese Vintage Squiers' started by Tamarindo03, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier-Meister

    Mar 18, 2017
    Hei everyone!

    A new guitar is snowing in today, the first time i trade a guitar.
    It’s gonna be a Squier MIJ E7 serial Stratocaster in black with rosewood neck and some changed parts including Fender '63 pickups and a new pickguard.
    Some of you maybe remember i already had a Squier E serial MIJ Strat which i sold because it was some sort of neck-body-electronic piece meal. I regret selling it because it had this amazing neck.
    Now i found another one on the Facebook marketplace, the guy was asking 545 SwissFranks=USD. A price i never would pay for this guitar but he agreed trading it with my 1994 Korean Epiphone Sheraton i buyed a few months ago (made a thread) for 190$ including a Laney amp which i already sold for 60$. It’s a stunningly beautiful guitar on the wall but i just don’t play it and it is easy for me to let her go because I’m a MIJ fan. So in the end i pay 130$ for this MIJ Squier, nice deal.
    I want a yellow rosewood strat with white Pickguard for a long time - maybe i gonna buy a yellow body and a white '62 pickguard. But first let’s see what i get.
    I gonna meet the seller in about 3 hours. Pictures will follow.

    Cheers and a happy New Year’s Eve to everyone!

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  2. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Squier-Nut

    Nov 29, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    Looks real nice !

    Congrats !
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  3. ManKonis

    ManKonis Squier-Meister

    Apr 25, 2017
  4. Matt Shevell

    Matt Shevell Squier-Meister

    Feb 5, 2018
    New York
    Can’t go wrong with a Black strat
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  5. DoctorBB

    DoctorBB Squier-Meister

    Mar 2, 2016
    Beaumont, TX
  6. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-Nut

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
  7. IronSchef

    IronSchef Squier-holic

    Jun 18, 2012
    Flew here on my Dragonfly
    Congrats and HNGD!!
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  8. strat_strummer

    strat_strummer Squier-Meister

    Nov 24, 2018
    Lost in my Sticks
  9. jjudas

    jjudas Squier-holic

    Mar 23, 2016
    Metro New Orleans
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  10. squierTony

    squierTony Dr. Squier

    Jul 4, 2012
    MAUD Oklahoma
  11. ElRey67

    ElRey67 Squier-holic

    Jan 10, 2016
    Chandler, AZ
    Love it! Black on black
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  12. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier-Meister

    Mar 18, 2017
    Here she is.

    Serial number E760200. Like expected for most E serial no neck date but probably 86-87.

    Beside some scratchy areas on the back of the body and some dings she’s in very good condition and shiny after i cleaned everything. The guitar was dirty as hell, especially the fretboard was horrible. It took me two hours to clean and it was the first time i used gloves.

    The whole neck, body, bridge with trem block, knobs and covers are original. Two pickup mounting screws and one switch screw aren’t original but no problem.

    The replaced pickups are Fender '63 Pickups the seller told me, some sort of reissues i think - they look pretty nice. The other electronic parts and the pickguard are also changed. I’m pretty excited to hear how these pickups sound in this guitar - don’t have new strings at home right now and because the installed strings were that ugly, nasty and probably full of DNA, i had to took them off, not wanted to play them.

    Below some pictures.

    Cheers and have a nice time!

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  13. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier-Meister

    Mar 18, 2017
  14. Great Stratocaster … I'm sure my guitar buying is over for the year. Hey tomorrow is another day.;)

    Cheers. Barrie.
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  15. I stopped in for a set of strings and found a couple of really good deals … just couldn't pull the trigger without know the it would me met with fire and brimstone back at the hacienda. :D
    Cheers, Barrie.
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  16. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier-Meister

    Mar 18, 2017
    I think you wouldn’t say that anymore today:D welcome to the new year and hopefully good new deals ;)
  17. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier-Meister

    Mar 18, 2017
    Now she has new strings on. After some adjustments the neck is perfectly flat now, low action and perfect intonation. It plays so nice and easy over the whole fretboard, the quality and feel of these necks are just amazing.
    The guitar truly sounds phenomenal together with these Fender '63 RI pickups, amazing strat sounds. I played it over my peavey classic 20 MH and my beloved old vox ad50vt which i switch for clean sounds.

    Like already mentioned i would like to have a yellow strat. A shop here in Switzerland has some Guitar Fetish XGP poplar bodys in stock, also a yellow one. I heard that these bodys can be hit or miss.
    I think I’m gonna order one to check it out, could always send it back if I’m not happy with it.
    If i like the body i also would buy a white '62 pickguard, install the Fender '63 RI pickups that came with the guitar, put in some CTS pots i have at home and also install some prettier looking string trees.

    Below you can see also a picture of the yellow body and a picture of a yellow Fender Stratocaster from the internet, that’s pretty how my strat should look like :)

    Cheers and have a nice time!

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  18. txflood

    txflood Squier-Meister

    Dec 10, 2014
    North Carolina
    I had the same thought on the strings trees for my E7. I've kept the originals in storage but the headstock looks so much better now to me.[​IMG]
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