Pickguard for JV Stratocaster

Discussion in 'Japanese Vintage Squiers' started by Tamarindo03, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier Talker

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    Hei everyone!
    A while ago i made a thread about my Squier '62 JV Strat with a wrong pickguard, a changed bridge pickup and a changed fender decal which was made very bad! Now i want to start to restore the guitar and already found a correct Decal.
    What I'm need also is a white '62 pickguard which fits to the JV models. Can't find one in Switzerland, but at musik thomann in Germany i found a original Fender one whitch is for American, Mexican and also original vintage models. My question is now if these also would fit to a JV?
    Thanks for your help and have a nice day!

    My JV Thread
    http://www.squier-talk.com/threads/probably-a-1983-squier-jv-right.119191/


    62 Pickguard at Thomann
    https://m.thomann.de/intl/fender_pickguard_f.62strat_white.htm?i11l=de_DE:CH.EUR:CHF

    Squier JV Decal
    http://www.croxguitars.com/decjapmex.htm


    Pictures
    IMG_7812.JPG IMG_9196.PNG IMG_9197.PNG IMG_9195.PNG
     
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  2. so1om

    so1om Squier-holic

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    I only have the 1983 SQ. I wish I could help more, but I certainly support and wish you the best for restoring it to its originality. Very cool.

    I hope someone can chime in. I also know that the http://21frets.com/ website may be able to help as well. Keep us posted!
     
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  3. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier Talker

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    Thanks! Gonna make a Thread about the whole process. It's the first time i doing this, the pickguard change is the easiest part. The decal job i have to trie at first on a piece of wood, also gonna picture this. Don't have time to start until in 3 weeks, but want all the things i need now.
     
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  4. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Squier-Nut

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    Apr 9, 2015
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    If you're going the '62 guard route I'd be tempted to go the whole hog and put a 'minty' one on for that vintage celluloid vibe to match the 'odd' '59 - '62 screw placement. Fat Boys guitars do 2 great versions… one has NOS looks but still has the right 'mint' and thick middle black layer as well and they also do a fully reliced job complete with shrinkage cracks etc. As I believe do Croxguitars if you look on their website in the appropriate section…

    http://www.croxguitars.com/pickguards.htm

    I also have used a decal from them (on my Blackmore '68 maple cap tribute… pics in my garage) and can confirm it's a really good high quality item.
     
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  5. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier Talker

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    Your Blackmore looks really great, also the decal! Thanks for your informations, will take a look at some pickguards. A mint green one would definitly looks great!
     
  6. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Squier-holic

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    My understanding is that the JVs and SQs are made to MIA specs. So I would expect it to fit.
     
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  7. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Squier-Nut

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    Cheers Tamarindo that's most appreciated. The decal quality from Crox is phenomenal. The 'green' guard on my blonde VM by the way is the NOS Fat boys version ….
     
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  8. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Squier-Nut

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    Oh I forgot to ask… which decal are you going for? I know the JV decal is correct if you're going the authentic route but I think I'd be tempted by the MIJ 2nd issue version. Keep the Fender but still identify it as Squier whilst also getting the right colours and small font for 'STRATOCASTER'. I guess I just never liked the large script curvy version on the small heastock. To me it just looks wrong.

    I also think you should go for an aged guard… just be more true to the '62 RI vibe and go with the rest of the (I assume) aged and played guitar.
     
  9. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier Talker

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    I'm going for the authentic way, so i ordering the correct Squier JV decal. Of course the "stratocaster" letters are not looking vintage correct, but it looks Squier JV correct and that's what i want :)
    And i already made my decision about the pickguard. I going for a mint green one for matching the '62 vibe, like you said. Think this gonna looks great.
    The guitar itself looks like new. There are like zero scratches and dings ond the body.
     
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