Please help ID: 1990s Japanese reverse headstock, Floyd Rose II

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  1. steve302

    steve302 Squier Talker

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    Hi, my guitar has been in storage for years. Hoping to fix it up and start playing it soon.

    It was purchased new in 1992. At the time someone told me it had been in the shop for over 12 months so it's probably a 1990 or 1991 model.

    Does anyone know the model name for this guitar? If anyone has a link to a wiring diagram that would be awesome :) There don't seem to be many Fenders or Squiers with 1 tone / 1 volume.

    Thanks in advance.

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  2. TheKurdtz

    TheKurdtz Squier-holic

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  3. steve302

    steve302 Squier Talker

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    pics up now :)

    Serial number L025953 if that helps...
     
  4. AllroyPA

    AllroyPA Squier-Axpert

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    I think this is a Japanese Contemporary Floyd Rose Stagemaster-Style
    They Probably only called this a Squier Floyd Rose Model, I mean think early 90's Metal was King, Thrash Metal, Crossover Hardcore, right before grunge ...
    Looks like there was an exact model with the F-logo too, not unusual for Japan Squier to be the same as the Fender ones, like E-serial stuff
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  5. steve302

    steve302 Squier Talker

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    Thanks Allroy :)

    Does anyone know if there's a wiring diagram for it somewhere on the site?
     
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  6. aoresteen

    aoresteen Squier-Nut

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    It's the same as a Stagemaster HSS/HSH or Showmaster HSS/HSH with 1 tone, 1 vol, 5 way blade switch. Very common.

    Try this one:

    https://docs.google.com/gview?embedded=true&url=https://www.seymourduncan.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/HSH_5W_1V_1T.pdf

    or this one:

    https://docs.google.com/gview?embedded=true&url=https://www.seymourduncan.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/1SCH_2S_5W_1V_1T.pdf

    The model is "Floyd Rose Standard Stratocaster" first version 1992-1996. See Tony Bacon's book pages 130 & 154. I've seen a number of these listed as Stagemasters and/or Showmasters but they are not.

    The guitar is well worth fixing up! A good set-up with new strings by a competent luthier will bring her back to life. Consider a brass trem block as well.

    Once you have had some time playing it, consider investing in a new set of pickups- Seymour Duncan, DiMarzio etc. IMHO the pickups in these Squires were the weak link (ditto for Stagemaster/Showmaster models). Good luck!
     
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  7. steve302

    steve302 Squier Talker

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    Thanks for the info Aoresteen, good to know :)

    Just wondering about a small detail in the second Seymour Duncan link.
    The output tab on the switch is connected to another tab before it goes to the volume pot... Mine has the import style switch with 8 tabs in a row, and with these I've seen a similar thing on some diagrams where the 4th (output) tab is connected to the 5th tab plus the volume pot.

    What is the purpose of that connection to the other tab which has no pickup wires? To the best of my memory my Squier only had 4 connections to the switch from the factory so I'm interested to know.

    Pics: (1) Seymour Duncan screenshot and (2) another example with an import switch (8 tabs in a row):
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  8. aoresteen

    aoresteen Squier-Nut

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    It's the common for the 2nd pole and is not used. When used, the second pole splits coils so you get a Steve Vai Ibanez HSH set up like:

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    To do this, the 2nd pole goes to GROUND, not to the hot out as shown.

    You can not connect it if you like.
     
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