Squier '57 JV Strat. Domestic or Export?

Discussion in 'Japanese Vintage Squiers' started by Tamarindo03, May 14, 2017.

  1. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier Talker

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    Hei everybody.
    I found a shop who is selling this Squier '57 JV Stratocaster from 1983. Normaly they are selling wind instruments, but the owner sells this JV for a friend. He can't tell me if it's a Domestic or an Export, even the owner doesn't know. The Price is 650 Swiss Franks (Asking price), thats also 650 Dollars. A very good price, even if it's a domestic one. But is there a way just from looking what model it is? The shop is not around the corner, so before i traveling to see the guitar i wanted to ask if someone can tell!
    Cheers!
     
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  2. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier Talker

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    Forgot the picture, here it is! IMG_8245.jpg
     
  3. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Squier-holic

    Jan 7, 2016
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    I don't understand "domestic or export." It's made in Japan so it's an export. The price is excellent.
     
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  4. Pat V.

    Pat V. Squier-holic

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  5. woolbrig

    woolbrig Squier-holic

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    The document in my signature has the specs for a lot of the JV models if it helps, also http://21frets.com/ has a lot of information on the JV models.

    My guess is that it's a '57 Export
     
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  6. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier Talker

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    Here she is, already hat time to pick it up today. Everything looks good i think. Japan SQ pickups. The pots codes are in line with jv serial. Early JV's had this routing between neck pickup cavity and neckpocket, so body looks good, also the rest of the routing. Two piece sen ash. Date is xx.03.82. Can't read because of the scratches which are because of the lacquer and wood in the neckpocket. Probably the first number is 09 or 10, september or october. A short period where they had SQ pickups installed. Beautiful shape, just a few small dings and scratches. Removed the sticker and put sone aged knobs on it. Make the hardware shine again over the weekend.
    Now. These thing sounds so great! Played with my peavey classic 20 mini head. So smooth to play.
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  7. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier Talker

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  8. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier Talker

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  9. Tamarindo03

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  10. so1om

    so1om Squier-holic

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    Is that switch correct? My 1983 has the "traditional" looking switch.
     
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  11. Tamarindo03

    Tamarindo03 Squier Talker

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    My 1983 with fullertons also has the traditional DM-50 switch. Don't know about the switch in my new one, was thinking maybe these where fited to this models with the SQ pickups. Wiring looks okey to me, so i am thinking everything is original. And if not, don't care about the switch.
     
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  12. Kickstand

    Kickstand Squier-Nut

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    Beautiful guitar. Someone took very good care of this one.
     
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