Squier Katana

Discussion in 'Other Squiers' started by Las Palmas Norte, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. I believe this MIJ model was brief. This one is reported to be a 1985 date.
    Crazy lookin' things. I don't imagine there's a lot of these around or a demand for them either.


    Cheers, Barrie.
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  2. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-holic

    Dec 4, 2014
    I always liked those, I like the proformers too. Fender_Japan_Performer.jpg
  3. Bluzy

    Bluzy Squier-holic

    Nov 20, 2017
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Wow, those are interesting
  4. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    Never seen any of those. Definitely looks like something from the 80’s though. Is that one for sale near you? Something your interested in? Would be cool to have if you were a serious Squier collector.
  5. dbrian66

    dbrian66 Dr. Squier

    Jul 14, 2017
    Maryland, USA
    Just checked eBay. Two have sold recently. One for $200, and one for $570. Both of them where in England. Was this a European model?
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  6. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    I remember seeing a trashed performer at a pawnshop a few years back… 200 bucks and it was filthy, and cut up.
  7. squierbilly

    squierbilly Dr. Squier

    Apr 21, 2013
    sunny phoenix
    Plus 1 on the demand..
    I Demand you send it to me.. :D
  8. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Squier

    Sep 27, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    Do you have one for sale locally? I missed out on one a year ago here, but it had been trashed and repainted in red.....
  9. The Kantana I spotted on Reverb, for sale out of NY state at a guitar store.
    Cheers, Barrie.
  10. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2018
    Nashville, Tn
    When I clicked on this I was like, "Oooh, I like BOTH of those words!" Lol... Love my Squiers AND my Katana... Even IF the Monoprice 15 has pretty much replaced it as my "go-to" amp, lol...

    I think the only way to describe this guitar would be "Rad", lol... I've seen 'em before, and as a SquierNut, I think they're pretty cool... I LOVE anything weird and different, and it's DEFINITELY that! The logo's even "Rad", lol... Pretty cool... I normally don't dig the pointy "Starcaster" type headstocks, but on THIS, it actually looks right, lol... I'm NOT a Gibson fan, but I've always wanted to try a V and an Explorer, so this MIGHT be right up my alley!

    BUT... If I DID own one of these, I think I'd HAVE to cut and reshape the headstock like the end of a katana sword, lol... Actually I've ALWAYS wondered if the Japanese "Katana" symbol of the front of the Boss amps is supposed to symbolize the SHAPE of the end of the blade... Hmmm....
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  11. I'd have agree. The pointed headstock on the Starcaster Strats looks out of place, like they had too many made, and where wondering what to do with them.
    It looks right at home on the Katana.;)
    Cheers, Barrie.
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  12. -r3-

    -r3- Squier-holic

    Jan 28, 2016
    NC Piedmont
    Didn't @Kenneth Mountain have one of these at one time? For some reason I'm thinking of a old post I read once upon a time that had good pics of one that somebody on here had.
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  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2015
    Wow. I'd need to learn EEP OP ORK AH AH if I owned one of those babies.
  14. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-Axpert

    not this guy - never saw one in the wild ?
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  15. sconniesquier

    sconniesquier Squier-Meister

    Aug 16, 2017
    I could teach you Uncle Joe. I gigged with Jet Screamer towards the end of his career. He was just a shell of a man by then due to the drugs and alcohol.
  16. SquierTap

    SquierTap Squier-holic

    Jul 14, 2018
    Nashville, Tn
    Hell yeah! "That means I love you!!!"

    I laughed my @ss off when I read that, man...
  17. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Squier-Nut

    Sep 6, 2014
    I really wish they would do a new Performer model, using the same cool colors.
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  18. aoresteen

    aoresteen Squier-Nut

    Oct 31, 2011
    Newnan, GA
    A few years ago I was chasing a Katana but never found one at the right price. The tuners scared me. Still, I'd like to have one.
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