Squier 1984 MIJ Strat, 2-tone sunburst with maple board. JV serial guitars were the first instruments Fender ever manufactured in Japan, made in 1982-84 at the legendary FujiGen Gakki plant. Late CBS-era (late 70s-early 80s) USA made Fender instruments had become notoriously inconsistent in quality, and the first arrivals from Fender Japan were met with great joy and amazement: this was how they were meant to be made. This example is an SST30 model from 1984. These came in rosewood and maple board variations, this is a very clean example of the maple model. It's in seriously good shape for it's age! The build quality of these guitars is rightfully legendary, and everything here is immaculate: fretwork, neck pocket, wood selection... it's all 100% bang-on. This is definitely highly collectable, but even better: it's highly playable. Great investment!
Model: Squier Stratocaster, SST30 model
Made: Japan, Fujigen plant, neck dated 5 Apr 1984 (serial JV90119)
Finish: 2-tone sunburst, 1-ply white guard
Neck: maple with maple board, dot inlays
Pickups: Fender Japan ST Single (ceramic bar style)
Case: Fender 80s faux-leather gig-bag (very cool!)
Cosmetic condition notes: Mild finish wear. There's some minor scratches, dimples and dings around the front and back of the body, as well as a ding on the back near the neck plate. The guard has some minor play-wear. Stamped saddle bridge and other chrome parts have aged nicely, there's some cool discoluration on the bridge especially. Overall: very good condition (8/10)
Playing condition notes: Action is low, neck is straight, intonation is good, truss rod works. All electrics tested and working properly. Playing with majesty!