#1
For several reasons:

1) It's a ****ing Stratocaster! You know, one of those old-people guitars with no humbuckers, only six strings and no coil splits!?

2) It's a ****ing Squier! You know, one of those Fender-wannabe, Chinese Walmart toy guitars that are basically pieces of plywood with scrap metal screwed on!

3) It's old! Who likes playing old guitars!? The newer the guitar, the better it must be.

Here's a preliminary pic:



Okay, so I had single coil GAS a few days ago and I found this beauty on ebay and I knew I had to strike!
It's a 1984 A series Squier Stratocaster made in Japan in the Fujigen factory (where Ibanez Prestiges are made). For those of you who know your vintage Squiers, this is basically a mix of an A series and a JV series. This guitar was made in the transition phase, so it's basically a JV with A electronics/hardware.

It's almost 30 years old, and it's ****ing MINT! I believe this has never really been played. The only signs of wear is a slight tarnish on a few of the bridge saddles and the pickup poles, but it's really minor.
Anyways, it's sounds and feels ****ing awesome. I dare say it is on par with contemporary US stratocasters. The tuners are not the best though. They keep tune just fine, but they are pretty hard to turn. The MIJ pickups are excellent - I'm in love with the clean sounds at position 2 and 4. It's everything I've ever loved about the sound of a strat. There's slight flame up the neck as well

I'll be sure to post some sound and probably a video when I get around to it, but for now, these pics will do the job:



#4
nice find. don't make me smack you with my cane for the old folks remark though. you're lucky i'm in my rocking chair and can't be bothered to get up.

enjoy and i think you'll find that there is some great sounds to be found in those single coil pups.
#7


The low E looks like its about to drift off the fingerboard though.
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#8
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The low E looks like its about to drift off the fingerboard though.

good call there. I didn't even pay attention to that. That doesn't look right.
#9
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The low E looks like its about to drift off the fingerboard though.


Hadn't even noticed that, haha! Doesn't affect playing even on the highest frets on the E string, but I'll try to shim the neck a bit when I'm changing strings next time
#10
Those Jap Squiers are nothing to shake a stick at. Great find!
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#11
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Hadn't even noticed that, haha! Doesn't affect playing even on the highest frets on the E string, but I'll try to shim the neck a bit when I'm changing strings next time

Judging by the pictures, re-shimming the neck isn't the only way to go about it. If you look at where the edge of the pickguard meets the bridge, the bridge is slightly misplaced to the left, which would partly explain why the string path isn't straight.
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#12
That's a beauty, nice photography also.

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#14
Looks like a 3-piece body. Most Squiers nowadays are made of bazilion pieces of junk wood. Good find!
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#15
Thats actually a little rare that guitar. Ive seen one in fiesta red, but that one wasent so mint as your's Take good care of it.
#16
That is a beautiful instrument, it's shots like that which make me want a decent strat and tele... mainly tele but a Strat would be awesome as well.

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#17
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Looks like a 3-piece body. Most Squiers nowadays are made of bazilion pieces of junk wood. Good find!

Most of them are made of 3 piece Alder, some times Basswood and Agathis.
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xFilth, nice score and it looks really minty. Congrats!

BTW, the A series were made from '85-'86. Still pretty solid ... just look at the full-sized trem block.

Also,

JV + 5 digits 1982-1984
SQ + 5 digits 1983-1984
E + 6 digits 1984-1987
A + 6 digits 1985-1986