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Is this an 'original' Fender JV 82 Strat?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Axegrinder2018, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. Axegrinder2018

    Axegrinder2018 Strat-Talk Member

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    Australia
    Hi guys, Very confusing info out there about how to identify original JV Stratocasters. So many things were not consistent it appears to me. Can anyone please help confirm the originality JV4.jpg JV5.jpg JV6.jpg JV7.jpg JV8.jpg JV9.jpg JV10.jpg s-l800.jpg JV4.jpg JV5.jpg JV5.jpg JV6.jpg JV7.jpg JV8.jpg JV9.jpg JV10.jpg s-l800.jpg of this JV for me.
     
  2. Axegrinder2018

    Axegrinder2018 Strat-Talk Member

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    Australia
    Sorry for posting doubles guys. Just getting the hang of this :)
     
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  3. JasonSD

    JasonSD Strat-Talker

    196
    Mar 30, 2011
    Phoenix, AZ
    Looks right to me.
     
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  4. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    It looks like a very nice original JV to me, I don't see any problems.
     
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  5. Mankonis

    Mankonis Strat-Talk Member

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    Oct 8, 2018
    London
    I agree. It looks all original. This ine was dedicated to japanese market I think. You can tell because of that blue sticker on the back of headstock.
     
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  6. Yves

    Yves Senior Stratmaster

    Jan 2, 2016
    London
  7. Axegrinder2018

    Axegrinder2018 Strat-Talk Member

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    Australia
    Thank you gentlemen. I appreciate you replies. What would one expect to pay for a JV like this today?
     
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  8. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-A-Holic Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 19, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    In Australia that's tough....in the USA about $900-1000......

    EDIT - I forgot it's been slightly modified....in USA I'd say about 700-800 tops now....
     
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  9. guitarman1984

    guitarman1984 Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 24, 2013
    Italy
    Components are All original.... But the wiring was obviously touched, I think it's clear. I believe someone added the copper foil shielding on the pickguard, which is not present in these JV stratocasters, and then grounded it together with the pickup wires.
    Red bottom pickup though pretty rare... .....
     
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  10. Jesse414

    Jesse414 Strat-Talker

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    Jan 1, 2019
    Wisconsin
    Nice shiny strat with maple neck. I approve... You may purchase now.:D I don't now what the price should be but I'm sure many of the very smart people on this forum will chime in soon:D
     
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  11. guitarman1984

    guitarman1984 Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 24, 2013
    Italy
    Such an example could fetch around 1000 euro in Europe. Maybe more due to the red bottom and because of the fender brand, maybe less if you are looking for a perfectly original example which is not the case.
     
  12. Axegrinder2018

    Axegrinder2018 Strat-Talk Member

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    Australia
    Thank you very much everyone for your valued comments. Yes the shielding has been installed, also a five way switch i believe. The rest is untouched and mint. Quality guitars are Expensive here in Australia, especially Fenders. I paid $1700 AUD for this, which in my limited opinion was a fair price here.. I Hope! :-D Perhaps it will appreciate over time, can i expect this to happen?
     
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  13. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-A-Holic Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 19, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    That's a bit over $1200 US.....maybe in 10-15 years.....i wouldn't count on it though....

    I'd say this is worth about 1400 AUD
     
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  14. sonny wolf

    sonny wolf Senior Stratmaster

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    46
    Aug 7, 2009
    austin texas
    Gorgeous guitar...those early Japanese reissues really hit the nail on the head!!
     
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  15. Swampash

    Swampash Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 13, 2012
    Here
    Jesus Christ, I wouldn’t have paid half that price. Sorry but true
     
  16. Axegrinder2018

    Axegrinder2018 Strat-Talk Member

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    Australia
    Thats fine, There are very few here available in Australia, if any really. There are some Squier JV's and they are asking $1200 +. Around the globe i could not find one period correct and in this condition for this money. Some 115's were asking $3000-$4000, crazy i know. I will put this under the bed and I am confident that i will get my money back for it, possibly more in time.
     
  17. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    That's fine, buying guitars is an option, it's not compulsory.
     
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  18. guitarman1984

    guitarman1984 Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 24, 2013
    Italy
    Maybe a little too much, but considering how few pop up for sale.... I know a friend in the USA paid 2200 dollars 3 years ago for one of the first issue (fender brand and Squier logo on the ball of the headstock)
     
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  19. macoshark

    macoshark Strat-Talker

    227
    Aug 30, 2016
    arizona
    Damm,that's one clean guitar. Cant imagine one being cleaner.
     
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  20. gotzz

    gotzz Strat-Talk Member

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    Aug 28, 2010
    Croatia
    You would pay the same amount for the same example with red bobbin pickups here in Europe. It's easy to remove the shielding and wire it with period correct wires, if you ever decide to do that.
    Enjoy your JV!
     
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