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Is this an 'original' Fender JV 82 Strat?

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  1. Axegrinder2018

    Axegrinder2018 Strat-Talk Member

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    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.
     
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    Axegrinder2018 Strat-Talk Member

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

    JasonSD Strat-Talker

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    Looks right to me.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It looks like a very nice original JV to me, I don't see any problems.
     
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    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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    Gorgeous!
     
  7. Axegrinder2018

    Axegrinder2018 Strat-Talk Member

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    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 Freak Strat-Talk Supporter

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    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 Freak Strat-Talk Supporter

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    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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    Gorgeous guitar...those early Japanese reissues really hit the nail on the head!!
     
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    Jesus Christ, I wouldn’t have paid half that price. Sorry but true
     
  16. Axegrinder2018

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    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.
     
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    That's fine, buying guitars is an option, it's not compulsory.
     
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    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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    Damm,that's one clean guitar. Cant imagine one being cleaner.
     
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    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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