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Japan Squier Strat 2 stamped neck

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by Strat Advocate, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Strat Advocate

    Strat Advocate New Member!

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    Oct 19, 2014
    Willamette Valley
    I'm the original owner of this mij squier strat. I never noticed until just recently there is a 2 stamped on the back of the neck. Does this indicate the neck and/or guitar is a factory 2nd?
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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-a-holic Strat-Talk Supporter

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    41
    Apr 19, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    Never seen that before - I have never heard of any factory 2nd being released, either the guitars were good enough and passed QC or they were fixed or destroyed....
     

  3. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    I've never seen that before either. Strange.
     

  4. Strat Advocate

    Strat Advocate New Member!

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    Oct 19, 2014
    Willamette Valley
    Here's a response from Fender...Hello,

    That is not a thing we would have done. This guitar is very old, and made overseas, before we acquired the company, so there is really no way for us to properly identify what the guitar is or why it is marked as such. An "E + 6 digits" Made in Japan serial number would put that guitar anywhere from 1984-1987.
     

  5. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    57
    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Well if it's from after 1985 Fender are wrong. The current company bought the Fender name in 1985, so anything made after that date was ordered by Fender Japan from their contractor (Fujigen) on behalf of the parent Fender company. And Fender Japan didn't change in any way (as far as I know) in the 1984-7 period, it's the same company set up in 1982.