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Squier strat in Live in Pompeii Gig

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by Stratstruck, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Stratstruck

    Stratstruck Strat-Talk Member

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    Dec 25, 2013
    Bangalore
    This is a screenshot of Chester Kamen playing a Squier strat in a dual with David Gilmour for the song "Money".. could you identify the model !!
     

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  2. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-A-Holic Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 19, 2014
    Windsor, Ontario, Canada
    Yep, it's a JV serial number from 1982/83, made in Japan....the best guitar to ever have a Squier logo on it.....
     

  3. Stratstruck

    Stratstruck Strat-Talk Member

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    Dec 25, 2013
    Bangalore
    Thanks..
     

  4. Stratstruck

    Stratstruck Strat-Talk Member

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    Dec 25, 2013
    Bangalore
    A better pic ..
     

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  5. DerRobert

    DerRobert Strat-Talk Member

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    Oct 28, 2017
    Leubsdorf
    So, essentially, for most of the concert a Japanese Squier and a partscaster, although a very famous one, were being used? That's just awesome! :D
     

  6. DerRobert

    DerRobert Strat-Talk Member

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    Oct 28, 2017
    Leubsdorf
    Also: I saw it and I just assumed Kamen played an expansive Fender Strat... :whistling: I'm amazed right now... :)
     
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  7. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Sep 24, 2017
    Newnan ,Ga.
    Looks like my Standard :whistling::whistling:
     
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  8. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    True. But there are those who consider those old JVs to be the equal of the early AVRIs, which is what Gilmour played for years till they dug the old black partscaster out of it's case at the Hard Rock Cafe. It's not exactly a Squier Affinity!

    Lots of other famous players probably also use JVs or Tokais, but we don't know about it because they replaced the decals with vintage type Fender decals. This guy obviously plays his JV with pride.
     
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  9. Ravenmore

    Ravenmore Strat-O-Master

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    Oct 9, 2017
    Cedar Park
    Wasn't SRV's #1 a giant cluster effe of a partscaster?
     

  10. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Clapton's black & brown Strats are arguably better examples of partscasters. But yes it saw a few changes!
     

  11. guitarman1984

    guitarman1984 Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 24, 2013
    Italy
    SRV played Tokais too!
     

  12. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master Strat-Talk Supporter

    Ah! He sanded off the Fender logo and put the Squier decal on!!
     

  13. alderre

    alderre Strat-O-Master

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    May 1, 2014
    New Braunfels
    A. Hipster?

    B. Starving artist?

    C. Troll?

    D. Badass
     

  14. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    A few nights ago I watched a gig I had saved on my hard drive a while ago - ELO live in Hyde Park. They had several guitarists, & one of them played a JV Strat in that strange pinkish shade of Fiesta Red they used at that time. Another one of the guitarists also had a Strat in the same colour & I think it was also a JV. It's hard to be sure about the second one but there's no doubt about the first one - the JV decal was very distinctive.
     

  15. StratGuy68

    StratGuy68 Strat-O-Master

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    Nov 9, 2008
    Illinois
    George Harrison had several Squiers. Here’s a fairly famous video of him playing a JV 50s Strat.
     
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  16. Fretmeltkid

    Fretmeltkid Strat-Talker

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    The original JVs were special guitars and even rumoured to have been equipped with US pickups

    the very first versions from early 1982 even had a Fender Logo in large and the Squier small
    they were way better than the stuff coming out of the US at the time and a far more accurate vintage reissue than the US ones too
     

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  17. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    Well they certainly appeared before the AVRIs. In what way were they "far more accurate"?
     

  18. Fretmeltkid

    Fretmeltkid Strat-Talker

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    The first US reissues had the incorrect finger board dot spacing and screw placing on the scratchplate
    i can recall playing the first Squiers and they felt right too! where as the early US stuff didnt have the vintage feel to it IMHO
     

  19. stratman323

    stratman323 Dr. Stratster Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Apr 21, 2010
    London, UK
    But with the exception of the very rare 115 model (rarely seen) the Japanese version had a poly finish, the AVRIs were finished in nitro. That's far more obvious when I'm playing the guitar than the dot spacing, which I never even notice. What's this about the screw spacing on the scratchplate? That's the first time I've heard anyone mention that. It's standard '62 spacing on both.