Squier E10 assembly mistake?

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  1. oldcodgeman

    oldcodgeman New Member!

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    I picked up this fantastic E10 today, which I think is unmodified, but I reckon there is an assembly mistake. Anyone else see it? Sorry, no prizes ;)

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  2. Mech

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    Random guess. If PG is orig., why no age coloration on knobs? Trem cover back plate on reverse? Whatever it is....you got a good one. Thoughts on that GLORIUS neck?
     
  3. nosmo

    nosmo Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    It's actually a "leftie", but they mounted the body upside down...?
     
  4. CB91710

    CB91710 No GAS shortage here Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    That backplate is interesting.... string through holes are correct for the body though.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Looks like the stagger on the backplate screws is backwards.
     
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    They came with an 8 hole, thick 1 ply pickguard. Lift the guard and you'll see the old holes.

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  7. oldcodgeman

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    You got it Viking! Thing is, I lifted the pickguard and it only only has holes for a 11-hole guard. Looking at the stickers on the neck pocket and the neck, both say ST-357 so I think maybe someone stuck the wrong pickguard on in assembly?
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  8. oldcodgeman

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    Yes, the neck is great! Pretty slim but feels at home as soon as you start playing.

    The top E is a little close to the edge, but maybe loosening the neck screws and adjusting the angle will help. Also, the truss rod works fine but is right at it's maximum tightness and the relief is just too high - just a hair's breadth but enough to bug me :(. When I can bear to put it down for long enough I'll try to put a gentle bend to correct it.
     
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  9. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    It's an ST-357, a Standard. The same thing happened with Japanese Standards. They probably temporarily ran out of 8 hole single ply scratchplates.
     
  10. oldcodgeman

    oldcodgeman New Member!

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    I heard the MIJ guitars were a bit inconsistent, so I guess the MIK ones were too. A temporary shortage of something, at least we don't get that these days...:rolleyes:
     
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    It is possible they put the wrong PG on it but they did comein a 50s type and a 60s type so perhaps you have a 50s neck and a 60s body, which amounts to the same thing as a wrong pickguard I suppose but is a more likely error.
     
  12. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    They came as rosewood or maple. All the bodies were 60s shape anyway, so it would be difficult to say.
     
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    I thought that too but then the neck pocket had the wrong sticker - M357. I assume the pickups, pots etc were the same regardless.
     
  14. Guitarmageddon

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    Expecting a 'Standard' model of late 80s Japanese or Korean Squier to have a 'correct' period pickguard based on the type of neck fretboard.....it will never work out, they were all over the place, and there is no rhyme or reason. These are not vintage re-issue models @oldcodgeman
     
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    Great looking guitar, wish it were mine.
     
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    Congrats on the purchase, nice looking Strat. Enjoy!