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Squier JV 1983

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  1. Guitarmageddon

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    It's because those Fullerton AVRI's were made in small numbers, they are more vintage accurate with a nitro type finish, they are made in the USA, and because of the logo....
     
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    Also made in the original Fullerton factory by some of the current and more renowned custom shop master builders (john Cruz, etc)
     
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    yeah I know, but even then the Squier branded JVs are no slouches either. Definitely not comparable to a modern affinity budget guitar.
     
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    All they changed at that time was the name on the headstock.
     
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    And now you can go see if its registered on 21frets too no? Amazing guitar! You've got to get it back together and see if it goes "Kaclang!"
     
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    Put it back together and enjoy it. Leave it alone!

    Cool gift from your dad and welcome aboard. Bet it won't be your last strat either. ;)
     
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    Both Fender US and the "new" Fender Japan (more precise: the Fujigen Gakki company) were working on a vintage reissue around 1982. When Fender US saw the first Japanese reissues they could hardly believe how good they were. For this reason it was decided to put US pickups into at least the Japanese export models, to make people believe the reason for the astonishing sound and quality of the Japanese guitars were the US pickups (which do not really sound any different than the Japanese pickups from that time)
     
  9. stratman323

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    If you mean the early AVRI pickups some of the JVs had, I agree with you. Excellent pickups in every way.
     
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    I can't agree with that at all. "The Japanese pickups from that time" (or shortly after) were generic plastic bottomed alnico pickups. I had them in my 1987 FJ Contemporary Strat. They were OK, but nothing to write home about. The Fullerton AVRI pickups were something special though, which is why they sell for so much when sold separately today. You can barely give away the ordinary Fender Japan plastic bobbin pickups from the 1980s.
     
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    I'll take them if they're free...
     
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    The staggered pole plastic bobbin Fender Japan NONRWRP middle pickups with black and white leads on all 3......are a lower wind than the flat pole alnico from the Contemporary, huge difference in sound. the ones I had in my ST-57 sounded almost identical to Fender 57/62's
     
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    We are talking about the 1982/83 pickups, not anything from 1987. They looked identical to the US pickups, having the same staggered pole pieces and black fibre bobbins, but can easiliy identified by the black and white plastic wires vs. the cloth wires of the US pickups. Another difference was that the US pickups had the dark plain enamel wire while the non-US pickups had copper-coloured wire (from the colour my guess is rather poly than formvar)

    I had them in a 1982/3 sunburst 57 JV Squier back then. This guitar was bought in Germany but did not have the US pickups sticker on the pickguard that normally the export models had, otherwise everything was the same. I do not remember if it had the export or domestic stamp in the neck pocket, probably the domestic. I have a CAR and pink JV Squier from 1983, these have the same pickups, well all the domestic ones had in fact.

    Here are pictures from my metallic pink 1983 JV Squier:
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    Well in that case, I have neither seen nor heard them.

    I don't suppose that Fender labelled these pickups to let us all know what they are, did they? :sneaky:
     
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    Okay guys. So what pickups in his JV. Usa or MIJ?
     
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    Thi doesn't look like export model. More likely domestic for japan model
     
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    Cloth wire = US pickups !
     
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    Got one of those new for my 14 th birthday, played it a couple years and sold it to get a Jackson. At the time never would have thought they would have been so desirable. In my circle back then you had to play a Jackson or Kramer to be cool
     
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    Fullerton USA!!!
     
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    Nice!!! Thank you for the answers :cool:
     
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