What is this model? Squier 1983?

jff067

Strat-Talk Member
May 9, 2022
23
India
I think you can be pretty sure you have a CST 30 but with a maple board. Although not listed in the catalogue Fuzzfaced does say on that very page that not every guitar that came off the line matched catalogue specs and obviously they were producing maple board necks alongside for other body colours.

Yours however does have a characteristic combination of parts that show it to be produced in the CST 30 era.
It has ceramic pups. It does have a serial beginning with A on the neck plate. That neck plate does carry the big Fender 'F'. The body is basswood. The tuners are Gotoh.

Either it's a factory deviation from spec (to fill and despatch an order say when they had no dry black 3 bolt bodies or else it's just Fender using up parts at a crossover point in specs and supplies which don't marry up exactly and as such is just good business sense) which is perfectly possible from Fender Japan or.... it's had a neck change after at some point for another from the same era. My money would be on factory.
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jff067

Strat-Talk Member
May 9, 2022
23
India
I think you can be pretty sure you have a CST 30 but with a maple board. Although not listed in the catalogue Fuzzfaced does say on that very page that not every guitar that came off the line matched catalogue specs and obviously they were producing maple board necks alongside for other body colours.

Yours however does have a characteristic combination of parts that show it to be produced in the CST 30 era.
It has ceramic pups. It does have a serial beginning with A on the neck plate. That neck plate does carry the big Fender 'F'. The body is basswood. The tuners are Gotoh.

Either it's a factory deviation from spec (to fill and despatch an order say when they had no dry black 3 bolt bodies or else it's just Fender using up parts at a crossover point in specs and supplies which don't marry up exactly and as such is just good business sense) which is perfectly possible from Fender Japan or.... it's had a neck change after at some point for another from the same era. My money would be on factory.
Thanks, this is amazing!
 

jff067

Strat-Talk Member
May 9, 2022
23
India
Hi, I am the guy who write on Fuzzfaced. I mean that Olympic White finish was avalable only with rosewood fretboard. As @SpeedKing said, not every guitar made at the factory matched the catalogue specs.
Oh great site!!! Ok, I understand now, all the parts on my guitar fit exactly, there are no extra holes and scratches, the neck says 1.28.83, I think now that this is not an assembly of two guitars, thanks for the help, I can send a few more photos...
 

jff067

Strat-Talk Member
May 9, 2022
23
India
sorry for my english i am writing through google,my friend who helped me with the translation is no longer available:(
 

jff067

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May 9, 2022
23
India
one more photo
 

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jff067

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May 9, 2022
23
India
Hi!What strings would you recommend for modern floating trem guitars?
 

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jff067

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May 9, 2022
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India
HI! Will these pickups be better than the ones on my guitar? The seller says they come from an old Japanese Strat.
 

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jff067

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May 9, 2022
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India
Sorry, my English is very bad, I may not formulate the question correctly, do these pickups have musical value and how much can they cost, is it possible to determine the manufacturer?
 

Guitarmageddon

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Apr 19, 2014
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Sorry, my English is very bad, I may not formulate the question correctly, do these pickups have musical value and how much can they cost, is it possible to determine the manufacturer?

I told you the manufacturer :) They are MAXON EXCEL pickups from probably a mid to late 1970s GRECO made Strat :) Alnico V is the magnet type. YES they have musical value, sound really good....and if they're like $60 US dollars or less I would buy them
 


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