I have a White Squier Stratocaster with Maple Neck and Gold Fingerguard that looks like the artwork for this forum. It was supposed to be "limited edition" when I bought it used in 2016 I believe. I didn't think it was anywhere near rare or anything...
Yes, now I'm sure of it, the neck is from SQ, it's dated 1983, and given that there are double holes, there are no more questions. I have another strat, a JV early CAR, just for information and I don't collector...Many thanks to everyone!This guitar has already been discussed at length back in August at Strat-Talk.
What is this model? Squier 1983?
Myself, I suspect the neck is not original to the body/neckplate. The screw holes are worn and at least one is double drilled plus the date is kinda early for an A serial. Could be original and an oddball but I think somebody (like me) wanted a maple board and swapped it from an SQ model.
There are some Japanese Squiers not made by Fujigen. The Vista series models.First off, there is NO such thing as a "Rare" Squier. ALL Japanese Squiers were made by Fujigen Gakki and under contract FG made literally THOUSANDS of Squiers each decade. There were Squiers ONLY meant for the Japanese (Asian) Domestic Sales, ones ONLY for the "World" (primarily Europe) and of course ones for North and South America.
In recent Decades, many many Japanese and European market models have been sold into the USA>Canada market, just check out EBay any day.
Your's if it's not partially faked, is a Japanese Domestic model Squier, there are probably a 1000 just like it floating about Japan, Korea and Taiwan, even China, in various colors. So as a "J Domestic" it's hardly rare, as a J model in the US used, there may only be under a hundred that "drifted" here, but big deal it's not a One Off or a Custom Shop Limited Edition or something.
Japanese and most Korean Squiers, Pro Tones, "Squier Series" Fender MIJ guitars are as great sounding as American Made contemporary guitar, and better than MIM model, so Enjoy. But you don't have a "Collectors" guitar.
I worked for Fender 1972-1999
There was one CTC model on reverb four years ago that has an "order" stamp on the neck. The body is in natural color which wasn’t a color for this model as they just came in black. Looking at the picture of the neck pocket this isn’t a refinish, otherwise you could see black paint residue. So I think this indeed was an order made Squier. I don’t know more about this topic but it seems like they exist.Question: There were "Customer Special Order" JV Fenders. Did they do that with JV Squiers?
No. Usual stamp.I have never seen such stamps on the necks? Could this mean a special order?