Squier by fender serial number dating
In the late 1970s and early 1980s Fender was facing competition from lower priced Japanese made guitars.
The lower priced Fender guitars were made in America and could not compete with the lower prices of Japanese made Fender copies.
In the early 1980s, Japanese labor and production costs were much lower than in America and to compete with the Japanese made guitars, Fender moved the lower priced Fender guitar production from America to Japan.
Fender were also losing sales in Japan to Japanese guitar brands such as Tōkai, Greco and Fernandes, and the establishment of Fender Japan would benefit Fender sales in Japan as well as overseas.
There will be 5 numbers also engraved after the "JV" lettering.
Fender "JV" guitars were only made from 1982 to 1984.
Until the introduction of the Fender Squier series, Fender had never produced lower priced guitars based on their main Stratocaster and Telecaster designs and had always used different model designs for their lower priced guitars.
As is, in the Seattle area, you could easily get 0 for it, without cleaning it up. Still only worth 0, and yours is worth every penny. By entering this site you declare you read and agreed to its Terms, Rules & Privacy and you understand that your use of the site's content is made at your own risk and responsibility.
Hi Jek, Start by checking the serial number, here is a basic guide for you, once having established the serial number, post it and we will tell you if its genuine.
Fender began negotiations with several Japanese musical instrument distributors and reached an agreement with Yamano Gakki and Kanda Shokai to establish Fender Japan.
and both were being made at the same time from 1994 till 1997.