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Anyone here have a JV Squier tele?

 
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 7:10 am    Post subject: Anyone here have a JV Squier tele? Reply with quote




It's the guitar that made the Fender USA engineers cry back in '82.

"Everybody came up to inspect them and the guys almost cried, because the Japanese product was so good - it was what we were having a hell of a time trying to do."
Dan Smith, Director of Marketing, Electric Guitars, Fender USA.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are the ones made by Greco (Fender Japan) right? Prolly be okay, but not worth the hype and inflated prices.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The new classic vibe tele with brass saddles pwns that thing.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More Cowbell wrote:
The new classic vibe tele with brass saddles pwns that thing.


It definitely doesn't.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BacchusPaul wrote:
More Cowbell wrote:
The new classic vibe tele with brass saddles pwns that thing.


It definitely doesn't.


maybe not. but aren't those squiers like shown above a ridiculous price now?
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More Cowbell wrote:
BacchusPaul wrote:
More Cowbell wrote:
The new classic vibe tele with brass saddles pwns that thing.


It definitely doesn't.


maybe not. but aren't those squiers like shown above a ridiculous price now?


They are aye, as much as any vintage gears is at a ridiculous price. They are still top fucking drawer guitars though, and represent a high point for Squier that they have sort of been forced not to meet ever since. These Squiers were better than the American guitars remember.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its not hard to beat a 78-85 american fender. They sucked ass.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Its not hard to beat a 78-85 american fender. They sucked ass.


That's true, aye, from what I've heard, like.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've played a couple and they are amazing. Too bad the market caught on and sent the prices up.

Japanese guitars by and large are very good - I still prefer my MIJ Mustang to my '67 Duo-Sonic.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DuoSonicBoy wrote:
I've played a couple and they are amazing. Too bad the market caught on and sent the prices up.

Japanese guitars by and large are very good - I still prefer my MIJ Mustang to my '67 Duo-Sonic.


I saw a 1985 MIJ Fender 50's Strat at my local shop today.It is black with a V shape neck in mint condition,$599.It's nice but not as accurate a reissue as those JV Squiers.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

timhulio wrote:
These are the ones made by Greco (Fender Japan) right? Prolly be okay, but not worth the hype and inflated prices.

yea, that's what I understand. they were made at the fujigen factory. the early ones used left over greco parts and some american pickups.
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