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14-Aug-2016 22:09

These stamps can be found in differentlocations on your guitar, so now I'll tell you where you need to look to find these markings... acronym for "Japan Vintage" On these guitars you will find the letters "JV" stamped/engraved into the neck plate of the Stratocasters and bass guitars and on the bridges of the Telecasters and other guitar models.

There will be 5 numbers also engraved after the "JV" lettering.

You will find the MADE IN JAPAN stamp on the heel of every guitar's neck, without variation.

On Stratocasters and bass guitars, you will find the serial number just below this stamp, also on the heel of the neck.

The Squiers will typically go for less money because they're "Squiers" and not "Fenders" but other than that, there seems to be very little difference.

Your best bet for info is really just the guitar itself. I have an '85 MIJ Squier for example and the neck is stamped "ST-362" which tells me the neck is a '62 reissue. What's more is on mine there is a date hand written on the end of the neck heal...

The same seems to apply to the "Contemporary" MIJ Strats of this era as well.

In other words I -know- my '96 is a '96 because I bought it brand new in '96 and the neck and body stamps verify this.

With an older or used instrument though, if it's not marked there's no way to be absolutely certain.

Squier Electric Guitars, by Fender, were introduced in 1983 and became the first 'officially authorised' instruments to replicate Fender's designs - in particular the Squier Stratocaster and Squier Telecaster.

Placing an emphasis on affordability, Squier by Fender instruments have given new players the opportunity to learn using a quality instrument that closely resembles those played by their heroes.

The same seems to apply to the "Contemporary" MIJ Strats of this era as well.

In other words I -know- my '96 is a '96 because I bought it brand new in '96 and the neck and body stamps verify this.

With an older or used instrument though, if it's not marked there's no way to be absolutely certain.

Squier Electric Guitars, by Fender, were introduced in 1983 and became the first 'officially authorised' instruments to replicate Fender's designs - in particular the Squier Stratocaster and Squier Telecaster.

Placing an emphasis on affordability, Squier by Fender instruments have given new players the opportunity to learn using a quality instrument that closely resembles those played by their heroes.

On later Fender JV models, the "MADE IN JAPAN" can be found on the heel of the guitar neck, just above the metal neck plate.