Japanese Fender Serial Numbers

What’s the difference and how can you tell? The serial number of your guitar will begin with one of the above lettering sequences. Fender Japan used all of the above lettering sequences for the serial numbering of their guitars and basses over the years, and knowing this first will help you determine the year of manufacture. These stamps can be found in different locations on your guitar, so now I’ll tell you where you need to look to find these markings There will be 5 numbers also engraved after the “JV” lettering. Fender “JV” guitars were only made from to

Japanese Fender Serial Numbers

These models were Fender models and not Squier models. The Squier series were also made available for the Japanese market in October , which incorporated small changes compared to the export Squier series. The large Fender logo of the export Squier series was soon changed to a large Squier logo.

Fender JV models had the serial numbers engraved into either the neck plate or bridge. Many also have penciled neck dates () you can only see when the neck is removed from the body of the guitar.

Pflugerville, TX danny hare said: Not unless there is a stamp on the heel of the neck you’ll have to take it off to find that. Fender doesn’t have detailed records on anything prior to That’s why a lot of even more recent guitars you can only narrow it down to a year or two range, because sometimes months pass between when a neck is made and when it is assembled onto a body to make a complete guitar. As I understand it, Fender builds necks and bodies in big batches on separate assembly lines, then those parts go into storage until needed by the main assembly line where complete guitars are put together.

Serial numbers are applied to the necks when they are made, not when they are assembled onto a body. Bodies are not serialized or reliably dated, they usually only have a bar code tag with the part number. When they need more of a certain type of neck 21 or 22 fret, maple or rosewood fingerboard, different headstock decal, etc they grab a container of them out of storage. Depending on their production schedules, often the necks and bodies are not even used in the order they were made.

Oh, and Squiers are even less uniform about the serial numbers and keeping records since they were mostly made by subcontractors in factories not owned or operated by Fender.

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Bass 6 , to Typical wear on a ‘s Fender maple fingerboard. Fingerboard Material Maple fingerboard, s:

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The Performing Artist Series feature a more parallel neck profile with a slimmer taper at the 12th fret, giving the guitar comfortable width in the first few frets plus a faster feel for lead-work up the neck. The new smaller bridge design reduces mass and increases the soundboard’s tonal response. This is an excellent sounding acoustic, with a very round tone and good projection. Plugged in the tone is more natural than most other saddle transducers I’ve used and while the EQ’ing is limited, the mid-scoop design can change the character of the tone very distinctly, from tones similar to a dreadnought, jumbo, or even a parlor size.

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Well, Fender stopped using Fuji Gen Gakki to build their guitars. They switched to Tokai and Dyna to build their Japanese guitars after These guitars are often called Crafted in Japan or CIJ guitars because of the stamp on the neck heel.

Jul 28,  · I know this has been covered before, but I just pulled the neck from my 62RI and found no date on the neck or body. The only number I find on the guitar is the AXXXXXX number on the bridge.

These models were Fender models and not Squier models. The stratocasters had Fender USA pickups installed and were made for the Japanese market only and not for export. The Squier series were also made available for the Japanese market in October , which incorporated small changes compared to the export Squier series. The large Fender logo of the export Squier series was soon changed to a large Squier logo. The SQ Squier series was introduced in late to early Squier Vista Series[ edit ] In , Squier began to manufacture the Vista Series, which saw them introducing their own unique guitar designs independent from the Fender mother company for the first time.

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The V.C. Squier Company manufactured strings for violins, banjos, and was established in by Victor Carroll Squier in Battle Creek, , the company was acquired by , Squier became defunct as a manufacturer and a brand name for strings, as Fender opted to market its strings under the Fender brand ry: Musical instruments.

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Oct 04,  · The JV serial number would make it a August – Oktober, so it would be even more unlikely that it had a Fender logo instead of a Squier one. – guitar information and forum about JV – Japanese Vintage fender squier stratocaster guitars, squier telecaster and basses.

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Jan 29,  · Having never owned a JV, but being in love with Japan made Strats & Teles, I recently fell into a JV Squier Jazz Bass. I am a guitar player but couldn’t pass it up at $ US. It was on Craigslist in Wa State.

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Oct 24,  · Has anyone created an SQ serial # monthly dating chart that narrows the range of dates better than summer thru for these MIJ gems?

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Dating see fenders and he owes me the best electric basses. Billy squier jv was issued in electric guitar is older than this page. Ade fender usa, or cij series.

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