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It was established in 1890 by Victor Carroll Squier in Battle Creek, Michigan. By 1975, Squier became defunct as a manufacturer and a brand name for strings, as Fender opted to market its strings under the Fender brand name. Squier Company manufactured strings for violins, banjos, and guitars.I’m not going to be including late ‘80s Korean Squiers in this piece.I've now added a full study of the first Korean Squiers, which you find in The Truth About... But suffice it to say that the ‘80s Korean Squiers were inherently and consistently inferior to their Japanese predecessors, and they had what I’d describe as ‘double-take’ retail prices.The early '80s 'JV Series' Squier Strats were undeniably amazing value for money, representing as they did the premium Fender Japan product in Europe, at a budget price.But not all JV Strats were created equal, and in my experience their appeal fluctuated quite markedly.To this day, their violins are noted for their exceptional varnishes, and they command high prices as fine examples of early U. In the 1930s, Squier began making strings for the era's new electric instruments; the company also sold pianos, radios and phonograph records until divesting itself of all string-related products in 1961. Squier Company became an official original equipment manufacturer for Fender in 1963. By the mid-1970s, the Squier name was retired as the strings had taken the Fender name.Fender Musical Instruments Corporation entered the picture in the 1950s, when the V. Squier Company began supplying Southern California inventor and businessman Leo Fender with strings for his unusual new electric guitars. Before the Fender Squier line of guitars was introduced in 1982, Fender was making lower priced guitars such as the Fender Lead series at its Fullerton, California plant.
All Fender JV models had the serial numbers engraved into either the neck plate or bridge.
(I gave around 0-0 (used) for mine in excellent condition w/ohsc.) I still have my MIJ Fender Stratocaster (not Squier) from the 80`s, and at the time, it was better than the bottom line Strats that were being made in the USA.
I still find it superior to the Mexican, and some of the USA Strats.
I`ve seen a Squier strat described as made in Japan.
Is this known to be any better than other Squier strats- for example is this likely to have the same relationship to non-Japan Squiers as the made-in-Japan Fender strats have to non-Japan Fender strats? Squier Startocasters, and they are *very* nice guitars for the money.
Just MHO as always, of course the electronics & the stock pups were terrible..