The initial early run of 'JV' Squier instruments made in Japan in the 1980's are now revered as classics among many players, due to their affordability and build quality. Fender continued to make Squier guitars in Japan on and off throughout the '80s, and this 1987 Squier Stratocaster is a great example of a later period, affordable Japanese made Squier guitar.
Featuring an Alder body and Maple neck, this 1987 Squier Strat stays fairly true to the vintage style spec of other MIJ Fender models. Although more modern than the Fender Japan '57 & '62 reissues, the body is fitted with a set of three vintage voiced single coil pickups that offer that typically bell-like Strat chime. The neck has a comfortable modern 'C' neck profile, and the headstock is fitted with a set of Gotoh tuners. The electronics are original, and feature the standard smaller sized Japanese made pots and pickup selector switch.