This arrangement benefited Fender because it removed the Greco Fender copies from the Japanese market, which were selling in Japan at much lower prices than the American made Fenders and it also benefited Kanda Shokai because Kanda Shokai could then distribute Japanese made Fender branded guitars in Japan. These models were Fender models and not Squier models.
Early USA made Squiers had a 00XXXX serial stamp on the neckplate with no letter prefix and no serial number on the headstock. Some Squiers that are sold only in the Chinese and Asian markets are made by Axl in China.
The rarest early ones had a 4 digit decal on the headstock and vintage style tuners Spec Sheet Model Name: Squier US Standard Stratocaster. Fingerboard: Rosewood 014-1000 or Maple 014-1002, 9.5 Radius 241mm. These guitars usually have the serial number starting with CXS; with the X standing for Axl.
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. 1 Squier Guitars 1982-present edit 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.
Yamano Gakki was known for once being part of Epiphone Japan.
Kanda Shokai owned the Greco brand name and one of the conditions of the Fender Japan agreement was that Kanda Shokai cease production of its own Greco Fender copies. Acoustic guitars edit Squier MA-1 Electric guitars edit Original edit Squier 51 Squier Jagmaster Squier Venus 1997-1998 Squier Super-Sonic 1997-1998 Squier Stagemaster Fender Copies edit Squier Duo-Sonic Squier Stratocaster Squier Telecaster Squier Jazzmaster Squier Jaguar Squier Mustang Electric bass edit Squier Precision Bass Squier Jazz Bass Squier Jaguar Bass Squier Mustang Bass Squier Deluxe Active Jazz Bass Squier Telecaster Bass Squier Dimension Bass Squier Bronco Bass Squier Bass VI Amplifiers edit Squier 15 Instrument series edit Squier JV SQ series edit The first Fender Japan models introduced in May 1982 were the 19 series, which were Fender Stratocaster models ST 57-115, ST 57-85, ST 57-65, ST 62-115, ST 62-85, ST 62-65 and the Precision Bass models PB 57-95, PB 57-70, PB 62-98, PB 62-75.
Vintage Modified guitar models include Stratocasters, Telecasters, Jaguars, Jazzmasters and Mustangs. Some late 80 s and early 90 s examples held a serial number with the prefix M followed by 7 numerals, although there is much that is not known about these guitars and their exact date of manufacture as Squier were undergoing a transitional period at this time making precise dating difficult.
The bass lineup features Precision and Jazz basses including fretless versions of both, Jaguars and Telecasters, with five-string and short-scale models featured in the range. The majority of Vintage Modified instruments are available only in right-handed configurations. They featured a high gloss maple neck with both rosewood and maple fretboard options and a slimmer 40mm body.
Until the introduction of the Fender Squier series, Fender had never produced lower priced guitars based on its main Stratocaster and Telecaster models and had always used different model designs for its lower priced guitars.