origine et datation des guitares SQUIER par le N° de série Japanese Squiers For Japanese Squier serial number dating, see Fender's serial number dating service.The Japanese MIJ (Made in Japan) Squiers were made by Fuji Gen up to 1997 and the Japanese CIJ (Crafted in Japan) Squiers were made by Tokai and Dyna from 1997.
The Fender Contemporary Telecaster models used the same tremolo systems as the Fender Contemporary Stratocaster models.
bridge in terms of intonation and string height adjustments.
It’s easy to identify the Fender US approach as more appealing, having more craftsmanship invested in it; however, it has been said that refretting the Japanese style board would be an easier job, which may be true or may not.
I’ve owned all three US versions of the Fender Yngwie Malmsteen Stratocaster, and although I got rid of the earliest model, I still have the next two models, which are much closer in spec and appearance, and by far the two you’re most likely to find out there today.
The guitars would be made at the Fuji Gen Gakki factory, Matsumoto, Japan, and the Greco team were chosen to build the new Fender guitars...
(More) ender Japan did an outstanding job of manufacturing the Japanese Vintage (JV) instruments, their reputation has become known the world over.
The JV has maintained a high resale value and also highly regarded as one of the finest guitars/basses in the world today.
I have tried to include as much info as possible in reference to Fender/Squier JV guitars and Basses.
The original 88 version is quite distant from what Yngwie plays today, with its little round neck, thin vintage frets, two-point trem etc.
However, what bugged me about it was the way truss rod adjustments could only be made at the heel. If you own a scalloped neck somewhere like the North East, where half the year is terribly humid and the other half is terribly dry, you need to get in and make adjustments, and it’s just too much of an operation with the first Malmsteen model — especially if you consider how we don’t always get truss adjustments right first time, and have to retune, let the neck settle, check, and tweak again.
There was a lower priced Fender Contemporary Squier model produced as well.