1982 JV ST62-115 Fender 1962 Japan Stratocaster LOW Ser# Killer Collector Find!
This is very early 1982 JV Fender Japan Stratocaster (maybe earliest one you will Ever get a chance to own!)
If you never heard of the JV Japan Strat's made in 1982.. Well you don't know Fender. Many, Including Many famous players and me say and agree these are AS CLOSE as Real Deal 1962 Pre CBS Strat as you CAN get. In Build, Tone, Playability, VIBE, MOJO, Value, Great Wood, GREAT GREAT Craftsmanship.. They do Not make them like this period.
This is 100% Original. Only issue if you call it that is the owner signed his name under the tremolo springs in a marker
Low Ser # JV00124
4-14-82 Neck Date. Slaboard THICK with Big Profile C Shape Neck. 42.64mm Nut.
21.79 @ 1st Fret
23.71mm @ 12th Fret
Nitro Finish Neck & Body... Blacklites out and glows like real Pre CBS
8206 pot dates.. that's 6th week 1982
Neck plate has pickle finish on edges like real; deal.. No Custom Shop Has This!
Saddles, tuners, screws.. All like Old School Fender.. Nickle!
101382 (1982) Pickup dates. Grey Bobbin, Alnico Magnets. Staggard Poles South Polarity, Dark Wire like 1960's Fender
Light Weight 7lbs 11 oz!
1 Piece Alder Body.. I bought this from Japan Collector, was told and far as I see it IS a 1 Piece.. If you get and think it's a 2 piece your wrong, but not to argue or give $ back or return because your anal and use this as trouble.. Sorry I never use the word mint, or the piece of body as over the years I get a anal person over this. I show the most pictures and video as anyone online and this isn't evilbay. I'm proven and my site shows that..:)
I have a few pictures next to a real 1962 Strat. The contours, nitro finish, and JUST Unreal. The wood they got and used in the JV era is..like I said. Never repeated since the early 60's. You do know Fender Japan Strat's were selling better than USA one's, they are better back then. Then Fender said.. shoot.. got to stop this.. hurting sales. Then start Mexican Fender.. Lets NOT go there
Now we see the white pickguard.. well no Strat had a green pickguard on since early 1965. Even the USA Fullerton 1962 had white. Look at this white one? Just like a real 1965.. Thick, 3 ply white, black, white. Correct shinny underside on guard and back trem cover.. Just like Vintage.
I have a pic with real 1962 pickup covers laying on top of Strat, these JV ones are as same!
The case is Tweed, but Quality lacquered over as Vintage days! Cool Pink inside.. Hey the Japan people are colorful...
Sale is for the JV Fender Strat with Case Only.. You won't be disappointed. Part of history.. Investment City.. and the Heck with all that. The Strat will blow your mind.. I'm done..:) Below is info & facts online about this Rare Find!
The Fender JV ST'57-115, ST'62-115 and TL'52-95
1). ST-115 Strat and TL-95 Tele: Flagship domestic Japan Fender JV:
Built early April 1982 to early / mid 1984
First ever JV's built (about two weeks before the first export Squiers)
1957 and 1962 style Strats, and a 1952 style Tele
Strats - Alder bodies , Tele - Ash (possibly sen?)
Fender USA made alnico pick-ups , electrics, hardware and plastic - Strats have a steel trem block and '62 Strats have a full size ground shield under the pickguard
3 way CRL switch
Usually stamped with a red 'A' in the neck pocket. (THIS JV DOES HAVE RED "A" STAMP)
Without doubt the most sought after Domestic JV models, especially the first JV0xxxx serials. During mid 1983 the decal style changed to a slightly smaller and less bold script (almost identical to original pre-CBS decals), the 'Made in Japan' designation also moved to the back of the neck where it meets the body. For want of a better description, we have called them first and second issue JV's
The ST-115 appears to be most sought after in the USA and Australia, though they are sold to collectors and players worldwide.
Manufactured roughly over a two year period, they are not easy to find, but a first issue decal Strat (as with all relevant models) will have the 'collectable' edge over a second issue decal guitar. And as with most vintage JV's, they are amazing players guitars!