Dating japanese made fender

(See above) any of the mid-1980s models will also have FENDER stamped on the neck plate.

Together, they designed a Telecaster that has a vintage 52 bridge and pickup with a true 52 Tele V shaped neck.

USA Fender wanted to stop the import of these guitars to the USA due to firing up their Mexican plant and due to the “too good” quality Japan was creating which competed with the USA models.Regarding quailty, I have owned many of both these Japanese guitars and it is a fallacy that the than the Mexican made guitars and rival many of the USA models.The JV and SQ guitars, as well as some of the E series, had USA parts (mostly pickups, switches, and potentiometers) that were shipped over to Japan to help speed up production while the new USA plant was being set up in Corona, California.On some guitars there is found an "EX" on the part numbers located on the neck socket of the body or the heal of the neck.This DOES NOT mean you have an EXTRAD but simply that you have a guitar that was meant to be EXPORTED!

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