Dating a squire bass
To make them stand out without competing directly with Fender's existing domestic models, these U.
Squier celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2002 by launching its new Series 24 instruments (referring to their 24 3/4' scale length).Meanwhile, as the flood of Asian Fender copies surged over Europe, Fender sought a competitive low-cost alternative.Accordingly, the long-dormant Squier name was resurrected and assigned to export versions of the new Fender Japan vintage models; these became known as Squier JV ("Japanese Vintage") instruments.These high-quality models featured minimal design changes, including a small Squier logo on the headstock where the "Original Contour Body" decal normally appeared, and a more cost-effective zinc tremolo block in place of the usual steel one.These early Squier JV models were produced until late 1984 and are highly sought after among collectors today for their quality and relative scarcity.Squier is Fender-sharing its product platforms, trademarks, standards and iconic designs.
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The Squier Showmaster Series, much like the HM Series of the 1980s, featured non-pickguard guitars with locking tremolos, multiple humbucking pickup configurations, black hardware and reverse headstock designs.
Music tastes at the time often ran to lower-than-low sub tones fueled by 7-string models, and Squier produced a short-lived 7-string Showmaster guitar.
Soon after their introduction, a new and larger Squier logo appeared, accompanied by the now-familiar "by Fender" logo.
In late 1983, as it had in Europe and Japan, Fender decided to import Squier instruments into the United States in order to compete with the many copies flooding the domestic market.
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