Re: Squier II Strat
- From: Squier <squier@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2010 14:55:44 -0500
Mark Bedingfield <atari030@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 27/11/2010 4:53 AM, mkm wrote:
Many years ago I bought a Fender Squier II Strat for my son. He never
learned to play it and it has been in my room for years.I am now
considering installing my Roland pickup for the GR-1 synth. I know as
soon as I pull it out he is going to want to sell it, so I would prefer
to buy it from him.
I would like to know what I have and what it is worth approx.(what he
would get for it).
I bought this guitar new from Gordon Miller Music in Baltimore and I
always dealt with the owner Jeff Miller so I have no doubt it is genuine
Headstock says Squier II Stratocaster by Fender.
Back of neck near neck cover plate has a sticker that says "N021254".
Not sure if that is a zero or letter O.
On the cover plate is an "Inspected by" sticker with handwritten
initials and the date "2/90"
One site says N+ six digits is 1993-1994 Japan but that does not match
with inspected 2/90
Any help with year, origin and approx value would be greatly appreciated.
G'day, Squier II's are generally good guitars but not worth a lot. They
are either Japanese or Korean and date around 1990-92. Their bodies are
usually ply but very resonant all the same. Some are alder or Basswood
tho. The electronics aren't too flash but once upgraded you'll have a
instrument that will sound and play as good as any Strat. Some actually
like the stock electronics mind you.
+1 on what mark said. also - a small detail (but important) you will
probably find that the neck is slightly narrower than current MIA or MIM necks
in that the nut is usually 1 5/8" on those necks versus the MIA 1 11/16" nut.
Then the neck tapers to the neck pocket at a slightly narrower profile.
or... if you would try to fit a current MIM or MIA Strat neck to your guitar
it would take a little work at the neck pocket (or at the end of the neck).
The MIK's that usually fetch more money are called the "Pro Tone" series
that I think (from offhand memory) were made in the mid 90's (but don't
quote me on that).
Here's an example (google search came up with it)
and no I am not the seller or anything like that -
I'm just offering an example of a higher price point MIK Squier/Fender guitar.
- Re: Squier II Strat
- From: Mark Bedingfield
- Re: Squier II Strat