Fender Japan JV Series

 

The first lineup of the commemorative JV series, released in 1982 as the "VINTAGE SERIES," consisted of 14 models: 8 electric guitars and 6 electric basses.

Model 57 Stratocaster ST57-115/85/65
Model '62 Stratocaster ST62-115/85/65
'52 Telecaster TL52-95/65
57 Precision Bass PB57-95/70
'62 Precision Bass PB62-98/75
Jazz Bass '62 JB62-115/75

 

Of these, the upper class ST57-115, ST62-115, TL'52-95, PB'57-95, PB'62-98, and JB'62-115 feature USA-made parts (pickups, pickguard, controls) and lacquer finish. The middle class Strat ST57-85 and ST62-85 feature USA-made pickups and lacquer finish. Strat ST57-65 and ST62-65 use USA pickups, although they are lower class models.

 

Of these, the higher-end models ST57-115, ST62-115, TL'52-95, PB'57-95, PB'62-98, and JB'62-115 use USA-made parts (pickups, pickguard, and controls) and lacquer finish. The middle class Strat ST57-85 and ST62-85 feature USA-made pickups and lacquer finish. Strat ST57-65 and ST62-65 use USA pickups, although they are lower class models.

The "JV Serial" is a serial number consisting of the letters "JV" and a five-digit number. The "Made In Japan" logo on the head is a unique feature of the period. However, this was not well received and was later changed to the side of the neck joint.

Also, if you look at the neck pocket, you can see stamps (Ⓐ, Ⓑ, Ⓒ) on the pocket for each grade.
Ⓐ 115、Ⓑ 85、Ⓒ 65

Rare and valuable early "JV Serial" model in the history of Fender Japan, and a superb collection of TC instruments!

 

'83 ST57-115 / T (#JV42648)

The "115" sticker on the back of the head, which indicates the price of 115,000 yen at that time, is still there.
The lightweight alder body has an impressive sound with a nice, sparkling tone.♪

SPEC】 【SPEC】.
BODY: Solid alder
NECK: 1 piece hard maple neck
FINGERBOARD: Maple
P.U.: Vintage PU x 3 (USA)
CONTROLS: 1 volume, 2 tone (USA)
PICKGUARD: 1 piece white (USA)
FINISH: Lacquer
WEIGHT: 3.25kg

'83 st57-115 / t (#jv41111)

The tight alder grain tightens the sound and produces a well-balanced vintage sound that is not limited to the mid-range.
It is a beautiful instrument with no paint burns or noticeable damage, and has a good sound, and is recommended for players as well as collectors.
 
SPEC】 【SPEC】.
BODY: Solid alder
NECK: 1 piece hard maple neck
FINGERBOARD: Maple
P.U.: Vintage PU x 3 (USA)
CONTROLS: 1 volume, 2 tone (USA)
PICKGUARD: 1 piece white (USA)
FINISH: Lacquer
WEIGHT: 3.6kg

'82 st57-115 / frd (#jv10554)

Fiesta Red color is very vivid.
There is a slight darkening on the fingerboard, but there are almost no noticeable flaws, and it is in miraculous mint condition!
The guitar is equipped with red bobbin USA pickups, which were common in the early days.
 
SPEC.
BODY: Solid alder
NECK: 1 piece hard maple neck
FINGERBOARD: Maple
P.U.: Vintage PU x 3 (USA)
CONTROLS: 1 volume, 2 tone (USA)
PICKGUARD: 1 piece white (USA)
FINISH: Lacquer
WEIGHT: 3.45kg

'82 ST62-85 / FRD (JV12068)

This is a middle class ST62-85, a '62 model with a slab-applied rose fretboard.
Equipped with early red bobbin USA-made pickups. Lacquer coating is applied.
The paint is not burned, the nut has been replaced, and the frets have been adjusted.
The bright color is sure to catch the eye on stage!
 
[SPEC
BODY: Solid alder
NECK: 1 piece hard maple neck
FINGERBOARD: Rosewood
P.U.: Vintage PU x 3 (USA)
CONTROLS: 1 volume, 2 tone (USA)
PICKGUARD: 3-ply white
FINISH: Lacquer
WEIGHT: 3.75kg

'83 tl52-65 / bld (#jv07979)

This model is in good condition with relatively little damage to the paint.
Like the original 52 Telecaster, it has a Bakelite pickguard, and each screw is a minus screw.
The moderately burnished blonde color makes it a recommended choice for players.
 
[SPEC].
BODY: Solid ash body
NECK: 1 piece hard maple neck
FINGERBOARD: Maple
P.U.: Vintage PU x 2
CONTROLS: 1 volume, 2 tones
PICKGUARD: Bakelite black
FINISH: Polyester
WEIGHT: 3.35kg