JV Squier By Fender MIJ Japan Stratocaster CST-45
1983 1970’s model Black
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Very original old 1983 JV Squier. Got some chips and dings as it has been used and the past owner for the last twelve years loved it and played it.
Flat pole SQ alnico pickups SQ-4
“45” Blue sticker on rear of peg head.
DM-30 original 5 Switch
CST(Domestic JV ‘Current Stratocaster Series’)
During 1983, another model made an appearance, this was the large headstock 70�s Stratocaster with a JV number, the CST-30S, CST-45, CST-50 and CST-55 (these were the Japanese domestic versions of the export SQ line)
These models appear to have begun life around April 1983, and (rather confusingly) start with a JV0xxxx number. It is (as yet) not completely clear as to why this was done, but it has caused a few problems with less knowledgeable buyers getting the impression that they were the first JV’s made. This of course is not so, as the first JV guitars had 1952, 1957 and 1962 appointments and were produced a full year earlier (from April 1982).
Colours and Pickups
CST-30s…….Black (BLK) with black plastic parts, and Olympic White (OWH) with a white pickguard and black plastic parts……..SQ-3 PU.
CST-45……..Black (BLK), with Black plastic parts, and Olympic White (OWH) with a white pickguard and black plastic parts…….SQ-4 PU.
CST-50………Black (BLK) with black plastic parts, 3 tone sunburst (3TS) with black parts, and Olympic White (OWH) with a white pickguard and black plastic parts………SQ-5 PU.
CST-55……….Pearl White (PWH), Candy Apple Red (CAR), Lake Placid Blue (LPB and Natural (NT)…..SQ-5 PU.
(CAR, PWH, LPB and Natural were introduced as custom colours).
(From Squier wiki)
- Model Number:
- Model Name: CST-45 Stratocaster
- Color: Black (BLK)
- Body Wood:
- Neck Shape:
- Neck Material: Maple
- Neck Plate:
- Number of Frets: 21
- Fret Size:
- Fretboard Radius:
- Fretboard Material: Maple / Rosewood Board
- Nut Width:
- Scale Length: 25.5”
- Pickup Configuration: S/S/S
- Pickups: Single Coil SQ-4
- Pickup Switching: 5-Way Switch
- Controls: Master Volume, Tone 1, Tone 2
- Hardware: Chrome
- Bridge: Vintage Style Synchronized Tremolo
- Pickguard: BLK – Black, OWH – White
- Unique Features: Black Plastic Parts, Large ‘70s Style Headstock
- Country of Origin: Japan
- Introduced: 1983