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1984 JV Squier SST-30 Stratocaster Black & New Hard Case

£789.00 + shipping






This SST-30 domestic market only Squier Stratocaster was made at the Fujigen factory and has a JV serial number  "JV12871" dating it to January 1984. It's a JV Squier that has a 5 way pickup selector (some have 3 way). These changed to 5 way in mid 1983. There's a pencil date of 14/01/1984 on the heel of the neck. Although the SST-30 was the lower level model of Squier and as such, had lower grade tuners & pickups the important neck is the same as other JV's including export models. The electrics look to be untouched and the pickups on these were SQ-3 with  ceramic pickups. 

The good thing about this guitar is that it is pretty much all original as far as I can tell. It has a missing back plate.

Regarding value, the cheapest JV I can find advertised in the UK is £849 for another domestic market so, with a new hard case thrown in, this is an excellent deal.

Please check out the gallery photos which show general condition, points of interest & the neck pocket & underneath the scratchplate.


Condition: This guitar is covered in scrapes and dents but these are in keeping with its age & I haven't repaired any of them as I think they add character. The frets are in good shape without indents and the Rosewood fretboard is good too. The trussrod operates correctly and the neck is nice and straight.  The tuners, bridge and nut are all good. The electrics all work as they should and the original pots and 5 way switch are in good shape too. Here are some specifications:

JV Squier Japan Stratocaster SST-30



Body Material Alder (poss Basswood) Body

Finish Black Polyester

Body Shape Stratocaster®

Weight 3.57kg



Neck Material Maple with Rosewood fretboard

Neck Finish Polyester

Neck Shape Slim "C" Shape

Scale Length 25.5 "(648 mm)

Fingerboard Material Rosewood

Fingerboard Radius 7.25 "(184.1 mm)

Number of Frets 21

Fret Size Vintage Style

Nut Material Bone

Nut Width 1.650 "(42 mm)

Position Inlays White Dots



Bridge pickup: SQ-3 Ceramic flat Pole Pieces

Middle pickup:  SQ-3 Ceramic flat Pole Pieces

Neck Pickup: SQ-3 Ceramic flat Pole Pieces

Controls Master Volume, Tone 1. (Neck Pickup), Tone 2. (Middle Pickup)

Switching 3-Position Blade: Position 1. Bridge Pickup, Position 2. Middle Pickup, Position 3. Neck Pickup. Pickup Configuration SSS



Bridge 6-Saddle Vintage-Style Synchronized Tremolo

Hardware Finish Chrome 

Tuning Machines: Fender Japan Kluson Style with Chrome Buttons

Pickguard 3-Ply Parchment White

Control Knobs White Plastic

Switch Tip White

Comes with new Black Hard Case

Hard Case


As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a new black hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £50 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that I won't ship a guitar in a gigbag

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.


Or, you can buy quickly and safely using the PayPal "buy now" button and I will ship to most UK addresses the next working day. Highlands and Islands can be slightly dearer but I'll keep the cost as low as I can.

I can accept credit card payments by phone and will also offer a small discount to purchasers using bank transfer payments.

Overseas customers are very welcome but please email me first for shipping quotes.

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