Got given this old 86-88-ish Squier, need more info.

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  1. h410G3n

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    So, this guy fell into my lap from an old colleague of mine. It's seen some heavy use, but man this neck is great. Needs some fretwork badly though, and some other electronics stuff sorted. MIJ and all that jazz. Is it worth it to put some effort into getting this guy up and running?
     
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    Yes. Clearly.
     
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    budda Do not criticize as this Contributor

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    It was free? Then yes, fix it up.
     
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    Fix it up!
     
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    If it's free, yes! Mod the heck out of it!
     
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    I take it back. Keep it original as much as possible. A Japanese Squier is a collectors item I think.

    Model
    Model Number: 27-6800
    Model Name: Contemporary Stratocaster
    Series:
    Body
    Colors: Black (506), Torino Red (558), Arctic White (580)
    Body:
    Neck
    Neck Shape:
    Neck Material: Maple
    Number of Frets: 22
    Fret Size: Medium Jumbo
    Fretboard Radius: 12” (305mm)
    Fretboard Material: Rosewood
    Nut Width:
    Scale Length: 25.5” (645.7mm)
    Electronics
    Pickup Configuration: HSS
    Pickups: 1 Humbucking (Bridge), 2 Single Coil AlNiCo (Middle, Neck)
    Pickup Switching: 3 Mini Switches
    Controls: Volume Tone
    Hardware
    Hardware: Chrome
    Tuners: Gotoh
    Bridge: Vintage Style Tremolo
    Pickguard: None
    Neck Plate: 4-Bolt with Micro Tilt
    Miscellaneous
    Unique Features: Painted Headstock, Side Mounted Jack, 2 String Trees
    MSRP: $379
    Country of Origin: Japan
    Introduced: 1986
    Discontinued: 1988
     
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    Yeap that is some vintage collector shit right there. Don't hack it up just get it cleaned and a good setup.
     
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    Nice! I love me an 80's MIJ Fender
     
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    Clean it up, fix the frets and if you don't like the sound of the pickups, I would pull out the full electronics and install new one instead of just taking out the pickups and messing with the original wires and all that so in case you want to sell it for a good money you can sell it with the original electronics being actually original. And I mean... if you are putting 3 new pickups in it how much more is 2 pots, 3 mini switches and an output jack? Just a few more coins, not that much...
     
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    CanserDYI Beauty can't be seen through the eyes

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    Dude that thing is oozing cool, like shit it's all over.
     
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    Thank you so much fellas, I knew I didn’t want to hack it up but maybe I can make this a baritone guitar maybe. The thing is, I suspect this is a 24.75 so it’s even rarer than I thought and a B tuning wouldn’t really have the spank in that scale anyway. Either way it’ll get the love it deserves, seriously the neck has a gorgeous feel. Fb edges plus the edges on the headstock rolled off nicely, great playability all over. Great neck finish too, and the saddles say «FENDER» and feels sturdy so I think the bridge has some good metal in it.
     
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