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86 Squire Jazz... Updated Ice Blue jpg
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burstCasino



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:19 am    Post subject: 86 Squire Jazz... Updated Ice Blue jpg Reply with quote

Howdy,

I was wondering if any wood experts might want to a gaggle at my 86 Squire. Its in a semi-stripped condition but some grain can be seen OK. This guy is a 86 made in Japan Squire 60s RI bass. I didn't really like the white, plus it had a big dent in the finish. Im planning on stripping, let the wood dry for a while, then its off to a matching headstock with Ice Blue Metallic nitro paint job. Might go the relic route since most of the hardware is almost there after 20 years. We'll see.

Anyhoo, Anybody want to give it a shot at guessing the wood type...



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm no expert, but I vote Alder.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like alder to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's three of us for alder...
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I am number three. I just didnt post before. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's strange, the poll disappeared for me!


where was it built? looks like alder to me, but different factories used different woods, could be agathis or poplar, but it really doesn't look like either
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2006 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's no missing the big picture here. Ahem.

Anyway, that be alder.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This guys a Made In Japan Squire with a 86 neck date.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the body after the stripping job..

Any more comments about the wood type...

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm going to have to agree with alder
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its American Alder from the mid west! Cool


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Useless, at this point, my opinion is, young Padawan.....but alder is the wood in question"
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How does everyone know that--from seeing so many? What gave it away?

Was that a sparkle white? What color is it going to be next?

Has anyone determined definitively when, if, or why Squier uses plywood? Back when I had one I tried to settle it once and for all and just got more confused. There wasn't a scratch on it after 15 years so I wasn't about to repaint it. How different are the necks from Fender necks? I am guessing that the main differences are the guts.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2006 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could'nt see the first picture for some reason, but the second picture, well I could smell the wood! Alder. Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2006 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mean to be Devil's Advocate Evil or Very Mad (yes, I do).

... but Japan Squier => isn't or wasn't Basswood was so readily available in Japan that Ibanez used it extensively and this might have included Japan built Fender.

... just a thought.

It does look like alder to me though. Cool
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