Squier JV Precision 1982

RockerRocker Frets: 2574
Found this on adverts.ie

http://www.adverts.ie/electric-basses/squier-by-fender-jv-precision-1982-57-reissue/12131453

Seems very pricey to me.  Is is a good bass, Y or N?  What do you think it should sell for if it is overpriced?

Thanks.
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  • fretmeisterfretmeister Frets: 9143
    Don't confuse Squier JV with Squier.

    Not the same thing at all.
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  • KDSKDS Frets: 28
    Check out bass chat, if it's stock and good condition it good price
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  • KKJaleKKJale Frets: 555
    They are fab, I've had three. 

    I've seen them go for this, though I'd be happier 100 euros less.

    The thing to check is a fully operational trussrod - the weak spot on the otherwise excellent JV, SQ and A series MIJ Squiers. 
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  • JezWyndJezWynd Frets: 2121
    edited June 2017
    Had one of those when they were first released. Fabulous bass. Lightweight. Very well made. Easy to play.  That said I don't think I'd pay all that for one now unless it was excellent condition. They have a bit of a mythic rep and prices are high, that one looks in good condition though the photos are poor. I don't know of a difference in JV, doesn't that just mean made in Japan? They all were iirc.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 2793
    JV = Japanese Vintage series. Excellent instruments. I have one of the Stratocasters from that period.

    The one thing that I would question is the originality of the one-ply black pickguard on a Fifties style two-colour sunburst finish. I would expect thin, single ply white. I do not recall Squier ever stretching to a gold anodised plate.

    The vendor is asking top Dollar. For that, you should expect one hundred per cent originality. I suspect that the cost of the tech work has been factored in to the price.


    I fear the Geeks, even when they bear GIFs.
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  • FreebirdFreebird Frets: 728
    edited June 2017
    You can read about the various JV models here ... http://21frets.com
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  • FreebirdFreebird Frets: 728
    edited June 2017
    JV = Japanese Vintage series. Excellent instruments. I have one of the Stratocasters from that period.

    The one thing that I would question is the originality of the one-ply black pickguard on a Fifties style two-colour sunburst finish. I would expect thin, single ply white. I do not recall Squier ever stretching to a gold anodised plate.

    The vendor is asking top Dollar. For that, you should expect one hundred per cent originality. I suspect that the cost of the tech work has been factored in to the price.


    The white pickguard is included in the sale.

    "The pots, pups and cloth covered wiring and caps are all original and the original white pick guard is present."
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 30907
    Overpriced, although not that much. I've never seen a JV of any description or condition actually sell for more than £700 in the real world, and basses tend to be a bit cheaper than guitars.

    They gained their reputation when they were the only reasonably historically accurate and high-quality instruments made by Fender other than the very rare first series Custom Shop Reissues, which were also much more expensive. Nowadays, you can get Mexican or Japanese vintage reissues which are at least as well-made and accurate and have the 'right' name on the headstock, so JV values have levelled out, and I think it's unlikely they'll ever go up again.
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • What the guys said. JV series instruments are good but that's a bit too optimistic price wise. 
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  • MattBansheeMattBanshee Frets: 540
    If a related hijack is acceptable; today I tried a Squier MIJ E-series P Bass in off-white with authentic finish relicing but otherwise fine; priced at £200. Any thoughts on these, and whether that's a fair price?
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  • RockerRocker Frets: 2574
    My interest in that JV is the "1982" year as that is the year my wife and I got married. I think it is overpriced so will give it a miss unless the seller reduces his prices somewhat. Probably unlikely.  It is more likely that I will opt for a new Fender Mex Precision, based on the tone. My Aria bass cost little but is very generic tonal wise. When I played a real Fender bass I realised this. Maple or Rosewood fretboard? Colour? These are the choices I have to make. It was much easier in the old days when the choice was sunburst or sunburst......
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Albert Einstein]

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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 2793
    Rosewood is already becoming difficult to get on many Fender instruments. An inside source tells me that supplies of the chosen substitute wood - Pau Ferro - are going to take longer than first expected to become available. 

    If you so much as think that you MIGHT want rosewood, grab it whilst you still can.
    I fear the Geeks, even when they bear GIFs.
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  • Winny_PoohWinny_Pooh Frets: 2582
    @MattBanshee thats a good deal
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 30907
    If a related hijack is acceptable; today I tried a Squier MIJ E-series P Bass in off-white with authentic finish relicing but otherwise fine; priced at £200. Any thoughts on these, and whether that's a fair price?
    Fair, a little cheaper than they can go for but in the normal ballpark. They're nowhere near as sought-after as the JVs. As with the JVs and the MIJ/MIM Reissues, the MIM Standard Fenders have really killed the value of older 'lesser' Squiers.
    "Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone."
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 2793
    The clue in the opening post is the letters ".ie" in the hyperlink. The Squier bass under discussion is in the Republic of Ireland, where all brand new musical gear is subject to a huge mark up. This is reflected in the used values. 
    I fear the Geeks, even when they bear GIFs.
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  • FreebirdFreebird Frets: 728
    Rocker said:
    My interest in that JV is the "1982" year as that is the year my wife and I got married. I think it is overpriced so will give it a miss unless the seller reduces his prices somewhat. Probably unlikely.  It is more likely that I will opt for a new Fender Mex Precision, based on the tone. My Aria bass cost little but is very generic tonal wise. When I played a real Fender bass I realised this. Maple or Rosewood fretboard? Colour? These are the choices I have to make. It was much easier in the old days when the choice was sunburst or sunburst......
    There are different 1982 JV models, i.e. local, export, nitro with US hardware, poly with US hardware, poly with Japanese hardware, so which one is this? They all go for different prices, and some are more collectable than others. I posted the website above that has all the info.
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 2793
    Good information but the real issue in this discussion is that, after extensive research, @Rocker has settled on getting a P style bass guitar but not settled on a budget. 

    There is also the secondary issue of Republic Of Ireland pricing practices. The alternatives to paying through the nose locally are either to cross St. George's Channel or to buy unseen and trust couriers not to mash the merchandise. All options are a bit of a bind. Reluctance is understandable.
    I fear the Geeks, even when they bear GIFs.
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  • FreebirdFreebird Frets: 728
    Good information but the real issue in this discussion is that, after extensive research, @Rocker has settled on getting a P style bass guitar but not settled on a budget. 
    I'm also on a look out for a P-Bass, and many bass players have nothing but good things to say about the Fender Roadworn series.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 13143
    Freebird said:
    Good information but the real issue in this discussion is that, after extensive research, @Rocker has settled on getting a P style bass guitar but not settled on a budget. 
    I'm also on a look out for a P-Bass, and many bass players have nothing but good things to say about the Fender Roadworn series.
    The classic 50s mim is awesome. It's my go-to gigging bass. Solid, reliable, good punchy Precision tone and good build quality.

    As a workhorse they are unbeatable
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  • FreebirdFreebird Frets: 728
    edited June 2017
    Freebird said:
    Good information but the real issue in this discussion is that, after extensive research, @Rocker has settled on getting a P style bass guitar but not settled on a budget. 
    I'm also on a look out for a P-Bass, and many bass players have nothing but good things to say about the Fender Roadworn series.
    The classic 50s mim is awesome. It's my go-to gigging bass. Solid, reliable, good punchy Precision tone and good build quality.

    As a workhorse they are unbeatable
    Both made in Mexico.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 13143
    Freebird said:
    Freebird said:
    Good information but the real issue in this discussion is that, after extensive research, @Rocker has settled on getting a P style bass guitar but not settled on a budget. 
    I'm also on a look out for a P-Bass, and many bass players have nothing but good things to say about the Fender Roadworn series.
    The classic 50s mim is awesome. It's my go-to gigging bass. Solid, reliable, good punchy Precision tone and good build quality.

    As a workhorse they are unbeatable
    Both made in Mexico.
    Yep - pretty much the same, but the roadworn is nitro and relic'd - the classic is poly. I've got the rarer classic non relic with nitro finish (only available in black) 

    I've said it a few times on here, but for all practical purposes when gigging it does 95% of what my pre-CBS '64 Precision does - yes there are differences, and in a recording scenario I'd pick the 64 every day. But...
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 13143
    @Freebird - there's one exactly like mine on the Facebook bass sales groups at the moment for £450 in Medway - but it looks like he will deliver. It's a good price for a bass that is over £1k new
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  • FunkfingersFunkfingers Frets: 2793
    edited June 2017
    I have a "rodent worn" Squier Silver Series Precision. Wide/thin neck profile. Currently sporting a Fender AVRI pickup and a 4-ply torty pickguard. Farty flatwounds. Instant Jameson, Dunn, early McVie. 
    I fear the Geeks, even when they bear GIFs.
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  • BridgehouseBridgehouse Frets: 13143
    I have a "rodent worn" Squier Silver Series Precision. Wide/thin neck profile. Currently sporting a Fender AVRI pickup and a 4-ply forty pickguard. Farty flatwounds. Instant Jameson, Dunn, early McVie. 
    Now, for real instant Jameson... 
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  • @rocker I wouldn't overthink it too much. There are almost literally an infinite number of P-basses out there and even the worst shops will have a dozen in stock. Go and play loads, all different prices, all different colours, one will speak to you. Job done. 
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  • RockerRocker Frets: 2574
    Thanks guys for all the replies and advice. Much appreciated.
    Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. [Albert Einstein]

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