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-If- I had to make an semi-educated guess, I think that what good...again they're nearly, if not completely identical to the Fender labeled instruments from that era.What -may- have happened is that Fender had Fuji Gen make "cheaper" Squiers so as to create a more substantial difference between the instruments and their respective is all stock except for the entire tremelo bridge assembly.

While the name isn't as familiar to most folks as Fender is (or even Squier), as I recall Fuji Gen Gakki has been around making electric guitars since 1962 (they started in 1960 making violins and acoustic guitars) so these folks do in fact know what they are doing.

Again my '85 E series is an incredible guitar and I recently acquired a Fender MIJ Contemporary body of that same era and I have to say the quality and workmanship is certainly first rate on both.

I don't have any decent pics of the body on my '85 MIJ for comparison but please know that it's very similar to the pics that Paisley posted of his..has the steel "unstamped" saddles, etc. While the neck from the MIK was sold on a different body, I still have the MIK body and when you compare the workmanship to my '85 MIJ....there's simply no comparison.

That MIK body is -really- cheap where as the '85 MIJ, despite being basswood (which really isn't a problem for me) shows some very nice craftsmanship to say the least.

Now I recently had a '92 Squier..era..was Made in Korea that had some very similar characteristics..low end "covered" tuners, the generic bridge saddles, etc..

It also had a very similar headstock logo but mine had the "Squier" in large letters and the "Fender" in the smaller letters. Now please ignore the tuners here...someone put Sperzels on it (which I took off and kept before I sold the guitar this neck ended up on).The screw pattern on the back of the headstock clearly indicated that this thing originally had those cheap chrome covered tuners on it.While the logo isn't exact, it is similar to yours...plain black as apposed to the black outlined gold of the E series instruments.During the 1980s Fender was making some very nice guitars under the Squire name. It truly rivals the MIJ Fender guitars of that time.Does anybody know if this model was a re-issue of a particular vintage Fender Strat year??In the mid-80's at least, Fuji Gen put out some really nice stuff under the Fender and Squier names.

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