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Regarding quailty, I have owned many of both these Japanese guitars and it is a fallacy that the than the Mexican made guitars and rival many of the USA models.Within a few seconds, however, Russell—a guitarist who provides backing tracks, gear demos and reviews on You Tube—realized it was a fake."Someone had rubbed off the Squier logo from the headstock and put a fake Fender waterslide on it," Russell says."In this video I compare this fake Fender Strat to two 'real' U. Fender Strats, a Mexican Fender Strat and a Squier Strat.Here are the things I identified as a fake: truss-rod opening, bridge, serial number, headstock, logo, tuners and more."Basically, if you have any doubts about a recent purchase—or if you just want to be prepared for the future—this video is a must-watch.I’m not going to be including late ‘80s Korean Squiers in this piece.I've now added a full study of the first Korean Squiers, which you find in The Truth About... But suffice it to say that the ‘80s Korean Squiers were inherently and consistently inferior to their Japanese predecessors, and they had what I’d describe as ‘double-take’ retail prices.The early '80s 'JV Series' Squier Strats were undeniably amazing value for money, representing as they did the premium Fender Japan product in Europe, at a budget price.