Warning: At the bottom of this page is a listing of current Ebay auctions that claim to sell lawsuit guitars.
There are still gems to be found and a lot of these auctions are genuine, but some of the lawsuit guitars found on Ebay are not lawsuit guitars at all.
Personally I second strat110s comment: stay away from early 80's Strats.
since the price of a Japan strat a warmoth neck maye still lower than a high end US strat or I should get buy a whole custom strat/tele from warmoth? I would suggest buying an American Standard made in the early to mid 80s.
*The period between '81 and '87 are pretty nicely made American Standards where you'll easily find great necks that don't intend to give you 'quality' but sure do look that they 'tried' (it's been my experience lately that the woods like the maple necks have a better quality and grain to them during this period).
To maintain and control costs over the years, Squier instruments have been produced in several nations, including Japan, Korea, India, China, Indonesia and Mexico. He moved to Boston in 1881, where he built and repaired violins with his son, Victor Carroll (V. To this day, their violins are noted for their exceptional varnishes, and they command high prices as fine examples of early U. In the 1930s, Squier began making strings for the era's new electric instruments; the company also sold pianos, radios and phonograph records until divesting itself of all string-related products in 1961. Squier Company became an official original equipment manufacturer for Fender in 1963, and Fender bought the V. Squier string company in early 1965 shortly before Fender itself was bought by CBS in May of that year.
When Squier versions of these instruments appeared, demand for them as the "official" cost-conscious alternatives was immediate, and a brand name was reborn. B." Squier, a young English immigrant who arrived in Battle Creek, Mich., in the latter part of the 19th century, was a farmer and shoemaker who had learned the fine European art of violin making. Squier violin, banjo and guitar strings became well known nationwide and were especially popular among students because of their reasonable price.