Serial numbers like the body and neck dates, using serial numbers to date a fender is not a sure bet at many points in fender's history, serial number usage overlapped again owing to the modular manner of production below we'll go into detail about the various serial number schemes employed by fender as far back as 1950. In the case of squier guitars, that would be fender musical instruments co in my opinion, that makes them fenders, even if many collectors disdain them for being of allegedly lower quality that's their loss, in my book. Squire strat bullets (dating unclear) fn(xxxxxx) us made guitars and basses destined for the export market some may have stayed in the us or found their way back (made to standard strat specs, dating unclear) i(xxxxxxx) a limited number of these i series guitars were made in '89 and '90. However, on guitars exported to europe, the ‘original contour body’ text near the top of the headstock was replaced with a black ‘squier series’ logo – larger than the ‘original contour body’ text, but smaller than the main fender ‘spaghetti’ logo, which remained in situ.
Dating squier guitars the japanese mij made in japan squiers were fender serial number database made by fujigen up to dating squier guitars 1997the japanese squier serial numbers first guitars made in korea are those with serial number written in silver. Reverb dating & pricing hub published mar 12, 2015 by peter schu gear history either printed on a label inside it or stamped into the headstock or neck plate use our dating guides below to figure out when your instrument was made and where it came from martin guitars how to date a martin martin pricing info fender how to date a. Guitars, you will find the serial number just below this stamp, also on the heel of the neck on telecasters and certain other models, you will find the serial number on the bridge the serial numbers will start with a letter that corresponds to specific years of production my chart will help you determine those specifics. Fender literally wrote the book on electric basses, laying the foundation for musical innovation and evolution learn more about fender electric basses.
Product dating find out exactly when your instrument or amplifier was manufactured. Squier mini serial numbers - the long story the squier mini is manufactured in at least two different plants, both in indonesia fender and squier serial numbers, for guitar made overseas, has in the last 20 years or longer consisted of two letters followed by eight (sometimes nine) numerals. The jim root telecaster, james burton standard telecaster, buddy guy stratocaster (polka dot model), robert cray stratocaster and jimmie vaughan stratocaster use an msn serial number prefix note: in october 2010, some artist models switched to the new mx10 numbering scheme.
Product registration to assist us in better serving our customers, please take a minute to register your fender products. 1971: two butterfly clips are used for the e, b, g, & d strings on the stratocaster, telecaster, telecaster deluxe, custom telecaster 1976: two butterfly clips on the mustang click here to see the difference between reissue and original fender butterfly string trees. I was searching for made in korea squier stratocaster dating they also mention made in china, try squier - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia c = china, y = yako [taiwan] the dating is a little hard to decipher i think stratophobic is correct, may be 2005. Squier - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia from wikipedia: korean squiers cn/vn: c = cor-tek (cort), v = saehan(sunghan), s was already taken by samick so saehan(sunghan) used v instead (saehan(sunghan) made the vester guitars), n = nineties (1990s), the first number following the serial number prefix is the year. I was searching for made in korea squier stratocaster dating they also mention made in china, try squier - wikipedia, the free encyclopedia c = china, y = yako [taiwan] the dating is a little hard to decipher i think stratphobic is correct, may be 2005.
In general, squiers do not follow fender dating rules, but an e6 mij squier would be somewhere around 84-87, iirc also there are non-squier, fender japan models from the same era too so it can be a bit confusing. Pre-1996 dating is approximate japanese squiers: for japanese serial number dating see fenders site the japanese mij squiers were made by fujigen up to 1997 and the japanese cij squiers were made by tokai and dyna from 1997 mexican squiers: m stands for mexico, the second character refers to the decade: n represents nineties (1990's. Here's a review/demo of my fender squier affinity telecaster a great guitar if you're just starting out or on a budget played through a 40 watt fender champion 40. Squier's vintage modified '72 telecaster® thinline evokes the popular second incarnation of that era’s stylishly enlightened tele model with an illustrious history dating back to 1946.
Serial numbers were stamped on the back vibrato cover plate on early ’50s stratocaster® guitars, and on the bridge plate between the pickup and the saddles on some telecaster® guitars. Explore telecaster guitars from squier we recognize the need for high quality, economical instruments come see what we've made for you. Guitars, you will find the serial number just below this stamp, also on the heel of the neck on telecasters and certain other models, you will find the serial number on the bridge. Dating mexican made fender guitars as was stated earlier, when cbs sold fender in 1985 to an investment group the company didn’t have any factories in the us so, initially, fender imported guitars from japanese manufacturers who had proven their ability to produce affordable, viable instruments.
Dating fender guitars by reference of serial numbers squier strat bullets (dating unclear) fn(6 digits) us-made guitars and basses destined for export some are not exported or sent back i(7 digits) a limited number of these i-series were made in '89 and '90 made for the export market and have 'made in usa' stamped on the heel of the neck. This week's top 10 used guitars at the music zoo september 14, 2018 fender instruments serial number dating guide posted on may 18, 2010 by zookeeper squier® strat bullets (dating unclear) fn(xxxxxx) us-made guitars and basses destined for export market some may have stayed in the us or found their way back (made to standard. From 1994 until today, fender japan guitars are stamped with the “cij” (crafted in japan) logo fender “squier” guitars were produced at the same time as the fenders in japan, but were made as cheaper versions of the fenders, to meet the demand for cheaper guitars in japan and abroad fender “squier” still continues to this day.