Nc(xxxxxx) squier 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. The squier lineup was augmented in 1996 with affinity and pro tone/vista series guitars and basses entry-level affinity series instruments were straightforward, basic stratocaster, telecaster and precision bass guitars in black, red and white. Squier's deluxe stratocaster is a true class act, with a smooth, satin-finished maple neck and classic single-coil tone from three duncan designed pickups other cool features include a parchment pickguard and aged plastic parts giving it a vintage look.
Designed back in 1954 by leo fender, the “stratocaster” has become ubiquitous among all electric guitar players across the world almost everybody is familiar with the look of the fender squier stratocaster and it has been played by some of the best guitarist in the world. 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. 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. Squier is fender-sharing its product platforms, trademarks, standards and iconic designs squier is the launching pad for beginners, pointing intermediate and advancing guitarists toward their ultimate goal-owning a fender.
If it's a stock guitar, the logo on the headstock would be one indication another indication could be the thickness of the body, with most standard strat bodies being 175 thick compared to most affinity strat bodies being 1625 thick. The serial numbers in principle chronological, but as already mentioned, as a result of fender's production, there are a several serial numbers that overlap the only way to try to figure out the date is to remove the neck from the body and check the butt end of the heel of the neck. Reference materials for dating fender instruments if you are unable to place the approximate year of manufacture of your instrument using the above charts, there are a few great books available, which have invaluable information on the history of fender instruments. The fender serial number decoder currently supports all documented mia, mij, mim, mik and mii formats with the exception of custom shop, relic and reissue instruments please note that fender serial numbers tend to overlap by at least a year, and thereby the date of your guitar can only be approximated.
Made fender/squier guitars (dating unclear) vn(xxxxxx) = korean made fender/squier guitars (dating unclear) ca(xxxxx) = gold strat 1981, 82 and 83 cb(xxxxx) = precision bass special from 1981, cb(xxxxx) gold jazz bass from 1982 cc(xxxxx) = walnut strat 1981-82-83 ce(xxxxx) = precision bass special from 1981, black and gold tele from 1981-82. I bought a squier affinity strat last dec but on looking up serial number on google i came across this indonesian squiers ic: i = indonesia, c = cor-tek (cort), the serial number prefix is followed by a 2 number year. I have a squier stratocastor fender it has an s/n ic 031225 i have a squier stratocastor fender it has an s/n ic 031225422 written on the back made in indonesia i am having a hell of a time dating it and finding its value if anyone has any info that would be really great.
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. 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. 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. This website possesses no database of guitars made by manufactures, instead simple serial code patterns that are available on this site and in the wider guitar community are used it follows that potential scammers can use this knowledge to try to trick unsuspecting buyers. You only have to compare a korean squier from the 90's with a samick-made squier from the 90's to see a massive difference the cort ones had crappy tuners (with no securing nut) and plywood bodies the samick ones were actually superb guitars and had fast smooth necks with skunk stripe, good tuners with securing nuts, and solid bodies.
Squier strat bullets (dating unclear) fn(xxxxxx) us made guitars and basses destined for the export market electric and bass guitar serial number systems - the first step is to find the serial number—a combination of letters and/or numbers—. Serial number dating discussion in 'the squier bass place' started by gregomatic, apr 14, 2011. Looking at wikipedia, indonesian squier serial numbers have the year right after the ic right after the ic, mine says 00, so the serial dates it to 2000 thing is, this bass doesn't look 11 years old, and i'd like to get a date if possible, from what i know about it.
Fender instruments serial number dating guide posted on may 18, 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 stratocaster specs dating unclear) i(xxxxxxx. This dynamic, ever-growing guide is designed to help you find the age and value of any instrument you own or might be interested in. History the fender contemporary models were the first fender japan models to be named fender stratocasters or telecasters the previous fender japan models were all fender squier models the fender contemporary models were manufactured from 1984 to 1987 by fujigen gakki and these stratocasters were designed to be superstrats (super strat) with a floyd rose like bridge designed by schaller.