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We are committed to preserving these classic vintage guitars and we know we are not alone in our affinity for them.
The list goes on and each is an icon in its own right.
Japanese Squiers: For Japanese serial number dating see Fenders site.
USA Squiers: USA Squires are very rare and usually have a E serial number and were made for less than a year spanning 19.
There is a chart on the fender website to estimate the era your fender is from, but I can't find a way to lookup the age of my squier. The Japanese MIJ Squiers were made by Fuji Gen up to 1997 and the Japanese CIJ Squiers were made by Tokai and Dyna from 1997.
Is there any site or database that can help with that sorta' thing? Mexican Squiers: M stands for Mexico, the second character refers to the decade: N represents Nineties (1990's). So, for example "MN8" = made by Fender at Ensenada Mexico in 1998.
Squier Classic Vibe series guitars/basses serial numbers start with CG.
In 1951 he introduced a prototype solid-body instrument that would eventually be called the Telecaster® guitar.Stagemaster Deluxe (neck-thru maple necks with basswood wings), and the Double Fat Tele Deluxe (all solid mahogany with set necks), with serial numbers starting with KC for Korean Cort, followed by 2-digit year.There were also some KV (Korean Saehan(Sunghan)) serial numbers followed by 2-digit year.Some Chinese made Gretsch guitars also have a CY serial number.
Miscellaneous Chinese serials: CD, CT, CJ, NC: C = China, the first number following the serial number prefix is the year. The plant from which the COB serial number prefix models originate remains a mystery.
As opposed to the “big bands” of the era, electric Fender instruments made it possible for smaller groups of musicians to get together and be heard.