There are certainly plenty of exceptions, so again, using serial numbers in conjunction with other dating methods is always the best bet. I plan some upgrades, but even after being to Hell and back from the looks of it the thing is solid and plays great. So when ya see all black headstock logo on a Korean Squier there is no need to know anything more on it. It is one of the only original Squier design guitars. Vintage Series was introduced with the V as prefix to the serial number. Guitar made in China are in the worst place you could make a guitar. It's nice to have this in one place, for everyone to benefit from.
By 1995, Fender Japan had literally moved up a tier in terms of budget. Vintage Series, check date on the neck for specific year In 1990, the N came as a prefix to the numbers, which stands for the nineties. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters 1985 For U. . Little black lines that grow on the guitar, and under the finish, little parts will fall off.
Mexican Squiers: M stands for Mexico, the second character refers to the decade: N represents Nineties 1990's. A thin plywood body instead of full width alder. It was all about making gear that could not be broadly criticised by the competition, so knowing which corners to cut was the difference between success and failure. Pick that one out of the net,! The spaghetti logo was used in the 1950s and is so named for its thin silver-colored letter with a thin black line. At the end of 1959 a new logo was designed by designer Robert Perine and Leo fender himself. These became in the head under the Fender logo stamped. Fender were in fact already competing at the low end of the market with Chinese-made guitars, but they were sub-branded with the Sunn label, and Sunn was a very different proposition from Squier.
All have full width wood bodies. After a short period of overlap with the old system, the post-76 numbers will start with a letter that indicates the decade, followed by a number that indicates the year of that decade. The table below shows the serial numbers as they were used from 1965 to 1976. These are mass produced instruments and were cleverly designed to be so and anyone who has any experience of production engineering knows that it all comes down to quality control - Fender have cracked it in China. Some of the Yako made guitars were not marked Affinity even though they are very similar to the later ones from 1997-1999 that carried the Affinity logo.
It is a thrill to buy a cheap guitar and have it sound much better than expectations. For Fender during the turning point era of the mid-'60s, check out Body and Neck Dates Through much of Fender's production history, Fender workers would print or write a production date on both bodies and necks where the two pieces meet. She was only made from 2004 to 2006, and yours is a rare sunburst model. Don't quote me on it but it sounds good to me. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters 1991 N1 + 5 or 6 digits N2 + 5 or 6 digits V + 5 or 6 digits U.
Here the range of the L-series serial used each year. It was a viciously competitive environment. I really hate that buying an American made Strat is just more expensive. I want to put better pickups in this tele. © 2009 -2015 All rights reserved. Now there is the plywood vs wood body thing again. The photo is my Fender Korea Cort built 1993 Tele, so you can see the serial number configuration.
The only way to definitively date U. I went over almost all the reasons for poorly made product made in China. The Encore continued to sell very well. The pots don't crackle, the jack is still fine, so is the switch. Its not a matter of to each his own is a question of ignorance and stupidity. Hello, I saw a nice strat the other day.
It depends upon what blocks of wood that the manufacturer could get ahold of at the time. It was established in 1890 by Victor Carroll Squier in. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters 1989 For U. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters 1982 For U. Used in early 90's, featured the a high gloss maple neck with a slimmer 40mm body made from plywood. Every guitar straight from the factory needs to be set up by someone that knows what they're doing.