Because the number was placed on a sticker it is fairly common for the serial number to be missing. guitar information and forum about JV - Japanese Vintage fender squier stratocaster guitars, squier telecaster and basses. References edit Fender Squier History dead link Fender Japan History. Over time, the Squier series slowly evolved to include original model designs and production has moved from Japan to various other Asian countries such as Korea, China and Indonesia. The large Fender logo of the export Squier series was soon changed to a large Squier logo. Mexico edit MN: M Mexico, N Nineties 1990s, the first number following the serial number prefix is the year.Instrument models edit Jazzmaster Telecaster guitars Jaguar bass. The first Fender Japan guitars are known as the JV Fenders and JV Squiers, with JV standing for Japanese Vintage to reflect the guitars were made from the original blueprints of the vintage US guitars, were made by the Fuji Gen Gakki factory in Japan, using technical support from Fender. MZ: M Mexico, Z 2000 s, the first number following the serial number prefix is the year. KC and KV serial number prefixes are usually used on Crafted in Korea Squiers.
In the late 1970s and early 1980s Fender was facing competition from lower priced Japanese made guitars.For example, a 1990 made in India Squier II serial number would start with N0 plus 5 digits. 10M Visitors and counting - fix my hit counter and earn credit : In honor of our servicemembers, past and present. 1956 Gibson Country Western guitar for sale at Greg s Vintage Guitars Atlanta.The serial number is printed on a sticker located on the back of the neck, close to where the neck attaches to the body. Natural version of the Southern Jumbo,round shoulders with Crown peghead inlay. Worldwide: Products: Electric guitars Bass guitars Acoustic guitars Guitar amplifiers: Parent: Fender: Website: In 2009-2010, some Indonesian Squiers had the prefix ICS09XXXXX and ICS10XXXXX. 1 dead link Blue Book Of Electric Guitars 9th Edition Zachary Fjestad, Edited by S. Fjestad ISBN 1-886768-57-9 External links edit Wikimedia Commons has media related to Squier.India edit Some Squier IIs were made in India around 1989-1990. Made in India Squier IIs seem to follow the made in USA serial numbering scheme. Squier Guitars Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/title Squier oldid 695720260 Categories: Guitar manufacturing companies Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.Model Number: 014-1000- Color and 014-1002- Color . Squier Classic Vibe series guitars/basses serial numbers start with CG followed by the Factory/Plant Letter and the year produced e.g., CGSxxxxxxx.Indonesia edit IC: I Indonesia, C Cort, the serial number begins with 2-digits representing the year IS: I Indonesia, S Samick, the serial number begins with 2-digits representing the year I Indonesia, C Cor-tek Cort, S Squier brand, the serial number begins with 2-digits representing the year 2009-2012 For example, IC00XXXXX is made in Cort in the year 2000.Squier Classic Vibe Series edit In 2008, Squier released its Classic Vibe series, a series of electric guitars and basses mirroring classic Fender designs of the 1950s and 60s. China and Taiwan edit YN: Y Yako Taiwan, N Nineties 1990s, the first number following the serial number prefix is the year. CY: C China, Y Yako Taiwan, the serial number prefix is followed by a 2 number year. CY, COS, or COB serials are usually used on Crafted in China CIC Squiers.Each roughly reflected the hardware, woods, color variations, finishes, body contours, and tonal characteristics of their respective era, although Squier state that the series was not created to be completely era correct, but rather impart the vibe aura of a classic Fender design. Some Chinese-made Gretsch guitars also have a CY serial number. Squier Company was a strings manufacturing company for violins, banjos, and guitars. S.-trained violin makers and is often referred to as the American Stradivarius. With a limited market for violins in Battle Creek, however, Squier astutely sought relationships with national music schools and famous violinists.Squier guitars have been manufactured in Japan, Korea, Mexico, India, Indonesia, China and the United States. He moved to Boston in 1881, where he built and repaired violins with his son, Victor Carroll Squier. Squier violin strings, banjo strings and guitar strings became well known nationwide and were especially popular among students because of their reasonable price. Squier Company in early 1965, shortly before Fender itself was acquired by CBS in May of the same year.