Dating fender squier serial numbers
Most of the “Made in Japan” and the “Crafted in Japan” guitars us a 6 digit number (But not all and excluding the A prefix! A 6 DIGITS 1985-1987, 1997-1998 (Made in Japan) and (Crafted in Japan) This was one of the most confusing serial number used by Japan.They placed the "A" on the bridge on the Telecasters and some of them could be as late as 1996 (as in the case with many JD Teles.The early series are the most popular for collectors.
I'm eyeing a local Telecaster but I don't know the serial number.. However, the serial number is at least not the date the guitar was 'born'.It is important to remember that Fender serial numbers are NOT conclusively chronological. Back in the day, Fender made their serial number plates in big batches and the assembler simply grabbed a decal or more from the crate and slapped it on the guitar. To get as close as possible to determining the age of your Fender, make sure to check all dates on both body, neck and pots.The locations of the serial numbers and dates change from model to model and in some cases they have simply been omitted.Squier Classic Vibe series guitars/basses serial numbers start with CG.. Serial Number dating C = China, Y = Yako (Taiwan), the serial number prefix is.Squier''' is a second-line brand of the Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. Squier Guitars & Basses by Fender: Stop dreaming, start playing! CGS(XXX) should be the build date but these numbers don't appear to.