Dating Fender Guitars

These models were Fender models and not Squier models. The Squier series were also made available for the Japanese market in October , which incorporated small changes compared to the export Squier series. The large Fender logo of the export Squier series was soon changed to a large Squier logo. The SQ Squier series was introduced in late to early There were some JV serial numbered Squiers based on 70’s models as well with the larger head stock and a 3 bolt neck plate. These were intended for the Japanese domestic market and were given a JV serial number, but they are identical to SQ Squiers that were exported at the time. Vista models[ edit ] In , Squier began to manufacture the Vista Series, which saw them introducing their own unique guitar designs independent from the Fender mother company for the first time. Made in the same factory as the Japanese Fenders of the era, they were known as high quality guitars.

Dating Your Fender

Bass 6 , to Typical wear on a ‘s Fender maple fingerboard. Fingerboard Material Maple fingerboard, s: This was the standard neck on all models until when the Jazzmaster was introduced with a rosewood fingerboard; the rest of the Fender models changed to rosewood fingerboards in mid Rosewood fingerboard, “Slab” Brazilian , to

Although Fender began producing Fender and Squier instruments in Korea in , its digital records only go back to mid, with little if any information available on .

If you’re looking for an easy to play guitar, the action doesn’t get any lower than this baby. Excellent value and quality that’s typical of Korea today. This model was only made in one small run so there aren’t many of these around – most of the Harm 3 models feature the cats eye f-hole in a semi-hollow design while this model was a limited edition production model that’s no longer available. It features a solid archtop mahogany body, 22 fret maple set-neck with ebony fretboard and synthetic bone nut, side markers on the side of fretboard only, jumbo frets, flat The setup on this guitar is superb and the tone is warm and rich, very good choice for anything besides metal.

Last Guitar , pic2. More pics and full description at this link: Owned by Martin Miranda, my world-class tech, who was a close friend of Bernie and this was the last guitar that Bernie ever built, albeit not quite finished, and he was working on it the very day of his untimely passing. Click the link for a full description and feel free to email Martin Miranda directly at the address on the page. A killer metal axe with cool looks with Tribal graphics, Widow headstock, and beveled edges which catch light and give it a very 3D look on stage.

The main attraction of this axe, however, is one major upgrade in the tone dept. Now this guitar sounds as bad-ass as it looks. Features include basswood body with bolt-on Canadian hard rock maple neck, die-cast Rich tuners, master volume and tone with 3-way selector plus added boost switch , KKV inlay at the 12th fret, 24 jumbo frets, locking Floyd Rose style nut, excellent quality Kahler-X tremolo that’s very similar to the older Kahler Pro. Originally this model had two volume controls but one of them was sacrificed to make way for the boost switch.

Dating a Korean made squire

Mike Singleton These above gigs were the last dates of me using the Mel Welch pyro board. Below the new pyro board made by MPA showed up, thanks to the band agreeing with me that we needed it. I also never used those “flash cannons” again. Tim Singleton It is so cool to see these posts with my brother Michael sharing those past days.

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About Guitars Buying a new guitar is a considerable investment for most of us. An instrument is all about inspiration. You are the musician and the guitar is the tool you use to express your feelings and music. This has nothing to do with what models you choose or how much they cost. Some basic knowledge about the different wood types, neck and body profiles, pickups etc will help you in making the best choice.

However, over the last decade or so, the MIMs has gotten a considerable face lift and the overall quality is very high. In fact, the reason why they are cheaper, ha sless to do with quality but rather lower labour costs, cheaper type of laquer and apply methods etc.

Korean Squier Strat Dating?

These models were Fender models and not Squier models. The stratocasters had Fender USA pickups installed and were made for the Japanese market only and not for export. The Squier series were also made available for the Japanese market in October , which incorporated small changes compared to the export Squier series.

The V.C. Squier Company manufactured strings for violins, banjos, and was established in by Victor Carroll Squier in Battle Creek, , the company was acquired by , Squier became defunct as a manufacturer and a brand name for strings, as Fender opted to market its strings under the Fender brand name.

About Guitars Buying a new guitar is a considerable investment for most of us. An instrument is all about inspiration. You are the musician and the guitar is the tool you use to express your feelings and music. This has nothing to do with what models you choose or how much they cost. Some basic knowledge about the different wood types, neck and body profiles, pickups etc will help you in making the best choice. However, over the last decade or so, the MIMs has gotten a considerable face lift and the overall quality is very high.

In fact, the reason why they are cheaper, ha sless to do with quality but rather lower labour costs, cheaper type of laquer and apply methods etc. Japanese Fenders are considered to be above the Mexicans and perhaps even just as good as the US. In the 80s and early 90s, Japanese Fenders were well known for being superior to any other models and the quality is still top notch.

Squire Standard Serial Numbers

Portland, TN What you have is kind of a ‘leftover’, but in a very good way. These guitars came in ‘Bullet Series ’93,’94, ’95[? The earliest ones CY were labeled with two digit years. Sometime in the early s they switched to the o2 digit years. Transitional times can be a mixture.

Jul 18,  · They are sold as a Strat-pac with a little Squier 10W amp. They are black with a three ply WBW Pickguard, 21 frets, small headstock, 6 point trem, and non-staggered ceramic pups. Many, including mine, have really nice frets and necks.

He remained active until his untimely death in February His main guitar in the early years was a Les Paul acquired from Peter Green of Fleetwood Mac, which he owned for more than 40 years before selling it in This is the guitar that Gary used on his best selling album Still Got The Blues, and the one he kept by his side until his death. As said, Gary used this guitar very briefly and it pretty much disappeared after mid If you happen to know what happened to it after, be sure to let us know using the contact form at the bottom of this page.

After leaving Fleetwood Mac in Peter borrowed the guitar to Gary, as he was sort of a mentor to him in the early years. Couple of visuals mods are also worth mentioning. If you happen to know more, be sure to send us a message. Photo by Alan Perry www. Please note that even though the interview was published in January , it was likely conducted a couple of months prior. I broke the neck off while having a row with me chick. It appears thought that the neck still had a Fender logo on the headstock based on the footage, so maybe Gary ended up just grabbing a neck from another guitar.

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It is accepted that there were serial numbers with and without letter prefixes at that time, but as definitive information is lacking, serial-number dating for Korean instruments made before is highly uncertain. Serial numbers without letter prefixes have been found dating through ; these are six-, seven- and eight-digit serial numbers with the first numeral or first two numerals in the eight-digit numbers indicating year of manufacture.

A seven-digit serial number beginning with six, for example, indicates ; a seven-digit number beginning with seven denotes ; an eight-digit number beginning with 98 denotes , etc. The letter prefix is followed by an eight-digit number, the first two digits of which identify year of manufacture, i.

Jan 03,  · Home Forums > Main Stratocaster Guitar Discussion Forum > Squier Strat Forum > Dating a Korean made squire Discussion in ‘Squier Strat Forum’ started by robotguitar, Dec 31, There were also Korean Squier serials with no serial number prefix and 6 or 7 numbers and the first number is the year. Some early 90’s examples held a serial.

Hi guys, this is my fisrt post to this site! I’m a 37 year old bedroom plank spanker ooer misses etc from the UK. I own quite a few guitars 9 I think , but on inparticular is a favourite of mine: An old Korean Squier Strat that I picked up around I was wondering, is there any way to date these guitars from the serial number? I’m just curious it’s NOT going on FleeceBay, it’s just about my fave guitar – the guitar I keep coming back to, despite it being rather beaten up after all these years!

My other axes, in case anyone is wondering: Epiphone Les Paul Custom Not bad, 7 out of 10! Must get it set up

If you’re not familiar with my site, it’s simple, and you’ll love it or hate it: It’s not a fancy site but it remains unchanged since ’98 and I firmly believe, “if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it. Just click on any underlined text and it should open a picture; if you move your cursor over the pic and there’s a magnifying glass displayed instead of your cursor, click the pic and it will expand it to larger size.

Batch number V dates it to The ES ‘s were near the bottom of the price list for Gibson archtops of this era, but that only means minimal cosmetics appointments as it was built by the same craftsmen who built their fancier models.

Hi guys, this is my fisrt post to this site! I’m a 37 year old bedroom plank spanker (ooer misses etc) from the UK. I own quite a few guitars (9 I think), but on inparticular is a favourite of mine: An old Korean Squier Strat that I picked up around

Fender Serial Numbers, to Present more or less not always up to date Dating a Fender guitar with the serial number is a hit or miss propisition. It helps narrow things down, but in most cases is an inexact science. Leo Fender never intended for his guitars to become collectors items. He never invisioned a need to pinpoint the manufacturing date of any of his guitars.

At least not while he was at Fender Musical Instrument Corporation. Before Fender guitars hd a serial number on the bridgeplate or neckplate. Serial numbers are basically chronological, but there is some overlap in some years. The bridge plate or neckplate were applied to a guitar with no thought to keeping any kind of number sequence. Fender serial numbers were assigned like this:

If you’re not familiar with my site, it’s simple, and you’ll love it or hate it: It’s not a fancy site but it remains unchanged since ’98 so I figure, “if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it. Just click on any underlined text and it should open a picture; if you move your cursor over the pic and there’s a magnifying glass displayed instead of your cursor, click the pic and it will expand it to larger size. If you have any preference over overall look, i. When I think of lap steels I don’t envision fine woods and expensive cosmetic appointments.

May 05,  · Dating My Squier Strat Discussion in ‘Squier Stratocasters’ started by RayPerNow, May 5, Page 1 of 2 1 2 Next > RayPerNow Squier Talker. Age: 62 As to my significant others, they know before dating me that they are always a close 2nd to the Fender Girls. As to a full guitar pic, I will post a couple tonight when I put her back.

If you’re looking for an easy to play guitar, the action doesn’t get any lower than this baby. Excellent value and quality that’s typical of Korea today. This model was only made in one small run so there aren’t many of these around – most of the Harm 3 models feature the cats eye f-hole in a semi-hollow design while this model was a limited edition production model that’s no longer available. It features a solid archtop mahogany body, 22 fret maple set-neck with ebony fretboard and synthetic bone nut, side markers on the side of fretboard only, jumbo frets, flat The setup on this guitar is superb and the tone is warm and rich, very good choice for anything besides metal.

Last Guitar , pic2. More pics and full description at this link: Owned by Martin Miranda, my world-class tech, who was a close friend of Bernie and this was the last guitar that Bernie ever built, albeit not quite finished, and he was working on it the very day of his untimely passing. Click the link for a full description and feel free to email Martin Miranda directly at the address on the page. Carvin remains one of the best buys on the USA guitars – especially on the used market.

Recent purchase…1989 Squier Strat Made in Korea