Dating fender bass pickups
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.
5 Serial number tracing edit As follows is an approximate method in which Squier dates the serial numbers of manufactured instruments. 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.
USA edit Some USA made Squiers have a serial number with an E Eighties 1980s prefix, and some have a serial number with a N Nineties 1990s prefix. No documentation, or comment from the manufacturer has resolved the question of which plant produced them.
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation entered the picture in the 1950s, when the V. Squier Company began supplying Southern California inventor and businessman Leo Fender with strings for his unusual new electric guitars. 1 Squier Guitars 1982-present edit Before the Fender Squier line of guitars was introduced in 1982, Fender was making lower priced guitars such as the Fender Lead series at its Fullerton, California plant.
Yamano Gakki was known for once being part of Epiphone Japan.
Kanda Shokai owned the Greco brand name and one of the conditions of the Fender Japan agreement was that Kanda Shokai cease production of its own Greco Fender copies. Acoustic guitars edit Squier MA-1 Electric guitars edit Original edit Squier 51 Squier Jagmaster Squier Venus 1997-1998 Squier Super-Sonic 1997-1998 Squier Stagemaster Fender Copies edit Squier Duo-Sonic Squier Stratocaster Squier Telecaster Squier Jazzmaster Squier Jaguar Squier Mustang Electric bass edit Squier Precision Bass Squier Jazz Bass Squier Jaguar Bass Squier Mustang Bass Squier Deluxe Active Jazz Bass Squier Telecaster Bass Squier Dimension Bass Squier Bronco Bass Squier Bass VI Amplifiers edit Squier 15 Instrument series edit Squier JV SQ series edit The first Fender Japan models introduced in May 1982 were the 19 series, which were Fender Stratocaster models ST 57-115, ST 57-85, ST 57-65, ST 62-115, ST 62-85, ST 62-65 and the Precision Bass models PB 57-95, PB 57-70, PB 62-98, PB 62-75.
Example of a Serial Number on a Precision Bass made for Fender by Young Chang in Korea in 1995. The SQ Squier series was introduced in late 1983 to early 1984. For example, MN8 indicates that it was made at Ensenada, Mexico in 1998-1999. KC/KV: KC Korean Cor-Tek Cort and KV Korean Saehan Sunghan, the serial number prefix is followed by a 2 number year. S/E: The S and E serial number prefix Korean Squiers are from the late 1980s/early 1990s.
The SQ Squier series was based more on 1970s Fender models and also had USA made pickups installed. Colors: 706 Black, 758 Torino Red, 780 Arctic White, 700 Sunburst. MZ1 indicates that it was made at Ensenada, Mexico in 2001-2002 Korea edit CN/VN: C Cor-Tek Cort, V Saehan Sunghan, S was already taken by Samick so Saehan Sunghan used V instead Saehan Sunghan made the Vester guitars, N Nineties 1990s, the first number following the serial number prefix is the year. S Samick, E Young Chang, E letter serial numbers were used on Young Chang s Fenix brand guitars.