Squier product dating validating device
6 or 7-digit number Examples: VN7xxxxxx = 1997 made by Saehan/Sunghan.KC, KV KC (Korean Cor-Tek (Cort)) and KV (Korean Saehan(Sunghan)), the prefix is followed by a 2 number year. Examples: KC97 = made by Cor-Tek (Cort) in 1997 KV97 = made by Saehan(Sunghan) in 1997 S, E S = Samick, E = Young Chang, E letter serial numbers were used on Young Chang's Fenix brand guitars. The first guitars made in Korea are those with serial number written in silver E1 6 digits Examples: E1 6 digits with silver serial = made by Samick in 1987-88 S9 = made by Samick in 1989 E0 = made by Sung-Eum in 1990 E1 with black serial = made by Sung-Eum in 1991.The table below shows the Fender serial numbers as they were used from 1950 to 1964.The serial numbers in principle chronological, but as already mentioned, as a result of Fender's production, there are a several serial numbers that overlap.If your serial number starts with “JD” followed by an eight-digit number, the first two digits designates the year of manufacture.However, there are some exceptions in this transition period in 2012.
Although a serial number is helpful for roughly determining the age of a guitar, this is often not the exact date.MZ - M = Mexico, Z = 2000's, the first number following the serial number prefix is the year.For example: - 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 prefix is the year.For example, a 1990 made in India Squier II serial number would start with N0 plus 5 digits.The serial number is printed on a sticker located on the back of the neck, close to where the neck attaches to the body.