Fender squire japan strat dating
Just as MIJ shook off its cheapo image and fetch deservedly higher prices, I wouldn't be suprised if the Korean ones become more appreciated.
There's no doubt that Korea can and did make very nice instruments.
Six-digit serial numbers with no preceding letters, with the first number being the year. Turns out, it was built in the Samick factory, in 1989. It's a lovely old thing, and just coming up to 20 years old!
In DESPERATE need of a re-fret or stoning tho, so if you know anyone reputable...
While the brand has produced its share of innovative designs over the past 25 years, its main focus and most successful approach has always been to be the "value brand" alternative to its big brother, Fender. Fender 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. By the mid-1970s, the Squier name was retired as the strings had taken the Fender name.
S.-trained violin makers and is often referred to as "the American Stradivarius." Victor returned to Battle Creek, where he opened his own shop in 1890. With a limited market for violins in Battle Creek, however, Squier astutely sought relationships with national music schools and famous violinists.
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 1992.
Exceptions: Pro-Tone Series (solid ash bodies) had serial numbers with either a) no preceding letters and 7 digits, with the first number being the year, or b) starting with KC for Korean Cort, followed by 2-digit year. I'll see if I can post any piccies of the old thing... BTW: There's a great write up on them here: Thanks again, Mark Okey dokey, here goes: 2007 Epiphone Les Paul Custom. Hope you like 'em :-) The green Les Paul is a pretty special guitar. I don't need it, hardly use it, but it's a wonderfully made guitar. USA Fender Strat 1957-2007 Special Limited Edition. Blonde 'see through' paint job, thin 50's profile neck (thinner than the Mexican) and gorgeous tone. Close up of the nice neck plate on the USA 1957-2007 Strat! [/url] :lol: , I noticed that EU "do not put this item in the bin" sticker on the neckplate, too. Incidentally, and not wishing to hijack, but I've just put up my Fenix Jazz bass on Fleeb.
In late 1983, as it had in Europe and Japan, Fender decided to import Squier instruments into the United States in order to compete with the many copies flooding the domestic market.