By The Admiral , December 12, in Guitars. I have a Korean Squier strat which I bought used in and I'm trying to date it. I think it's from either or 84, and as I'm thinking of moving it on, I'd like to be clear on the age. Any ideas on valuations would be helpful too - it's in fantastic nick! I think the Korean Squiers only started in '88, so definitely not '82 or ' There were only Japanese Squiers at that point.
Korean Fender Serial Numbers
Korean Squier Strat Dating? (Guitarsite)
Squier Company was a strings manufacturing company for violins , banjos , and guitars. In , the company was acquired by Fender. 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. In , the Squier brand was reactivated by Fender to become its brand for lower priced versions of Fender guitars.
The Truth About... Early Korean Squier Strats
Over time, the Squier series slowly evolved to include original model designs and production has moved from Japan to various other Asian countries such as Korea, China and Indonesia. Although the new series offered several instrument style options—single-cutaway beginner guitars, semi-hollow-body blues guitars and archtop jazz boxes—at an excellent value, these products ultimately did not resonate with the Fender audience, beginners or otherwise. Squier ranks among the best-known U. After the entire guitar was assembled, the indentification number was stamped in place. The dawn of the new millennium saw Squier dabbling once again in areas perhaps better left to others, with several products designed to appeal to and accommodate more aggressive playing styles.
Just like many other companies in the late s, Fender decided to start manufacturing products in Korea. As with any new product line, Fender came up with a new numbering system for these guitars. You would think after nearly 40 years of producing guitars, Fender would have a standardized serial number system down by now, right? Fender admits that there is little to no information about the serial numbers from