Also overlap of serial numbers and dates come with regularity.Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places.Korean Squiers 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.For example * "CN5" = made by Cor-Tek (Cort) in 1995. KC/KV: KC (Korean Cor-Tek (Cort)) and KV (Korean Saehan(Sunghan)), the serial number prefix is followed by a 2 number year.At the top of the neck plate, at the front or at the back of the head or on the cover plate of the vibrato.(Stratocaster) Between 19 there were periods that this is not consistently done.Mexican Squiers MN: M = Mexico, N = Nineties (1990s), the first number following the serial number prefix is the year.For example * "MN8" indicates that it was made at Ensenada, Mexico in 1998. Some of them have a serial number with a E = Eighties (1980s) prefix, and some of them have a serial number with a N = Nineties (1990s) prefix.
S/E: The S and E serial number prefix Korean Squiers are from the late 1980s/early 1990s. There were also Korean Squier serials with no serial number prefix and 6 or 7 numbers and the first number is the year.
origine et datation des guitares SQUIER par le N° de série Japanese Squiers For Japanese Squier serial number dating, see Fender's serial number dating service.
The Japanese MIJ (Made in Japan) Squiers were made by Fuji Gen up to 1997 and the Japanese CIJ (Crafted in Japan) Squiers were made by Tokai and Dyna from 1997.
USA Squiers were made for less than a year spanning 19 before production of Squiers went back to Mexico.
This was a period when Made in Japan Squiers had stopped and then they moved Squiers to Mexico, but there was a fire in the Mexican factory which disrupted things for a few months in which Fender USA made the Squiers.