Others were quite poor, and were made to look firmly inferior by copies from rivals Tokai. It has a maple neck with skunk stripe on the rear. Made between 1983 and 1984 in Japan. This was part of a Strat Pak that came with a Squier Champ 15 amp. So the difference is actually just in the serial numbers? It was also the most complex of the three; its included included 14 pages of detailed setup instructions. No documentation, or comment from the manufacturer has resolved the question of which plant produced them. There was a time when no one paid much attention to the appointments on a Squier.
Probably made by Yako Taiwan. It's not for sale, if it were, I'd now own it! Although the System 2 was not very popular with players — as it developed a reputation for metal fatigue at the fulcrum point — it had some very good design features. So make sure you keep your old screws and don't mess them up. At least the only trace of this is a small extra space of a few mm in the electronics department under the pickguard, no additional battery compartment or something similar. The info given to you doesn't make much sense to me, but there are always exceptions.Next
The company Fugi-Gen that made them were very meticulous minded in their operation, to convince Fender of their value as they won the bidding to make guitars for them, a big win for them and they delivered in my mind bigtime. In 1984 when buying my first Strat I had a straight choice between Tokai and Squier. The knobs have small numbers on it. In any case, I will defer to your expertise any time. Sorry to ramble on, but I figured I'd share what I know along with what I will know soon. But this is all part of the jumble with early Squiers.Next
The second character refers to the decade: N represents Nineties 1990's. I have the original electrics still in the original scratchplate, so I can always put it back the way it was with minimal effort. If you don't see any other holes - it's stock. I am still working on the set up on the Affinity strat - fret out issues in the upper frets. Pulling the neck and seeing a pencil date would be extra nice.Next
I have noted that every Fender where I have seen that description has been ply laminate whatever. Aside from the odd dud, the E series guitars are very nice. At this time, the location of the serial number also shifted from the bridge to the neckplate the metal plate located on back of where the neck meets the body. This is just horseshit though. I have the Fall 92, 93 and 94 Frontlines.Next
Hall collection of musical instruments in Santa Ana, California. Hi, I have purchased a Squier Strat with serial number on the neck plate starting with A01xxxx. They are better than no Squier though in countries where a Fender or better quality Squier are just out of reach economically to the majority of buyers in these emerging markets and probably better than the rest of the affordable options in these markets. Also a possibility is its a 62,000 yen model or a '62 vintage reissue standard, who really knows! This is where things started to get complicated. These can definitely be useful in cases where no other numbers exist, but just tell when the pot itself was made. . The introduction of inexpensive cassette-based four track recorders, such as the Fostex X-15 multitracker, was making home recording studios popular, and many short-scale Bullet basses were bought by guitarists wanting to expand their arsenals.Next
The Squiers like these made for emerging markets use the cheapest materials. The £285 of the System 1 Strat came down to £225 or thereabouts at that time — simply because the new Korean models, at £179 or even £169, would otherwise take all the trade. A new backplate for a Fender strat also does not fit this guitar, the holes do not line up at all. I understand the transitional period Fender went through, losing the factory and all. Lots of estimates from people who have come across them. So this isn't the easiest guitar to modify, or even do a setup on. So you can forget about a quick adjustment of the trussrod.Next
I think it probably has the original strings! These instruments, first seen in the early 1980s and still popular today, were based on the shape of the Stratocaster, but vary greatly in both construction and electronics. The Squier Jagmaster in the Squier Vista Series catalog. And the first number following is the year. If it were an 8 hole originally - those don't line up with 11 hole guards. They only say Classic Stratocaster shape or the like.Next
Looks like this: Mine also has the two string trees. It would have been obvious with many additional holes. I don't have the axe in front of me I'll have to double check. I'm not saying this a certainty, but a possibility. The original owner never played it as he couldn't play, it was just an ornament, so never modded it and the current owner only 2 owners from new has not modded it either! The Squier Super-Sonic Probably the most visually striking Squier Vista design was the Super-Sonic, which was essentially Jagmaster with a reversed body shape. Squier Venus Six- and 12-string Guitars The Venus was designed as a quasi-signature model for Courtney Love, then the rhythm guitarist in the band Hole. The detailing mimicked that of an unpopular period in Strat manufacture.
So, post-1996 models only would have this form of serial number. Below we'll go into detail about the various serial number schemes employed by Fender as far back as 1950. At many points in Fender's history, serial number usage overlapped again owing to the modular manner of production. Came in late on this one early in the morning actually, so I can only make a quick comment. I was smitten from the moment I opened the box, back in 1983 despite repeated recomendation in 1982 from a guy 'in the buisness' I still hung on until 1983 before I finally bought one.Next