I did find later there was a Made in Korea Fender model is this right? I had a 1992 Strat and it was plywood and not the plywood you buy at home depot, it is ply tonewood. What we do know about the early Korean days was that there were three different plants: the Samick pant, the Young Chang plant, and the Sung-Eum plant. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters 1989 For U. The numbers for each year typically overlap, as there is always a transitional period between successive years and as necks and complete instruments that were made and serial numbered late in any given year were used on instruments assembled and sold in the early months of the subsequent year. In fact, FujiGen's Standard Strats were made until 1991, albeit subsequently with Fender branding rather than Squier. Is there something special about the old Korean Squier Strats? See: The Fender logo that was used can also be an indication from which period the guitar originates.Next
Think it's something to do with that maple neck, i dunno. I for one, as the proud owner of an E9, S9 and an E10 think these progeny of Korea are some awesomely crafted machines that deserve respect in their own right and recognition of their important place in squier history. We also end up with a logo scheme matching a time period. Anyway I didn't really know there were such playable, decent Korean Squiers out there until now. It is accepted that there were serial numbers with and without letter prefixes at that time, but as definitive information is lacking, serial-number dating for Korean instruments made before 1993 is highly uncertain. The logo has fatter golden letters with a thicker black border. Not mine, but maybe become mine ;0 The S-Serial Strats Ausquier mentioned, I know.Next
Do you know if the body is laminate or solid wood? My '69 is still my 1, but the Squier is more than just a back up, it's fine instrument on it's own. Couldn't find the serial on any site to date this as an 80's Korean Fender Strat. I got this bass for nothing, but it turns out the neck is badly warped. These Fender saddles, or saddles very much like them, had previously been found on Fender Strats made in Japan by FujiGenGakki. Some browsing around the can definitely help you find which model you have. Ive got a question concerning my korean fender strat. The 1990s numbers were written in black.
A thin plywood body instead of full width alder. The photo is my Fender Korea Cort built 1993 Tele, so you can see the serial number configuration. Thanks for compiling this great list, leadowner! Not on the neck or back, anywhere. I've never heard of anyone say the original pro tone pickups aren't the best. I've never seen a headstock with that many decals on it. The neck dates on these guitars, however, are usually reliable.Next
You cant get better bang for the buck value, imo. Now, if I could put some Rocketfire Total 60's pickups in it, it would be unstoppable. Probably made by Yako Taiwan. I have another video up of the modified guitar. I have no personal experience with Squiers. He is a regular contributor to the Squier-Talk forum and was very helpful to me when I got the Telecaster above recently.Next
Most specifications for the Fender guitars are hardly changed. Edited to add: What does it say below the Squier logo? Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters 1987 For U. The first Korean models evidently weren't good enough to make a £74 saving a no-brainer. I might find a different body to put this neck on. The S9 serial number makes it a 1989 Samick factory model. This also means that various parts used on a particular guitar may have come from different points in time, so no single number can absolutely define when the instrument was built.Next
I am a Guitar and Mandolin Luthier in So Cal and worked for Fender in Fullerton and Corona factories from 1970 — 2000. Again, the serial number alone in any of these cases is not definitive and the best approach is to combine that with other methods like the neck and body dates, as well as just the features of the specific instrument. Long story short: this is one hell of a Telecaster. Vintage Series excluded '52 Telecasters 1994 N4 + 5 or 6 digits N5 + 5 or 6 digits V + 5 or 6 digits U. This is similar to the American.Next
I tried dating it and came up with 1991 Squier as that serial type. No documentation, or comment from the manufacturer has resolved the question of which plant produced them. There are 2 Squier Standard Stratocaster models, one listed in the Squier section and one in the Fender section. Even if they look somewhat gold. They just had six, seven, or eight digits with the first number representing the year. I rank guitars by country this way.Next