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.For example * "KC97" = made by Cor-Tek (Cort) in 1997. KC and KV serial number prefixes are usually used on Crafted in Korea Squiers.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.Old or new the Hot-Rod's do not hold much value very well, and just depreciate.If you have one enjoy it, they are ok amps when they work!In 1982, the Squier brand was reactivated by Fender to become its brand for lower priced versions of Fender guitars. 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.
On early Fender JV models, you will also find "MADE IN JAPAN" written very small under the Fender spaghetti logo on the headstock of the guitar.The Japanese-made Fenders do have some slight serial number differences (typically a "J" serial number prefix). I believe this was a mistake on Fender's part using the same prefix for both U. Below are some examples of letter prefixes used in recent serial number schemes.Japanese Serial Numbers on Peghead Decal Note the lack of S, E, N series. It probably also says "Made in Mexico" somewhere in or on the amp, which also indicates it is one of the newer re-issue amps.Only way to get the actual manufacture date for these newer amps is to contact Fender support and ask them about that serial number.The new Fender did not acquire any physical assets of the old company, just the name "Fender".