instrument production history, production dates have been applied to various components.Production dates have been penciled or stamped on the butt end of the heel of the neck of most guitars and basses.
Much cheaper than the last of the Japanese Squiers, making a downgrade in quality inevitable.
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They were made in Korea, but better quality than the Mexican Fender strats. These guitars are very very heavy and they have massive sustain.
Thanks, Jim : I have a Squier II Stratocaster too and i am trying to find out some information about it. Thanks Fender Squier II's were made in the late 80s and the early 90's.
Any idea if there is a serial number somewhere on the guitar?
Either way, enjoy that SOB cuz those things can be fun! Mine says it was made in India, but I can't find a serial number.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. I’m not going to be including late ‘80s Korean Squiers in this piece.I've now added a full study of the first Korean Squiers, which you find in The Truth About... But suffice it to say that the ‘80s Korean Squiers were inherently and consistently inferior to their Japanese predecessors, and they had what I’d describe as ‘double-take’ retail prices.Serial numbers have been used in various locations on Fender instruments through the years.