Dating fender japanese
This leads to the question of when this guitar was actually "assembled" or more specifically what year was it sold?
The beautiful thing about Fenders is that they are so "modular" but the bad thing about them is that...are so modular, LOL!
In other words I -know- my '96 is a '96 because I bought it brand new in '96 and the neck and body stamps verify this.
With an older or used instrument though, if it's not marked there's no way to be absolutely certain.
Also there are Non-Squier, Fender Japan models from the same era too.
So it can be a bit confusing Hi, I'm trying to date a Squier and all references on the web say "refer to the Fender serial number dating service"looking at e.g. My serial number E673928 indicates 1984-87However nothing I can find specifically says Fender Squier - so am I right in assuming that this list applies to Squiers (as opposed to regular Fenders - if in fact that is such a thing as a non-Squier Fender made in Japan?
)Also, is there anything in the number that can indicate a more specific date? I'm not an expert on this so -please- take my comments as being a bit subjective but from my understanding the "E series" MIJ Strats of this era...
That's probably not what you were looking for but I hope it helps!
The good thing is that either way these are typically very fine instruments.