Squier Vintage Modified Series edit The year 2007 saw the introduction of Squier s Vintage Modified line, a series of high-end instruments based around the concept of taking vintage designs and adding hot rod features such as hardware variations, gloss maple necks, new finishes and pickguards, and Duncan Designed pickups. 6 The first number following the serial number prefix is the year. E1 5 digits with black serial made by Sung-Eum in 1991.4 The VM line draws from a wide range of Fender instruments, and has resulted in a large variety of models with many different feature combinations. The first guitars made in Korea are those with serial number written in silver E10 5 digits note 1 extra digit possibly as early as 1986 E7 5 digits with silver serial made by Young Chang in 1987-88. There were also Korean Squier serials with no serial number prefix and 6 or 7 numbers and the first number is the year. Squier Company was a strings manufacturing company for violins, banjos, and guitars. S.-trained violin makers and is often referred to as the American Stradivarius. With a limited market for violins in Battle Creek, however, Squier astutely sought relationships with national music schools and famous violinists.Squier guitars have been manufactured in Japan, Korea, Mexico, India, Indonesia, China and the United States. He moved to Boston in 1881, where he built and repaired violins with his son, Victor Carroll Squier. Squier violin strings, banjo strings and guitar strings became well known nationwide and were especially popular among students because of their reasonable price. Squier Company in early 1965, shortly before Fender itself was acquired by CBS in May of the same year.Yamano Gakki was known for once being part of Epiphone Japan.Kanda Shokai owned the Greco brand name and one of the conditions of the Fender Japan agreement was that Kanda Shokai cease production of its own Greco Fender copies. Acoustic guitars edit Squier MA-1 Electric guitars edit Original edit Squier 51 Squier Jagmaster Squier Venus 1997-1998 Squier Super-Sonic 1997-1998 Squier Stagemaster Fender Copies edit Squier Duo-Sonic Squier Stratocaster Squier Telecaster Squier Jazzmaster Squier Jaguar Squier Mustang Electric bass edit Squier Precision Bass Squier Jazz Bass Squier Jaguar Bass Squier Mustang Bass Squier Deluxe Active Jazz Bass Squier Telecaster Bass Squier Dimension Bass Squier Bronco Bass Squier Bass VI Amplifiers edit Squier 15 Instrument series edit Squier JV SQ series edit The first Fender Japan models introduced in May 1982 were the 19 series, which were Fender Stratocaster models ST 57-115, ST 57-85, ST 57-65, ST 62-115, ST 62-85, ST 62-65 and the Precision Bass models PB 57-95, PB 57-70, PB 62-98, PB 62-75.5 Serial number tracing edit As follows is an approximate method in which Squier dates the serial numbers of manufactured instruments. Miscellaneous Chinese serials: CD, CT, CJ, NC: C China, the first number following the serial number prefix is the year. The plant from which the COB serial number prefix models originate remains a mystery.
2 The initial Squier models were launched on July/August 1982. The Squier series were also made available for the Japanese market in October 1982, which incorporated small changes compared to the export Squier series.Early USA made Squiers had a 00XXXX serial stamp on the neckplate with no letter prefix and no serial number on the headstock. Some Squiers that are sold only in the Chinese and Asian markets are made by Axl in China.The rarest early ones had a 4 digit decal on the headstock and vintage style tuners Spec Sheet Model Name: Squier US Standard Stratocaster. Fingerboard: Rosewood 014-1000 or Maple 014-1002, 9.5 Radius 241mm. These guitars usually have the serial number starting with CXS; with the X standing for Axl.Fender was also losing sales in Japan to Japanese guitar brands such as Tōkai, Greco and Fernandes and the establishment of Fender Japan would benefit Fender sales in Japan, as well as overseas.Fender began negotiations with several Japanese musical instrument distributors and reached an agreement with Yamano Gakki and Kanda Shokai to establish Fender Japan.For example, a 1990 made in India Squier II serial number would start with N0 plus 5 digits. 10M Visitors and counting - fix my hit counter and earn credit : In honor of our servicemembers, past and present. 1956 Gibson Country Western guitar for sale at Greg s Vintage Guitars Atlanta.