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The serial number registration of these countries also leaves sometimes to be desired.Where to find the serial number The serial number is generally stamped on the front or back of the headstock,or in some cases onthe neck plate.Sales in Japan were disappointing, Fender could not compete with Japanese competitors such as Tkai and Greco.
No documentation, or comment from the manufacturer has resolved the question of which plant produced them.
MN - M = Mexico, N = Nineties (1990s) MZ - M = Mexico, Z = 2000's On February 11, 1994 the Ensenada plant burned down and production was temporarily moved to Corona. CY appears on all models produced in China and is by far the most common form. CGS - C = China G = factory code S= Squier, 7 or 8 digits. The factory from which the COS and COB serial number prefixes, are missing documentation and is unknown. The Squiers with a gold-colored logo were built from mid-1995.
"Made in China" and"Crafted in China" CA - C = China A = Axl (made by Axl). CGRL - C = China G, R, L = factory code , 8 digits. Korean Squiers with a black logo on the headstock always have a thin laminated body. Stratocasters, Telecasters, Bullets, P-Basses and Jazz basses were built from 1987 to 1998.
In 1987 Fender opened the plant in Ensenada, Mexico where built amps and combos. YN - Y = Yako (Taiwan) N = Nineties (1990s), 6 digits.
The production of Squier guitars started here in 1991. "Crafted in China" CY - C = China Y = Yako (Taiwan), 8 ditgits. Silver logos were used for models built in the late 80s and for the Fender Squier Series strats, built in 19. Squiers with a gold-colored logo have an alder body or ash wood if itis from the Pro Tone series.
Fender-Squier history in short Jerome Bonaparte Squier and his son Victor Carroll Squier, two English immigrants who started a violin building and repair company in Boston in 1881. Squier Company) Violin, banjoand guitar strings were also produced here.