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.Over time, the Squier series slowly evolved to include original model designs and production has moved from Japan to various other Asian countries such as Korea, China and Indonesia. The large Fender logo of the export Squier series was soon changed to a large Squier logo. Mexico edit MN: M Mexico, N Nineties 1990s, the first number following the serial number prefix is the year.Instrument models edit Jazzmaster Telecaster guitars Jaguar bass. The first Fender Japan guitars are known as the JV Fenders and JV Squiers, with JV standing for Japanese Vintage to reflect the guitars were made from the original blueprints of the vintage US guitars, were made by the Fuji Gen Gakki factory in Japan, using technical support from Fender. MZ: M Mexico, Z 2000 s, the first number following the serial number prefix is the year. KC and KV serial number prefixes are usually used on Crafted in Korea Squiers.In 2009-2010, some Indonesian Squiers had the prefix ICS09XXXXX and ICS10XXXXX. 1 dead link Blue Book Of Electric Guitars 9th Edition Zachary Fjestad, Edited by S. Fjestad ISBN 1-886768-57-9 External links edit Wikimedia Commons has media related to Squier.India edit Some Squier IIs were made in India around 1989-1990. Made in India Squier IIs seem to follow the made in USA serial numbering scheme. Squier Guitars Retrieved from https://en.wikipedia.org/w/title Squier oldid 695720260 Categories: Guitar manufacturing companies Fender Musical Instruments Corporation.Example of a Serial Number on a Precision Bass made for Fender by Young Chang in Korea in 1995. The SQ Squier series was introduced in late 1983 to early 1984. For example, MN8 indicates that it was made at Ensenada, Mexico in 1998-1999. KC/KV: KC Korean Cor-Tek Cort and KV Korean Saehan Sunghan, the serial number prefix is followed by a 2 number year. S/E: The S and E serial number prefix Korean Squiers are from the late 1980s/early 1990s.The SQ Squier series was based more on 1970s Fender models and also had USA made pickups installed. Colors: 706 Black, 758 Torino Red, 780 Arctic White, 700 Sunburst. MZ1 indicates that it was made at Ensenada, Mexico in 2001-2002 Korea edit CN/VN: C Cor-Tek Cort, V Saehan Sunghan, S was already taken by Samick so Saehan Sunghan used V instead Saehan Sunghan made the Vester guitars, N Nineties 1990s, the first number following the serial number prefix is the year. S Samick, E Young Chang, E letter serial numbers were used on Young Chang s Fenix brand guitars.
The bass lineup features Precision and Jazz basses including fretless versions of both, Jaguars and Telecasters, with five-string and short-scale models featured in the range. The majority of Vintage Modified instruments are available only in right-handed configurations. They featured a high gloss maple neck with both rosewood and maple fretboard options and a slimmer 40mm body.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.USA edit Some USA made Squiers have a serial number with an E Eighties 1980s prefix, and some have a serial number with a N Nineties 1990s prefix. No documentation, or comment from the manufacturer has resolved the question of which plant produced them. 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.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.