Can’t find any information about it! metallic white pearl w/maple neck #E986356, Yes I have the same guitar and its E915631, I have a Fender made in Korea, not a Squier fender. Seria number is 07055792 The Korean Fender serial numbers are just as scattered and confusing as all the rest of their guitars. Although Fender began producing Fender and Squier instruments in Korea in 1988, its digital records only go back to mid-1993, with little if any information available on serial numbering from 1988 through 1992. How can I find out when my acoustic instrument was manufactured? I’m very sure it’s a korean Newporter. Hi there. I have a Fenix Stratocaster in metal blue with a Fenderlike headstock. I have a Fender Newporter that has front side headstock markings that look korean. I’m going to guess that this article is incomplete, as the early series (before the Cor-Tek exclusive contract) MIK Fender’s were made all the way until the end of 1998. From 1998 on, Fender used the “KC” prefix followed by a two-digit year identifier and six digits. Do you have any clue as to it’s date and value? I haven’t seen any information on this headstock decal layout? Can anyone help ? Guitars produced by Samick used a serial number starting with an “S” followed by six digits. There is a hand-written “VVW 88” on the label. Just like many other companies in the late 1980s, Fender decided to start manufacturing products in Korea. Let’s take a look at the different serial numbers and see what they mean. The first number on the “E” serial numbers is a little confusing. Fender used “KC97” to represent 1997 and followed this prefix with six, seven, and eight digits. Who made it?? Hello I just purchased a squier 2 I have one as well “NK4xxxxx. This burst has aged well. Some early Korean serial numbers didn’t have a lettered serial number at all. It has an AMAZING one piece maple neck with “Made in Korea” and BULLET SERIES on the headstock! #guita, Might as well... #fenderguitars #fenderguitar #fen, Which one do you want? Z512345. DGJOCE NS, The instrument itself is an electro-acoustic guitar. Was just wondering what it might be worth these days. Enter Serial Number eg. What can you tell about it. What does that mean? At this point, they decided to start corresponding the serial number with the actual year, so in 1990 they used an “E0” serial number. It’s time to get back to playing! It plays very well, and I have to keep “rescuing” it from teachers at my guitar store. 1988 – 1993 Korean Squier Fender Serial Numbers. As with any new product line, Fender came up with a new numbering system for these guitars. You would think after nearly 40 years of producing guitars, Fender would have a standardized serial number system down by now, right? An “E2” serial number was then used for 1989 since it was the second year of production. What we do know about the early Korean days was that there were three different plants: the Samick pant, the Young Chang plant, and the Sung-Eum plant. Can anyone confirm the #10-24 thread before I get a new one? The remaining six digits are the unit identifier, but they are not sequential and do not provide further identification information about the instrument.The numbers for each year typically overlap, as there is always a transitional period between successive years and as necks and complete instruments that were made and serial numbered late in any given year were used on instruments assembled and sold in the early months of the subsequent year.As always, dating by serial number is not an exact science and is seldom definitive. They don't appear in any official documents that I can find. In 1991, they reused an “E1” serial number. There is a number E738808 (and C.Y) on the neckplate with the 4 srews. (s-9*****) black what year do you think? . #gibson #gibsonlespaul #gibs, Paisley print anyone? KA; 01017904 above it is JG26SCR NS. I want to give this to my granddaughter, but would like it ti complete. John Tara, Thank you. If it’s a Squire, it’s a laminated body with Rose tremolo and locknut, cast metal tuners, maple neck, rosewood fretboard. That’s enough looking at numbers. The letter prefix is followed by an eight-digit number, the first two digits of which identify year of manufacture, (i.e., 97 for 1997, 98 for 1998, etc.). Starting in 1997, the Korean Fender Squiers used a “KC” prefix that stood for Korean made in the Cort factory. Please if you have any info, help me out. Let’s take a look at the different serial numbers and see what they mean. The serial number has no letters 041019XX. Never seen anything similar so would love to know more, especially the date. Did anyone get back to you as to the “KA”…I have the same thing. The Korean Fender serial numbers are just as scattered and confusing as all the rest of their guitars. Well, they didn’t. SQ STRAT BULLET SRS MP AWT What can you tell me about the historical patent markings that appear on some of your products. I can believe this if my KV Squire is anything to go by. Not on the neck or back, anywhere. Out the year..thanks. Some of the serial numbers have lettered prefixes and some don’t. Sungham guitars would be the same only starting with a “V”. The 1997-1998 serial numbers were a little messed up. How can I find out how old my amplifier is? Both of these serial numbers used an “N” to represent the 1990s followed by a number that stood for the exact year. Fender began producing Korean guitars in 1988, but they didn’t keep digital records of any guitar serial numbers before mid-1993. I cant locate this and the websites says CN5+5 digits for Korean made 1995 Dont pay any attention to the “plywood” comment. In some ways, it helps to know the story behind the numbers to understand their meaning. Model# 0330602580 If it were an M6 X 1, I would think a #10-32 would try to start. So yes you do have a correctly marked VN7 (made in 1997). . Although Fender began producing Fender and Squier instruments in Korea in 1988, its digital records only go back to mid-1993, with little if any information available on serial numbering from 1988 through 1992. Which were the same as the VN7 models except that the logo on the headstock was changed and the serial number was moved from the headstock to back of neck near the neck plate. Hi – I have a “made in Korea” black aerodyne style Strat with serial number 03034323. I’d be happy to send you a pic of it if you like! Is this a fake serial? I have a squire e748863 and on the neck joint it says M 357 it has a beautiful vintage style neck beautiful as all heaven never ever felt a better neck even the FEnder USA ones, I was told it’s a 1984-87 vintage reissue 57 maple neck they are built out of japans left over ones from the move. I have a stratocaster korena like yours with 060208xx Have a wonderful day , Erica…I’m researching my ‘vintage’ Fender made in Korea I got for $100 on ebay as I just took a chance on it and it’s not too bad…electric-acoustic. In mid 1997 the VN factory changed over to building KV97 models. It is accepted that there were serial numbers with and without letter prefixes at that time, but as definitive information is lacking, serial-number dating for Korean instruments made before 1993 is highly uncertain.Digital records beginning in 1993 show some “CN” and “VN” prefixes on the serial numbers of Korean-made instruments (these numbers almost certainly occur before 1993, but there is no documentation of this). Any idea what year this is? All Cort serial numbers started with the letter “C”. Wha, Never know when you will need a Floyd rose. The 1990s numbers were written in black. How can I find out how old my instrument is if it uses an odd or non-standard serial numbering scheme. But the serial number looks like E1 + 6 numbers. After 1993, Fender really cleaned up their serial number process. E9 serial number means built in Sung Eum factory in 1989. Here’s a reference for the first few years. I have a Fender Suier Stratocaster with serial number CN5116777 These serial numbers were used until 1997 when Fender stopped producing guitars at the Sungham factory. Can you help locate the following serial #? Both the Cort and Sungham plants used unique numbers. This is similar to the American Fender serial numbers. #fender #fenderguitar #fen, What would put in your guitar file cabinet? It is accepted that there were serial numbers with and without letter prefixes at that time, but as definitive information is lacking, serial-number dating for Korean instruments made before 1993 is highly …