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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.
Hi, I'm trying to date a Squier and all references on the web say "refer to the Fender serial number dating service". ) Also, is there anything in the number that can indicate a more specific date? In general, Squiers do not follow Fender dating rules, but an E6 MIJ Squier would be somewhere around 84-87, IIRC.
My serial number E673928 indicates 1984-87 However 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?
Unfortunately the neck pocket of the body on mine is less revealing...there is a hand written "SST" which seems to indicate "Squier Stratocaster" and there is a "BLK" which would seem to indicate the original color (and this body is certainly "black") but not much else.
Fender and Squier a like..a well earned reputation for being very high quality.
I currently own 1 but I've played 5 or 6 over the years and they've all been exceptional instruments to say the least.
Unfortunately there isn't a lot of specific information on these instruments other than that they are typically very good instruments.
I've never been able to find anything in regards to any specific differences between the Fenders and Squiers that came out of this plant..fact everything I've ever seen seems to indicate that there really aren't any differences at all.