Dating fender stratocaster neck
)Also, is there anything in the number that can indicate a more specific date? I'm not an expert on this so -please- take my comments as being a bit subjective but from my understanding the "E series" MIJ Strats of this era...Fender or Squier, all came out of the same factory; Fuji Gen.Good luck, Jim Hi, I'm trying to date a Squier and all references on the web say "refer to the Fender serial number dating service"looking at e.g. My serial number E673928 indicates 1984-87However 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?That's probably not what you were looking for but I hope it helps! I always thought it was a based off a '57, as it has an 8 hole, 1 ply pickguard, and a 50's style neck profile, radius, and trust rod adjustment.In the case of my '96 MIM Standard, I -know- it's a '96 because both the body and neck are stamped Feb 1996 (about a week apart in fact) and these stamps are clearly readable...although the serial number indicates the neck was actually made in '92.
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?This tells me this particular neck was made September 13th, 1985.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.So as far as dating the instrument itself..at the neck heal and the neck pocket.If you have date stamps or something hand written, great!