Originally Posted by rocknron04
Just got an old Squier with the serial number CAE-0030801504. Can someone tell me where this guitar was made and when. I would really appreciate it. Thanks. The Rock
I have a Squier Strat with that same serial prefix. To the best of my knowledge you have a Squier Strat SE which was made in China in 2000 and was originally sold as part of a "Strat Pack" bundle with a small 10 watt amp, gig bag, strap and cord.
All of them I've seen with CAE-00 prefix have been either Black or White, but it is my understanding they made some sunburst ones also. All of them I've seen have had standard thickness bodies 3 ceramic single coil pickups on a 3 layer pickguard, 21 fret necks with rosewood fingerboard and small headstock
In my opinion they are a great platform for modding. I put a set of GFS Lil' Killer pickups in mine (required a small amount of whittling to fit), a Wilkinson trem, a set of the Gotoh-style locking tuners GFS sells and a pair of GFS's roller string trees.