Hi from Canada! Korean strat owner.

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mattdew56026, May 22, 2020.

  1. mattdew56026

    mattdew56026 Squier Talker

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    May 22, 2020
    canada
    Hi everyone, I have owned my Squier Strat from new, 1987. The serial number is E1000306. Does this make the guitar a really early instrument from Korea?
     
  2. Loin Lover

    Loin Lover Squier-holic

    Jul 26, 2018
    Backwoods, USA
    Welcome to ST. Guitar porn is encouraged. Someone will have you exact answer shortly.
     
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  3. mattdew56026

    mattdew56026 Squier Talker

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  4. MI redneck

    MI redneck Squier-Meister

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    May 7, 2020
    MI
    Let me roll out the Welcome Matt!
    (Yukedy-yuk)
    :rolleyes:

    Figured I should edit this.
    I've said it before, because it's true, my comedic skills are only slightly better than my guitar playing.

    Seriously Matt, welcome to a great forum full of good folks. Glad to have you!
     
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  5. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Axpert

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    Nov 5, 2016
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    Welcome.

    Yes, 1987 was the first year Squier production moved from Japan to Korea. Japan continued to build Strats, but they were labeled as Fender.

    Stick around. Welcome to the forum.
     
  6. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Dec 28, 2017
    South Texas Coast
    A hearty hooty to ya...Come on in.
     
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  7. CVSteve

    CVSteve Squier-Nut

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  8. mattdew56026

    mattdew56026 Squier Talker

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    May 22, 2020
    canada
    Im glad to be part of this group, cheers guys and gals!
     
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  9. Welcome to the crew here at Squier Talk.
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  10. Viking

    Viking Squier-Meister

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    Welcome to ST. Ya that's an early serial#. The serial# on these can be notoriously hard to read. DSC00263.JPG
     
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  11. Viking

    Viking Squier-Meister

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    Mine has the Gotoh stamped tuners.
    DSC00266.JPG
     
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  12. Barry

    Barry Squier-Meister

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    Feb 5, 2020
    Eastleigh, UK
    Welcome to ST. Great looking Strat.
     
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  13. gmt124

    gmt124 Squier-Meister

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Wales, UK
    Hi Mattdew and welcome aboard the ST, nice looking Start you got there.
     
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  14. cool gouhl

    cool gouhl Squier-holic

    Age:
    46
    Dec 4, 2014
    Cincinnati
    Welcome to ST. Those guitars were made by Young Chang, the first Korean Squiers. The serial numbers start with E10, but later in the year the switch to Fenders regular serial number system and have E7 numbers. It's the guitar that made me fall in love with stratocasters. My avatar picture is a lake placid blue one, and I recently bought a black one that looks just like yours. They are great guitars and are almost identical to the made in japan models. Here are a couple pictures of my black one, it has a beautiful flamed neck. IMG_20200403_233231.jpg IMG_20200406_042945.jpg IMG_20200404_002156.jpg IMG_20200404_002215.jpg
     
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