I don't always trust Wikipedia, but here is what they have for Squier serial numbers for Korean made Squiers: Korean Squiers CN/VN: C = Cor-Tek (Cort), V = Saehan(Sunghan), S was already taken by Samick so Saehan(Sunghan) used V instead (Saehan(Sunghan) made the Vester guitars), N = Nineties (1990s), the first number following the serial number prefix is the year. For example * "CN5" = made by Cor-Tek (Cort) in 1995. * "VN5" = made by Saehan(Sunghan) in 1995. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Squier#Korean_Squiers Does this seem accurate? If so, it dates my Squier Strat at 1995, made by Sunghan. I get the feeling these aren't as good as the Cort-made Strats?