Squier Serial Numbers

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by squierjosh, Apr 9, 2010.

  1. squierjosh

    squierjosh Squier-holic

    Apr 9, 2010
    MN
    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?
     
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  2. S. Rock

    S. Rock Squier-holic

    Dec 17, 2009
    Minnesota
    Josh, if it plays good and sounds good, then it's a good guitar. my MIM Squier was made in '93. so, the above numbering system may be correct. I look at every guitar individually. so, when I try a "new" guitar and it feels good to play and sounds good to me, then I like it. every guitar is different. no matter what the price is. one of the best guitars that I ever bought was a $30.00 Framus acoustic.
     
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  3. squierjosh

    squierjosh Squier-holic

    Apr 9, 2010
    MN
    It was definitely the playability that drew me to this Strat in a pawn shop a couple years ago ($80 with gig bag). It's not so good lately though. I think it needs a good setup by someone other than me. :p I'm starting to get buzzing up and down the neck when I play.

     
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  4. S. Rock

    S. Rock Squier-holic

    Dec 17, 2009
    Minnesota
    have you ever been to My Music Store in Golden Valley ? they have one of the best luthiers around working on guitars. he just put a nut on my '73 Les Paul. his name is Ted. he does very good work.
     
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  5. S. Rock

    S. Rock Squier-holic

    Dec 17, 2009
    Minnesota
    there's a Squier on CL right now in Eden Prairie for $40.00.
     
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  6. squierjosh

    squierjosh Squier-holic

    Apr 9, 2010
    MN
    Tempting...and I work in Eden Prairie. :)

     
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  7. aquarogue79

    aquarogue79 Squier Talker

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    hi i was wondering on the age and style of my Squire
    SN: IC010907619
     
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  8. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-holic

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    Indonesia 2001 - Affinity ?
     
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  9. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

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    Welcome to the forum @aquarogue79

    Your guitar is Made in Indonesia in 2001 - the serial number won't tell us which model, need photos to tell you that....
     
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  10. aquarogue79

    aquarogue79 Squier Talker

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  11. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

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  12. aquarogue79

    aquarogue79 Squier Talker

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  13. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

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  14. aquarogue79

    aquarogue79 Squier Talker

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    cool so its not a bad one since i got it from a friend for free
     
  15. drummerchuck

    drummerchuck Squier Talker

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    Can anyone tell me when this Squire guitar owned by my father-in-law was made by the serial number and any other information?
    KC02083430
    Thanks for your help.
     
  16. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

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    Do you have photos? Welcome to the forum @drummerchuck

    We can't tell you what model by the serial even if we knew the year....the serial number usually only denotes the year...

    KC02 means 2002, made in Korea....

    Is it a Telecaster with a glued in neck and matching headstock, with 2 humbuckers?
     
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  17. drummerchuck

    drummerchuck Squier Talker

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    Here is a picture of the guitar. I was just wondering what it's value might be. It's in flawless condition but the different tailpiece has been added.
     

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  18. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

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    That is a 2002 Squier Starfire hollowbody.

    In the USA I think these go for about $300-450.....

    I can't find any completed sold listings but asking prices on reverb.com are around 400-500 right now.....

    They're really nice high quality instruments.... @drummerchuck
     
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  19. drummerchuck

    drummerchuck Squier Talker

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    Thank you for the information. Very much appreciated.
     
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