My Strat, made in Korea. No, it’s NOT a Squier! I have the original factory tag which states “This instrument has been hand adjusted and inspected by: (JR) Date: 1-25-93. The part number is listed as 33-7102-566 and the serial number is CN215614 . All the serial number guides online, including the one from Fender, say this about the serial number:
- CN(XXXXXX) VN(XXXXXX) Korean-made Fender/Squier guitars (dating unclear)
But JR inspected mine at the Fender factory on January 25, 1993, so that might help establish the date period. The hand-written serial number matches the one on the headstock.
(Just reposting some photos from an old Gallery install that crashed.)