Serial nr. puzzle..

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Karlis, Dec 18, 2013.


  1. Karlis

    Karlis

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    Hi!

    I got myself a Squier JAzz Bass, made in Korea with serial nr E1010118 and I can not figure out, is it means that the instrument is made in late 80-s or early 90-s ( 91? ).
    There is a lot of any kind of information in the web, but.....


    Do You, guys, have any idea?
    Thanks,
    Karlis
  2. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

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    How certain are you it is Korean? Fender's guide does not list any E serial numbers but they also admit it "does not offer complete reliability." The only E serial number bass I had was an early 80's Fender while CBS still owned the company, it was an 82 Elite, pretty far from a Squier. I do not know how far Squier goes back but I would guess it is pre-90's.

    http://www.fender.com/en-CA/support/articles/korean-instruments-product-dating/
  3. Karlis

    Karlis

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    Hi,
    it is written on the neck - Made In Korea.
    But, yeah, it is pretty complicated to understand what is the year of production since there is no record of dating Korean Squiers before 1993, as I understand.
    Wiki says - "S/E: The S and E serial number prefix Korean Squiers are from the late 1980s/early 1990s." So i guess it has to be somewhere there.
    Nice instrument, nonetheless, and I got it really cheap from pawnshop - 75 EUR...;)
  4. funblefinger

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