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Whats the difference between a MIJ and a CIJ?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by addylewis, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. Is it an age thing or does it apply more to the old Squier's? -Just I've got one of each (an '89 MIJ '62 RI J and a '93 CIJ Mustang RI) ...just wondering what the difference is - can anyone shed some light on it for us?
  2. ptidwell

    ptidwell Commercial User

    Jun 13, 2005
    Los Angeles
    Owner LoPHAT Cabinets
    From my understanding it has to do with the serial numbering.
    They had exhusted the numbering from the MIJ (Made in Japan), then started over again with the same numbering system with CIJ (Crafted in Japan).