Squier guitars have been manufactured in Japan, Korea, Mexico, India, Indonesia, China, and the United States. As his business grew, Squier moved the company to 429 Lake Ave. Up to 1900, the best violin strings were made in Europe.

For example * "CN5" = made by Cor-Tek (Cort) in 1995. KC/KV: KC (Korean Cor-Tek (Cort)) and KV (Korean Saehan(Sunghan)), the serial number prefix is followed by a 2 number year.

For example * "KC97" = made by Cor-Tek (Cort) in 1997. KC and KV serial number prefixes are usually used on Crafted in Korea Squiers.

Japanese Serial Numbers on Peghead Decal Note the lack of S, E, N series.

origine et datation des guitares SQUIER par le N° de série Japanese Squiers For Japanese Squier serial number dating, see Fender's serial number dating service.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s Fender was facing competition from lower priced Japanese made guitars.

So, you can't afford that '54 Strat, or that '64, or even that '74 for that matter.

S/E: The S and E serial number prefix Korean Squiers are from the late 1980s/early 1990s. There were also Korean Squier serials with no serial number prefix and 6 or 7 numbers and the first number is the year.

It was established in 1890 by Victor Carroll Squier in Battle Creek, Michigan. By 1975, Squier became defunct as a manufacturer and a brand name for strings, as Fender opted to market its strings under the Fender brand name.

Squier Company manufactured strings for violins, banjos, and guitars.