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FDP Forum / The Squier Forum / Dating a Korean Squier

69tele

Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Dec 20th, 2013 09:14 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The guitar that is !

Got a black made in Korea Strat in an exchnage a few days ago serial is M2796408 doesnt seem to conform to any of the numbering conventions that Fender list on their page.

Any ideas ?

Thanks !

mirrorboy

Yorkshire, England

Dec 20th, 2013 10:08 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

1992

69tele

Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Dec 20th, 2013 12:12 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

ahh right the first digit is for the year I take it thanks !

mirrorboy

Yorkshire, England

Dec 20th, 2013 12:50 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I love my 1995 Korean Squier strat with ply body. Fitted new nut, 250 ohm volume pot, tuners and vintage saddles. Slinky .009 strings, two trem springs, everything else stock and it's very stratty.

Good luck with yours Ernie.

69tele

Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Dec 20th, 2013 01:02 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks, I got this one in a trade for a pedal I didn't like and got for nothing so quite a good score I guess !

Unbelievably was looking for a cheap guitar to play Rocksmith on the Playstation to save my high end Fenders but seems like a nice axe it its own right

Mick Reid
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Australia

American-made in Oz!!
Dec 20th, 2013 01:37 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Are you sure it's MIK?
"M" usually stands for Mexico.
Does it say "Made In Korea" on the headstock?

My '95 MIK Squier begins with "CN5..." which means made in the Cor-Tek (Cort) factory in 1995.

I guess there are anomalies in manufacturing with Squiers though...


69tele

Rockin Gibraltar

Thou Shalt Gas !
Dec 21st, 2013 07:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I know hence the confusion !

Here is a pic

Headstock

mirrorboy

Yorkshire, England

Dec 21st, 2013 08:44 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The Mexican Squiers have 'MN' prefix. This stands for Mexico Nineties like the 'CN' prefix for the Cort Nineties.

Nobody knows which contractor made them as they were a short run between the Samick and Cort contracts. The dating is based on anecdotal evidence from owners who purchased M1 examples new in 1991 and M2 in 1992.

Incidentally Mick, my Squier is a Cort CN5!


93greenstrat

U.S./Woodbridge, VA

Dec 29th, 2013 02:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

"I love my 1995 Korean Squier strat with ply body. Fitted new nut, 250 ohm volume pot, tuners and vintage saddles. Slinky .009 strings, two trem springs, everything else stock and it's very stratty."

I have a '96 or '97 Crafted In Korea Strat. So far, I have shielded the pickguard and transplanted the electronics from an MIM Standard Strat into it. What tuners and saddles did you upgrade yours with?

mirrorboy

Yorkshire, England

Dec 29th, 2013 04:29 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

The new tuners are nothing fancy, they are very similar to the StewMac economy covered tuners with the hexagonal pressed steel covers. I had to fill some of the old holes with toothpicks and redrill to line them all up. They do the job better than the original ones with the chrome-covered plastic buttons.

Bent saddles were nothing fancy either, I got the cheapest ones on eBay that offered the correct width. I recommend measuring the old ones with a vernier caliper.

The bone nut seemed to effect the biggest improvement. I still have all the stock pups and electrics apart from the new volume pot and I swapped the middle tone control to the bridge (more quack and less ice-pick).

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