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On Telecasters and certain other models, you will find the serial number on the bridge.
The serial numbers will start with a letter that corresponds to specific years of production. You will not find the MADE IN JAPAN stamp on the headstocks of Fender MIJ guitars. acronym for "CRAFTED IN JAPAN" These guitars were made from 1997 and are still being manufactured today.
The information contained in this guide was culled from our archives of Fender price lists and catalogs, beginning with 1968.
With those goals and others in mind, Squier will continue to offer products with features and prices that deliver truly excellent value, from beginners to hobbyists to working musicians alike.
Unfortunately, our records are not complete enough to provide precise dating information for many Fender acoustic guitars from the early 1960s through the 1970s and 1980s.
Unknown information is indicated with a question mark.
Fender began producing instruments in its Ensenada, Mexico, factory in 1990.
This was a running change, and both “Made in Japan” and “Crafted in Japan” decals appear on instruments from 20.