SE 6 digits or SN 6 digits or SZ 6 digits corresponds to Signature Series Instrument.
CA 6 digits corresponds to Gold Stratocaster 1981-1983. For Mexican-made Stratocasters, according to Fender, the numbers are as follows: MN0 5 digits corresponds to 1990-1991.
These have the specifications of Standard Stratocasters and the time frame is difficult to establish. CN 6 digits or VN 6 digits corresponds to Korean-made Fender and Squier instruments and the time frame is difficult to establish.
The main purpose for finding a serial number on your Fender Stratocaster is to discover its production details.
A serial number allows only an approximation of the production year because it corresponds only to the date that the piece was constructed, not to when the entire guitar was put together.
Crafted in Japan, Q 5 digits corresponds to 2002-2004.
Crafted in Japan, P 5 digits corresponds to 1999-2002.
Fender gives the date ranges as follows: Serial numbers corresponding to 1-6,000 mean the guitar was created during the first five production years of Fender Stratocasters: 1950 through 1954.
3 digits of 500 corresponds to 35th Anniversary Strat from 1989-1990.
Crafted in Japan, O 5 digits corresponds to 1997-2000.
Crafted in Japan, A 6 digits corresponds to 1997-1998.
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