Dating a fender mexican strat

I also don't remember the time, when specs changed on the page.

Is it possible that bodies in Mexican Strats after 1996 were made from poplar ? As I mentioned before, I was unsure because of the sixth digit in the serial number - but yours and Guitar_Hurricane's posts helped me a lot.

I own quite a few guitars (9 I think), but on inparticular is a favourite of mine: An old Korean Squier Strat that I picked up around 1992.

I was wondering, is there any way to date these guitars from the serial number?

Thank you in advance, regards Tomek Hi, recently I was having my guitar serviced and luthier said that body is probably made from poplar.

I have also came across Mexican Strat description in Frontline 2001 and body was said to be made from poplar.

I own a second hand Standard Stratocaster made in Mexico.

On the back side of the head, there is a sticker that informs about celebration of 50 years of Fender in 1996.

It could also mean that the extra number was probably required after a big number of these were made. I was not sure - everything looks genuine - sticker, Fender logos on tuners and on saddles, but I couldn't find matching serial number.Thank you in advance, regards Tomek The serial number of my guitar is : MN6228687."MN6" would suggest 1996, but after it, there are 6 digits instead of 5 (on guitar dating page there are 5 digits after MN6). ----------------------------------------------------------------- Not to worry, I'm pretty sure your guitar is genuine.They had to do this for a few years until enviromentalists worked everything out, somewhere in the mid-nineties fender was given the go-ahead to start using alder again for their major mass-production guitars.Don't hold me to this information, a few things here and there could be wrong but thats basically how the story went. Here's a site you can use for dating fender guitars and a number of other guitar makers, it's a good one for your anniversary pickups, I'm not too sure about them, but for all I know they could be alittle more top-of-the-line, with an anniversary model they usually upgrade something, most likely it will be the pickups, since that's the number one upgrade that does a guitar justice._________________Chet Feathers Authorized Tone Pros Dealer Authorized WD Music Products Dealer F/A Official Southpaw Compliance Certification Tester I didn't Lose my mind, I traded it for this guitar. I have thought that my guitar's body was made from poplar - as far as I remember, I had browsed found poplar in Mexican Strats specs.It would be more accurate to say that approx 650 of each of these models were produced in ’60.Hi, I would like to ask two questions about my Fender guitar.Epiphone Les Paul Special Edition (bright green, Korean): 9 out 10 AWESOME! I found this info put up by "Leadowner" on (after having a nasty experience from typing "Korean dating" into a search engine). (lots of knocks and dinks, picked it up for next to nothing, seems quite rare to me) Fender Strat Sunburst (2007 - Mexican) - good guitar Fender USA Strat 1957-2007 Special Edition (awesome, 3 position pickup selector! Korean Squiers: C refers to Cort, V refers to Saehan(Sunghan), S was already taken by Samick so Saehan(Sunghan) used V instead (Saehan(Sunghan) made the Vester guitars). The second character refers to the decade: N represents Nineties (1990's). So, for example "CN6" = made by Cort in 1996 and "VN6" = made by Saehan(Sunghan) in 1996. I have a guitar synth system, so I plan to fit the synth pickup to this. Do you know the wood from which those guitars were made ?As far as I know, wood used for bodies in Mexican Strats now is alder, but I remember that once it was poplar (am I right ? Does anyone know if there were any changes connected with anniversary guitars from Mexico (1996 - 50 years of Fender) - for example other wood, better pickups, etc ?

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