Squier Serial Number Lookup

Discovering your guitar’s history can be a very rewarding thing to do. Authority Guitar has collated a mountain of data to give you the history by using your squier serial number.

Your guitar’s journey from the factory into your hands may be a mystery, but it’s always a good way to dig into the earlier life of your instrument. 

It’s also essential to have the correct information if you’re considering buying or selling a guitar. Researching a guitar’s serial number can also stop you from being the victim of fraud.

It’s simple enough with our squier serial number Checker. Type your serial numbers into the decoder below and you’ll get all the information Squier Guitars has on the instrument.

If you end up with an error message, please scroll down and find your guitar’s credentials manually using our helpful number grids. 

*We’ve tirelessly searched the internet for every record, the information gathered is the most accurate we could find. Some documentation crosses over and some has been lost over the years causing gaps in our data.

Where Do You Find Your Guitar Serial Number?

Over the years Squire have changed the location of the Serial Number. Check the picture below to find the most common places.

Squire fender musical instruments corporation
Check the neck plate, pots, headstock designs and base of the neck

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Squier Serial Number Decoder

Authority Guitar Top Tip: If you find your serial number doesn’t yield any results, press ‘crtl & f’ and enter the first number of your serial code. This page will then be highlighted in all the results starting with the numbers/letters youve entered. Scroll down to our ‘Manual Checklist’ and you’ll almost certainly find a serial number very close to your own. Giving you a general idea of when your guitar was manufactured.

Squire Serial Number-Manual Checklist

Here is a summary of the serial number, model, and year. To gain the best results use our decoder.

*Authority Guitar Top Tip: Press ‘ctrl & F’ then add the beginning of your serial number/guitar model in the search bar to find your details quicker on our extensive list below.

To reveal an accurate date of the serial number below, add your details to our Squire decoder.

Although it’s extremely difficult to find individual models to suit the required dates, in most cases you’re still able to find a date and factory of origin.

Japan

1982-1984

FujiGen/JPN

JV serial number followed by 5 digits are from FujiGen ‘Made In Japan’. Use the decoder to search if available.

1983-1984

FujiGen/JPN

SQ serial number followed by 5 digits are from FujiGen ‘Made In Japan’. Use the decoder to search for if available.

1984-1987

FujiGen/JPN

Serial numbers starting A,B.C,E,F and G followed by 6 digits would be from the factory stated above. Use the decoder to search.

1985-1987

Tokai/Dyna

Letters C and F with 6 digits following are instruments ‘Crafted In Japan

1988-1993

FujiGen/JPN

Letters H,I,J,K,L and M followed by 6 digits would be from the factory stated above. Use the decoder to search.

1993-1994

FujiGen/JPN

Letters N,O,P,Q, and S followed by 6 digits would be from the factory stated above. Use the decoder to search.

The Letter N followed by 5 digits is also from the same destination

1994-1997

FujiGen/JPN

Letters T,U and V followed by 6 digits would be from the factory stated above. Use the decoder to search.

1995-1996

Tokai/Dyna/Crafted In JPN

Letter N followed by 5 digits would be from the factory stated above.

1997-1998

Tokai/Dyna/Crafted In JPN

The first cross over appears here. The letter A with 6 digits after it can also be an instrument ‘Crafted In Japan’ from the following details above.

1997-2000

Tokai/Dyna/Crafted In JPN

Letter O followed by 6 digits would be from the factory stated above. ‘Crafted In Japan’

1998-1999

Tokai/Dyna/Crafted In JPN

Letter B followed by 6 digits would be from the factory stated above between the years 98-99.

1999-2002

Tokai/Dyna/Crafted In JPN

The letter P with 6 digits after it can also be an instrument ‘Crafted In Japan’ from the following details above. Check Decoder for instrument model.

2002-2008

Tokai/Dyna/Crafted In JPN

The letter Q and S with 6 digits after it can also be an instrument ‘Crafted In Japan’ from the following details above. Check Decoder.

2004-2008

Tokai/Dyna/Crafted In Japan

Letters R and T followed by 6 digits would be from the factory stated above. Use the decoder to search for model.

2006-2008

Tokai/Dyna/Made In JPN

Letters T and U followed by 6 digits would be from the factory stated above. Use the decoder to search for model. ‘Made In Japan’




USA

1985+

Corona/Made In USA

Letters E and N followed by various numbers would be instruments from Corona, USA. Use the decoder to search for any further information available. ‘Made In USA’




Mexico

1991-1994

Ensenada

MN serial followed by various numbers would be guitars stated from the info above. Try our decoder for further information available.

2000+

Corona

MZ serial followed by various numbers would be instruments stated from the information above. Try our decoder for further information available.




China

CA Serials

Axl/ Made In China

CA and CAE serial followed by 13 digits are guitars stated from the info above. Try our decoder for further information available.

CXS serial followed by 10 digits are instruments stated from the Axl. ‘Crafted In China’

Grand Reward factory made in China

Serial Number

  • CGS
  • CGS
  • CGRA
  • CGRB
  • CGRG
  • CGTH
  • CGRI
  • CGRJ
  • CGRK
  • CGRL

Are all products from the Grand Reward Factory, Made In China

Serials COB and COS followed by 10 and 11 digits are guitars ‘Crafted By Cor-Tek China‘ = Indonesia c cor tek




Taiwan

NC serial number are unknown, but they seem to be in with guitars which originate from Taiwan?

YN serial followed by 7 digits are instruments stated from the Yako Plant, Taiwan. Try our decoder for further information available.

CY serial followed by 9 and 10 digits are instruments built from the Yako Plant, TW factory but possibly state ‘Crafted In China‘ on them.




Korea

1987-1989

E1 and E2 serials with 6 more digits are guitars from Samick Korea. Check Decoder for extra info.

1988-1996

6,7 and 8 Digit number with no letter can also be guitars ‘Made In Korea’ around the the 1988-96 period.

1989-1992

E0 and E1 serials with 6 more digits are instruments from Sung-Eum, KR. Check Decoder for extra info.

1989-1994

S9, S0, S1, S2 and S3 and 6 further digits and various serials from the Samick Factory KR Check Decoder for extra info.

1990-1997

The following serial number plus 5 digits are that of Cor Tek Cort instruments, ‘Made In Korea’ between 1990-97:

  • CN0
  • CN1
  • CN2
  • CN3
  • CN4
  • CN5
  • CN6

1990-1997

The following serial number plus 5 digits are that of Sunghan, ‘Made In Korea’ between 1990-97:

  • VN0
  • VN1
  • VN2
  • VN3
  • VN4
  • VN5
  • VN6

‘Early 1990’s’

M serial followed by 7 digits are guitars ‘Made In Korea’

1992-1994

E0 and E1 serials with 6 more digits are instruments from Young Change, KR. Check Decoder for extra info.

1997-2014

Cor Tek Cort/’Made in Korea’

These KC serial number prefix should have 6 digits following :

  • KC97
  • KC98
  • KC99
  • KC00
  • KC01
  • KC02
  • KC03
  • KC04
  • KC05
  • KC06
  • KC07
  • KC08
  • KC09
  • KC10
  • KC11
  • KC12
  • KC13

KC97 would show 7 or 8 further digits, resulting in 11/12 in total.

Use the decoder to clarify a closer date of production.

KV with 8 following digits are guitars built from Saehan(Sunghan) ‘Made In Korea’.




Indonesia

2008-2010

Cor Tek Cort, ‘Crafted In Indonesia’

IC08+ 6 digit number
IC09+ 6 digits

2009-2010

Cor-Tek, Indonesian Squier’s

ICF09+6 digits

2009-2012

Cor-Tek, ‘Crafted In Indonesia’. Check Decoder to gain a more specific date.

  • IC10+6 digits
  • ICF10+6 digits
  • ICF11+6 digits

Samick-‘Crafted In Indonesia’.

  • ISS+6 digits
  • IS+7 digits
  • SI+8 digit number



India

2007-2012

‘Made In India’

Serial number prefix:

  • CS07+6 digits
  • NHS10+6 digits
  • NHS11+5 digits

Check Decoder for specific dates.

2007-2009

All the following serial number prefix followed by 6 digits were produced in India from the years 2007-09:

  • SH07
  • SH08
  • ZSSH07
  • ZSSH08

2008-2009

‘Crafted In India’

SH07+6 digit number
SH08+6 digits

2009-2010

‘Crafted In India’

All the following serial digit number followed by 6 digits were produced in India from the years 2009-10:

  • NSHA09
  • NSHD09
  • NSHE09
  • NSHF09
  • NHSG09
  • NSHH09
  • NSHI09
  • NSHJ08
  • NSHJ09
  • NSHK09

*Remember to always check the decoder, as we’re updating our database as soon as we’re aware of new information.

About Lee

Lee has been playing guitar for over 25 years. In the 1990's he made a few TV appearances in London and supported a few big bands at festivals. He's recently sung on radio and worked as a full-time guitarist/singer. Lee is the founder of Authority Guitar, a site where he wants readers to enjoy every aspect of learning the guitar.