Helpful information and resources on John Deere tractors from SSB Tractor, a leading provider of tractor parts, manuals, implements and toys. It was established in 1890 by Victor Carroll Squier in Battle Creek, Michigan. By 1975, Squier became defunct as a manufacturer and a brand name for strings, as Fender opted to market its strings under the Fender brand name. Victor returned to Battle Creek, where he opened his own shop in 1890. Up to 1900, the best violin strings were made in Europe.
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation entered the picture in the 1950s, when the V. Squier Company began supplying Southern California inventor and businessman Leo Fender with strings for his unusual new electric guitars. 1 Squier Guitars 1982-present edit Before the Fender Squier line of guitars was introduced in 1982, Fender was making lower priced guitars such as the Fender Lead series at its Fullerton, California plant.Fender was also losing sales in Japan to Japanese guitar brands such as Tōkai, Greco and Fernandes and the establishment of Fender Japan would benefit Fender sales in Japan, as well as overseas.Fender began negotiations with several Japanese musical instrument distributors and reached an agreement with Yamano Gakki and Kanda Shokai to establish Fender Japan.This arrangement benefited Fender because it removed the Greco Fender copies from the Japanese market, which were selling in Japan at much lower prices than the American made Fenders and it also benefited Kanda Shokai because Kanda Shokai could then distribute Japanese made Fender branded guitars in Japan. These models were Fender models and not Squier models.Further negotiations between Fender and Japanese guitar factories took place. The stratocasters had Fender USA pickups installed and were made for the Japanese market only and not for export.5 Serial number tracing edit As follows is an approximate method in which Squier dates the serial numbers of manufactured instruments. Miscellaneous Chinese serials: CD, CT, CJ, NC: C China, the first number following the serial number prefix is the year. The plant from which the COB serial number prefix models originate remains a mystery.USA edit Some USA made Squiers have a serial number with an E Eighties 1980s prefix, and some have a serial number with a N Nineties 1990s prefix. No documentation, or comment from the manufacturer has resolved the question of which plant produced them.Squier Classic Vibe Series edit In 2008, Squier released its Classic Vibe series, a series of electric guitars and basses mirroring classic Fender designs of the 1950s and 60s. China and Taiwan edit YN: Y Yako Taiwan, N Nineties 1990s, the first number following the serial number prefix is the year. CY: C China, Y Yako Taiwan, the serial number prefix is followed by a 2 number year. CY, COS, or COB serials are usually used on Crafted in China CIC Squiers.Each roughly reflected the hardware, woods, color variations, finishes, body contours, and tonal characteristics of their respective era, although Squier state that the series was not created to be completely era correct, but rather impart the vibe aura of a classic Fender design. Some Chinese-made Gretsch guitars also have a CY serial number.For example, a 1990 made in India Squier II serial number would start with N0 plus 5 digits. 10M Visitors and counting - fix my hit counter and earn credit : In honor of our servicemembers, past and present. 1956 Gibson Country Western guitar for sale at Greg s Vintage Guitars Atlanta.The serial number is printed on a sticker located on the back of the neck, close to where the neck attaches to the body. Natural version of the Southern Jumbo,round shoulders with Crown peghead inlay. Worldwide: Products: Electric guitars Bass guitars Acoustic guitars Guitar amplifiers: Parent: Fender: Website: