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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.Further negotiations between Fender and Japanese guitar factories were done.Hi Jek, Start by checking the serial number, here is a basic guide for you, once having established the serial number, post it and we will tell you if its genuine.

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Yamano Gakki are also known for once being part of Epiphone Japan.

Kanda Shokai own the Greco brand name and one of the conditions of the Fender Japan agreement was that Kanda Shokai cease production of its own Greco Fender copies.

Until the introduction of the Fender Squier series, Fender had never produced lower priced guitars based on their main Stratocaster and Telecaster designs and had always used different model designs for their lower priced guitars.

In the late 1970s and early 1980s Fender was facing competition from lower priced Japanese made guitars.

S/E: The S and E serial number prefix Korean Squiers are from the late 1980s/early 1990s. There were also Korean Squier serials with no serial number prefix and 6 or 7 numbers and the first number is the year.[edit] Chinese & Taiwanese Squiers 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 serials are usually used on Crafted in China Squiers.

S = Samick, E = Young serial numbers were used on Young Chang's Fenix brand guitars [3]. Some Chinese made Gretsch guitars also have a CY serial number.

I have a Squier Stratocaster since about 1991, it has the white body and the clear wooden handle.

I have never found any other number than on the head of the handle. I found on Internet a person who sold an Squier Télécaster with a similar serial number and an identical year of purchase.

The SQ Squier series was introduced in late 1983/early 1984.

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