Squire precision bass dating
The S/E serial number prefixes refer to Young Chang's Fenix brand guitars from the late 1980's so the date I provided you is indicative to a Young Chang Fenix brand of Squier.1989 is a correct date for the year of manufacture.Gary: Sticking with the serial number prefixes for Fender (not Squier) the "E" would equal the 1980's and the first digit "9" would equal 1989.But your serial number prefix isn't indicative to Korean made Squiers by Fender.It sounds more like a Fender serial number prefix, are you sure it's a Squier?Hope this helps some, kcbuck Gary: Korean serial number prefixes start with CN, VN, KC, and KV.There is quite a bit of overlap of numbers and years.
They were stamped on the back vibrato cover plate (early '50s Strats), and on the bridge plate between the pickup and the saddles on some Telecasters.
Given the modular nature of Fender's production techniques, a neck may have been produced in one year, placed in a warehouse and remained in stock for a period of time, and then subsequently paired with a body to create a complete guitar in the following year.
So, obviously a neck date, while being helpful in providing a date range of production, cannot be a definitive reference.
Established in Battle Creek, Michigan by Victor Carroll in 1890 - the company was independent until it was acquired by Fender in 1965.
Today, Squier guitars are made around the world in some of the most prominent asian factories.