Re: can't reference fender strat serial ....a little help inside

Posted by frank on Tue, 10/22/02 - 04:56:32.

: I bought a fender strat with a serial number that starts with MN. I can't find any website that can tell me what kind of strat that is. There are 6 numbers after the N. I thought maybe the M stands for made in Mexico, but that is just a guess. Nobody can help me so far. I appreciate any help that you can give. Thanks

Other Fender Serial Number Schemes.
Fender has recently (in the last 20 years) introduced LOTS of different serial numbers schemes, depending on the country the Fender was made (USA, Mexico, Japan, Korea, etc). Not all schemes are covered here! Sorry, since I do not collect new Fenders, I don't really keep track of these things. Below are some examples of letter prefixes used in recent serial number schemes.
V : this prefix used for US made "vintage reissue" models, 1982 to present.
25 + 4 digits : 1979 to 1980 Anniversary Stratocaster.
AMXN : "AMX" means assembled in Mexico with American parts,
"N" is the decade (1990s).
MN : "M" means Mexican made, "N" is the decade (1990s).
C : this prefix used in 1982.
D : this prefix used in late 1981 to early 1982.
GO : this prefix used in the early 1980s.
SE : this prefix means a Signature Edition, 1982 to present.
4 digit decal on back of peghead: custom order model 1987 to present.

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Re: can't reference fender strat serial ....a little help inside!!

It is a california series. It was not assembled in mexico, just painted there. They are actually rare and good guitars.

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