Dating squier stratocaster
Fender's production methods from the early fifties had the effect the numbers may not be consecutive.
Also overlap of serial numbers and dates come with regularity.
As a result of this mistake, you will be able to get a guitar with a serial number N9 that was built in 1990.
The table below shows the Fender serial numbers as they were used from 1950 to 1964.
The table below shows the serial numbers as they were used from 1965 to 1976.
Again, there are a several serial numbers that overlap.
The next table shows the most common Fender serial numbers schemes from 1976 to the present.
Here is the S first introduced as a prefix to the serial numbers. The E stands for the decade of the eighties, and was introduced in 1979.