Dating korean fender guitars
We also have some other blog posts related to Fender that can hopefully be of some help.There's A Brief History of the Stratocaster Part I and Part II that follows the evolution of the most popular Fender guitar of all.I am assuming that they utilized a different numbering system for the Korean guitars than the American but I have not been able to find out anything confirming that. I was mainly just curious to find out how old the guitar is.Thanks, Kurt ---------------------------------UPDATE 6/7------------------------------ Thanks for the responses!For starters, there's the Reverb Price Guide which has thousands of entries with pictures and details on various guitars and other gear.Some browsing around the Fender section of the Price Guide can definitely help you find which model you have.
There is a small sticker on the back of the head under "Made in Korea" with a serial number (9802407) printed below, but the serial number does not seem to follow the numbering system I have seen posted here and other places.
As always, dating by serial number is not an exact science and is seldom definitive.
These charts are meant only as guides and, due to the absence of thorough and uninterrupted records, hence do not offer complete reliability.
Perhaps the best place to start when dating your Fender is to get an approximate idea of the era based on the instrument's design and components.
This can be a tall order for someone less versed in guitar history, but we do have some resources here on Reverb to help you out.The remaining six digits are the unit identifier, but they are not sequential and do not provide further identification information about the instrument.