The 1 or 2 digits before the hyphen show the month (1=Jan, 12=Dec.) The first digit after hyphen shows the last digit of year.
The Fender serial number decoder currently supports all documented MIA, MIJ, MIM, MIK and MII formats with the exception of Custom Shop, Relic and Reissue instruments.
A QA hand written with someones initials and the date 2/90. Any info you've found that you could pass on would be of help.Tom Presley was hired as the Product Manager (also involved in marketing) to begin MPC project.John Karpowitz was then hired to design & build Modular Powered Circuits (MPC) modules. Ties with Matsumoku are further solidified in 1981 and decision made to merge SLM Electra brand with Matsumoku's Westone brand.With those goals and others in mind, Squier will continue to offer products with features and prices that deliver truly excellent value, from beginners to hobbyists to working musicians alike. They were made in Korea, but better quality than the Mexican Fender strats. These guitars are very very heavy and they have massive sustain.