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S/E: The S and E serial number prefix Korean Squiers are from the late 1980s/early 1990s. There were also Korean Squier serials with no serial number prefix and 6 or 7 numbers and the first number is the year. Chinese & Taiwanese Squiers YN: Y = Yako (Taiwan), N = Nineties (1990s), the first number following the serial number prefix is the year. CY: C = China, Y = Yako (Taiwan), the serial number prefix is followed by a 2 number year. CY serials are usually used on Crafted in China Squiers.S = Samick, E = Young serial numbers were used on Young Chang's Fenix brand guitars . Some Chinese made Gretsch guitars also have a CY serial number.Fender were also losing sales in Japan to Japanese guitar brands such as Tōkai, Greco and Fernandes, and the establishment of Fender Japan would benefit Fender sales in Japan as well as overseas.Fender began negotiations with several Japanese musical instrument distributors and reached an agreement with Yamano Gakki and Kanda Shokai to establish Fender Japan. USA Squiers Fender did not make many Squiers in the USA.
Before the Fender Squier series were introduced in 1982, Fender were making lower priced guitars such as the Fender Lead series at their Fullerton California plant.
Yamano Gakki are also known for once being part of Epiphone Japan.
Kanda Shokai own the Greco brand name and one of the conditions of the Fender Japan agreement was that Kanda Shokai cease production of its own Greco Fender copies.
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Tokai was seriously considered to start building the first Japanese made Fenders but after a breakdown in negotiations, Fuji Gen Gakki was chosen instead .