Dating fender japanese stratocaster
Neck-dating can be useful in determining the was produced, rather than the complete instrument.
Example: COB09xxxxxxx CD, CT, CJ – The first 2 numbers following the prefix is the year. In 2009-10 some Indonesian Squier's had the prefix ICS09XXXXX and ICS10XXXXX.
6 or 7-digit number Examples: VN7xxxxxx = 1997 made by Saehan/Sunghan.