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The serial number is printed on a sticker located on the back of the neck, close to where the neck attaches to the body.
Because the number was placed on a sticker it is fairly common for the serial number to be missing.
KC, KV KC (Korean Cor-Tek (Cort)) and KV (Korean Saehan(Sunghan)), the prefix is followed by a 2 number year. Examples: KC97 = made by Cor-Tek (Cort) in 1997 KV97 = made by Saehan(Sunghan) in 1997 S, E S = Samick, E = Young Chang, E letter serial numbers were used on Young Chang's Fenix brand guitars. The first guitars made in Korea are those with serial number written in silver E1 6 digits Examples: E1 6 digits with silver serial = made by Samick in 1987-88 S9 = made by Samick in 1989 E0 = made by Sung-Eum in 1990 E1 with black serial = made by Sung-Eum in 1991.
The S and E serial number prefix Korean Squiers are from the late 1980s/early 1990s. M – The first number following the prefix is the year. Used in early 90's, featured the a high gloss maple neck with a slimmer 40mm body made from plywood.
There were periods of time when this was not consistently done, (between 19), and there are certainly other examples of short periods of time, and individual pieces, where the dating was simply omitted.
MN - M = Mexico, N = Nineties (1990s), the first number following the serial number prefix is the year.
MZ - M = Mexico, Z = 2000's, the first number following the serial number prefix is the year.
The serial numbers do not immediately reflect the change, as CBS continued to make instruments using existing, tooling, parts, and serial number schemes.
The following chart details the Fender serial number schemes used from 1965 to 1976.