Dating a mexican fender guitar
With the info you put out I feel as if I got a good deal.Nice straight neck road worn body makes it look cool.The original teles were top loaders and so are Les Pauls so it must not matter that much.Just picked up a black label P bass on CL did not know much about this run of guitars in the 90's.The guitars from that very “Squier Series” are official and genuine Fender guitars like any mexican made Fender guitar regardless, and if you have a mexican made Fender Telecaster, Stratocaster or Precision Bass with a black label and a serial number beginning with MN3, MN4, MN5, MN6, MN7 or MN8, you have a genuine Fender guitar – with or without a small “Squier Series” label."Before reading that, I had acquired one of the black label "squier series" models with an MN5...... If it isn't as good as my two "regular" MIM strats, it's very close.
The only thing that bugs me is I play the guitar I paid 5 for way more then the one I paid 1200 for. U just picked up a 94 MIM fender tele "squier series" all I can find is the quote that you posted above.The parts were shipped to Mexico for assembly with mexican made pickups and far eastern hardware and electronics.The overall quality of these guitars turned out to be below the Squiers made in Japan and Korea, whose production came to an end around the time the mexican made guitars with the black label surfaced, yet above Squiers made in China and Indonesia, whose production had not yet begun at the time.The black label was used by Fender Mexico for a limited time only between 19.It can be found exclusively on the rather short lived mexican “Traditional” and “Squier” series for the Telecaster, Stratocaster and Precision Bass.