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6 or 7-digit number Examples: VN7xxxxxx = 1997 made by Saehan/Sunghan.
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 neck date simply refers to the date that the neck was produced.For years, serial numbers have been used in various locations on Fender instruments, such as the top of the neck plate, the front or back of the headstock and the back of the neck near the junction with the body.Serial numbers were stamped on the back vibrato cover plate on early `50s Stratocaster® guitars, and on the bridge plate between the pickup and the saddles on some Telecaster® guitars.Therefore, while helpful in determining a of production dates, a neck date is obviously not a precisely definitive reference.Most specifications for a given Fender instrument model change little (if at all) throughout the lifetime of the model.