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Old 01-21-2013, 04:11 PM   #1
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1994 Fender Stratocaster: USA or Japan Made?

Hey everyone, I'm trying to sell my buddy's 1994 Fender Stratocaster but I can't tell whether it was made in the US or Japan. When I look up the serial number (N401096) it says that US Fenders in '94 had serial numbers starting with N4 while Japanese Fenders had serial numbers starting with N. I will attach some links for pictures and thank you for looking.

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Old 01-21-2013, 04:44 PM   #2
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American. Japanese serial numbers are printed on the heel of the neck. You could probably land $550-$700 for it. Most go for $600ish.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:53 PM   #3
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Well that's good news! Thank you.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:14 PM   #4
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Yeah. Also if you need more assurance then you can try to search at http://www.guitardaterproject.org/fender.aspx
The serial is valid only for a US made.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:59 PM   #5
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American. Japanese serial numbers are printed on the heel of the neck. You could probably land $550-$700 for it. Most go for $600ish.


mine says it there. i think they printed it in different places over the years. early ones were on the headstock.

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Old 01-21-2013, 06:22 PM   #6
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+311 Depending on the year and model, MIJ Fender SN placements vary.
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