Please note that this pickguard will only fit genuine Fender Stratocaster. Available with 8 or 11 mounting holes, Floyd Rose or standard bridge rout, or anything you can imagine.Due to a variety of manufacturing changes over the years, or your imagination, many guards require tracings so we can both know that you are getting the pickguard that will fit your guitar.In the early 1980s, Japanese labour and production costs were much lower than in America and to compete with the Japanese made guitars, Fender moved the lower priced Fender guitar production from America to Japan.
Made in the same factory as the Japanese Fenders of the era, they were known as high quality guitars.
The series included the Supersonic guitar, the Venus guitar (co-designed by Courtney Love), the Jagmaster (a hybrid of the Fender Jaguar and Jazzmaster models), and a re-issue of the Musicmaster Bass.
Later, in 97, a guitar version of the Musicmaster Bass was added, though it should be noted this was based on the bass design, and not the Fender Musicmaster guitar design of the 1960s. The Squier lineup was augmented in 1996 with Affinity series guitars and basses. MN: M = Mexico, N = Nineties (1990s), the first number following the serial number prefix is the year.
Entry-level Affinity Series instruments were straightforward, basic Stratocaster, Telecaster and Precision Bass guitars in black, red and white. MZ: M = Mexico, Z = 2000's, the first number following the serial number prefix is the year.
The initial Squier models were launched on July/August 1982.