Hi, I'm trying to date a Squier and all references on the web say "refer to the Fender serial number dating service". ) Also, is there anything in the number that can indicate a more specific date? In general, Squiers do not follow Fender dating rules, but an E6 MIJ Squier would be somewhere around 84-87, IIRC.
This leads to the question of when this guitar was actually "assembled" or more specifically what year was it sold?
The beautiful thing about Fenders is that they are so "modular" but the bad thing about them is that...are so modular, LOL!
of them seem to have basswood bodies and most of them use the identical same necks, hardware, etc..
The same seems to apply to the "Contemporary" MIJ Strats of this era as well.
If not, just be happy knowing that you have an otherwise fine guitar and don't sweat the specifics..enjoy it for what it is.