IS: I = Indonesia, S = Samick, the serial number prefix is followed by a 2 number year. The Fender serial number decoder Find the date of a Fender guitar by serial number You can use this Fender serial number decoder to date a Fender guitar. For example "IC02" Made in 2002. Please note that fender serial numbers tend to overlap by at least a year, and thereby the date of your guitar can only be approximated. Although Fender began producing Fender and Squier instruments in Korea in 1988, its digital records only go back to mid-1993, with little if any information available on serial numbering from 1988 through 1992. Nov 2, 2012 Belgium. Dating Korean Made Fender & Squier Instruments from Fender.com. At the same time Squiers made in the same factory started getting serial numbers with "ICS" - where "S" stands for Squier to follow the same pattern. 30. The serial starts with ICS12, so it was made in 2012. Can anyone give me some info on my Squier Bullet Strat? Fender moved production of some Fender-branded instruments from Korea to Indonesia in 2008. Indonesian Squiers IC: I = Indonesia, C = Cor-Tek (Cort), the serial number prefix is followed by a 2 number year. There are a number of standard models that have the ICS prefix some are FSR but some are just normal run models. Dating Indonesian Made Fender Guitars & Basses from Fender.com. In 2009-10 some Indonesian Squier's had the prefix ICS09XXXXX and ICS10XXXXX. Fender Squier Serial Number Identifier; Hey there, I bought a Squier Affinity Strat last Dec. And on checking the serial number I got this from Google. 2012 Indonesian ICS serial Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by cokekolev, Nov 11, 2012. cokekolev Squier Talker. The serial numbering scheme for these instruments initially used the letters “IC” as a prefix indicating that they were made in Indonesia at … The Fender serial number decoder currently supports all documented MIA, MIJ, MIM, MIK and MII formats with the exception of Custom Shop, Relic and Reissue instruments. The new series of guitars were given serial number starting with "ICF" - with the letter "F" for Fender.