Samick serial number dating
I know that not all of them are wonderful, but I found one that really piqued my interest.
I could not get ANY information other than the serial number (which, according to Samick, is useless as far as identification is concerned).
To this day, their violins are noted for their exceptional varnishes, and they command high prices as fine examples of early U. In the 1930s, Squier began making strings for the era's new electric instruments; the company also sold pianos, radios and phonograph records until divesting itself of all string-related products in 1961. Squier Company became an official original equipment manufacturer for Fender in 1963. By the mid-1970s, the Squier name was retired as the strings had taken the Fender name.
Fender Musical Instruments Corporation entered the picture in the 1950s, when the V. Squier Company began supplying Southern California inventor and businessman Leo Fender with strings for his unusual new electric guitars. Before the Fender Squier line of guitars was introduced in 1982, Fender was making lower priced guitars such as the Fender Lead series at its Fullerton, California plant.
These models were Fender models and not Squier models.
Further negotiations between Fender and Japanese guitar factories took place.Yamano Gakki was known for once being part of Epiphone Japan.Kanda Shokai owned the Greco brand name and one of the conditions of the Fender Japan agreement was that Kanda Shokai cease production of its own Greco Fender copies.It has a finish crack and a couple dents, but it's in good condition. He also said that some of the frets were kinda flat (I'm not too sure how bad that it, as I've never had to deal with it).