How do I check my Fender Japan serial number?
Fender guitars produced in Japan have the serial number on the back of the neck, near the attachment to the body. In some reissue models it can be found on the headstock or the neck plate. The combination of the text Made in Japan and the serial number was used until 1997.
What years were Fender Guitars made in Japan?
Most of the Japanese-made Fenders up until 1996/1997 were MIJ Fenders. The first CIJ Fenders started around 1992, when Dyna Gakki took over some of the production requirements of Fender Japan. This resulted in the Crafted in Japan inscription appearing on some Japanese Fenders during this period.