Dating a mexican fender stratocaster
If you have a Fender Jag-Stang use the Serial Lookup Tool in the Registry: Fender Jag-Stang Serial Number Lookup Tool For other Japan made Fender guitars see this page: Japanese Serial Number Dates and this japan page For those american made Fenders guitars see this page: American Serial Number Dates Mexican made guitars generally follow the following rules: ex MN812323 – the first 3 characters are whats important [M] = made in Mexico [N] = 90’s (Z means zero for 2000, etc…)  = year 8 = Mexico 1998 more examples…[MZ1XXXXX] = 2001, [MN4XXXXX] = 1994 Also see this page for Mexican serials For any fender, if you want the exact year you will need to check the date stamped on the butt end of the neck.At some point, Kennis Russell bought a used Stratocaster at his local guitar shop.Within a few seconds, however, Russell—a guitarist who provides backing tracks, gear demos and reviews on You Tube—realized it was a fake."Someone had rubbed off the Squier logo from the headstock and put a fake Fender waterslide on it," Russell says."In this video I compare this fake Fender Strat to two 'real' U. Fender Strats, a Mexican Fender Strat and a Squier Strat.This model offers legendary Fender tone with classic styling for those on a budget.It has an alder body that's contoured to be comfortable during long sessions, whether you're standing or sitting.
Three pickups gave the instrument unprecedented tonal range, as did a tremolo bar that bent the guitar’s strings when pressed.
I also don't see the connection with the Rosemont Theater, except that Mark played at that venue on 5th May 2001 during the The guitar was also played by Mark at a charity concert for M. Therapy Centre Middlesbrough, 17th May 1997 and could be won in a prize draw.
Mark himself drew the winning ticket out of a box onstage and the lucky winner (Richie Holmes) got it from Mark himself after the show in the dressing room. The guitar was bought second-hand and had a 'natural wood' finish but was repainted in red by Steve Phillips.
It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks.
The Mexican standard doesn't have screw outside the tuners.