For Japanese made guitars, according to Fender: JV 5 digits corresponds to 1982-1984.
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Note that there is a serious amount of overlap on many serial numbers.
Squier Company in 1965; by 1982 the Squier name had resurfaced as a low-cost "value brand" alternative initially manufactured and distributed in the Japanese domestic market and soon offered to Europe, North America and the rest of the world. As his business grew, Squier moved the company to 429 Lake Ave. Up to 1900, the best violin strings were made in Europe.Look on the headstock of the guitar to find the serial number for a Fender Stratocaster. The serial number is typically a numeral preceded by one or two letters. During the first 14 years of Stratocaster production, the serial numbers were only numerals; from 1963 on, the numerals were preceded by a combination of one or two letters. For Strats dating from 1963 on, the prefixes mean: S=Seventies E=Eighties V=Vintage Series N=Nineties Z=New millennium DZ=American Deluxe Series Look at the numbers in the serial number. By May, Fender Japan had six vintage instruments— '57 and '62 Stratocaster models, a '52 Telecaster, '57 and '62 Precision Bass® models and a 62 Jazz Bass®.Meanwhile, as the flood of Asian Fender copies surged over Europe, Fender sought a competitive low-cost alternative.