Dating a fender stratocaster body
So, as for your dilemma; for all intents and purposes, if you find those markings on your parts...it's probably legit and original. instrument production history, production dates have been applied to various components.The JV and SQ guitars, as well as some of the E series, had USA parts (mostly pickups, switches, and potentiometers) that were shipped over to Japan to help speed up production while the new USA plant was being set up in Corona, California.The early series are the most popular for collectors.Given the modular nature of Fender's production techniques, a neck may have been produced in one year, placed in a warehouse and remained in stock for a period of time, and then subsequently paired with a body to create a complete guitar in the following year.
and both were being made at the same time from 1994 till 1997.
The System II and System III bridges have individual string height and individual string intonation adjustments.