Amplified Parts Lollar Pickups

Amplified Parts Lollar Pickups Guitar Pickups

Amplified Parts Lollar Pickups Guitar Pickups

Join Strat-Talk Today

MIK KV98 serial / Floyd Rose

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by Fokas, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Fokas

    Fokas Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    37
    88
    Oct 6, 2016
    Brasil
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2018

  2. Fokas

    Fokas Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    37
    88
    Oct 6, 2016
    Brasil
    I found this link at Squier Wiki:

    http://www.squierwiki.com/Korean-Squiers

    Gold Headstock Logo
    All gold logos will be a full width alder body or it will be ash if it’s a ProTone.
    Gold logo Squiers were built stating in mid-1995. The CN5, VN5, VN6 VN7, KV97, KV98 and the ProTones will have gold logos. All have full width wood bodies.

    Is it really true?
     

  3. balston11

    balston11 Senior Stratmaster Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 8, 2013
    Preston UK
    Yes it's absolutely correct. I have posted this guide before but it is useful so here it is again. Its not from me its from Roccobagodonuts.

    Step 1 on making IDs... The headstock logo... Korean models with an all black headstock logo with always be thin plywood body... Always... They will also be the lowest of the low among MIK models... These black logo models were built between 1992 and 1995... Models like the CN2, VN4, CN3 and etc... So when ya see all black headstock logo on a Korean Squier there is no need to know anything more on it. Just pass and wait for the next one to pop up... Then there are the other 2 colors they did MIK headstock logos in... Silver and Gold...

    They only used Silver headstock logos on MIK models built in the late 80s and then on the CN2, CN3 and VN3 Fender Squier Series strats built in 1992 and 1993... These CN2, CN3 and VN3 Fender Squier Series Strats will have a silver Fender logo on the headstock with a small Squier Series in black near the end of the headstock... So if it says Squier and not Fender in Silver on the headstock logo and its Korean it HAS to be an 80's model...

    Now there is the plywood vs wood body thing again... While all black logo Korean models will be plywood most silver logo MIK models will also be plywood. Except 1 lineup... The 87' E7 and E10 models built by Young Chang... The other silver logo Squiers would be the CN/VN Fender Squier Series stuff(full width plywood body), the E9 models(full width ply), S9 models(full width ply) and S10 models(full width ply). Then you would also have the Squier II models as well that also came with silver headstock logos. They also came with E9, S9, M1 and J1 serial numbers... These Squier IIs were the only silver logo Squiers to come with a thin plywood body. The other plywood body silver logo models are all full width body...

    Then there is the gold logo Squiers built in Korea... If it has a gold logo it will be a full width alder body or it will be ash if its a ProTone... They didnt start building MIK Squiers with gold logos until mid 1995... So starting in 1995 you see the CN5, CN6 gold logo models. VN5, VN6 VN7 gold logo models. KV97 and KV98 models and the the ProTones... All have gold logos. All have full width wood bodies...

    Ok... So going back over what we just read... Black logo would mean thin plywood and worst of worst... Silver would mean possible full width plywood body but wood on the 87' Young Chang models... Gold would mean full width alder or ash if its a ProTone... We also end up with a logo scheme matching a time period. Silver for 80's. Black for 92' to mid 95'. Gold for mid 95' to 98'... So now we can start matching up periods with certain logo colors and certain specs as well... Wood vs Ply... Based on logo color...
     
    Fokas likes this.

  4. Fokas

    Fokas Strat-Talk Member

    Age:
    37
    88
    Oct 6, 2016
    Brasil
    Thanks! Good to know!

    My only concern is about this "H-S-S + Floyd Rose" configuration.
    It's a special line for south america/asia market, in other words, probably a low cost guitar.