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Hi,

I own a Japanese Fender Jaguar which I asked Fender to date for me. They told me it's a 1997 model, but they also said it’s quite unique as the serial number doesn't fall neatly into their set of categories and that I should get it valued.

The serial number is “Crafted in Japan V036072”

It’s V +6 digits which makes it 1996-97, but it says ‘Crafted in Japan’ which they only began on models A+6 digits from ’97 onwards.


https://support.fender.com/hc/en-us/articles/214343783-How-can-I-find-out-when-my-Japanese-made-instrument-was-manufactured

Would be interesting to know if this unconventional serial number increases the value of the guitar, and what that value would be? Any help would be appreciated!

 

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Hello! 

We also came across this in our Jag-Stang Registry where we order the jag-stang's by serial number.

If you look at this page of jag-stangs in the Registry you can see the transition from MIJ to CIJ with a V+6 serial number. (ignore the V999999 number)
https://www.jag-stang.com/registry/view/39/2

We know that japan production moved to a new plant in the 96/97 time period. See wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fender_Japan 
So best guess would be that these CIJ V+6 are "transitional" serials and not really unique.

From the limited number of guitars in the Registry it looks like the cutoff between MIJ/CIJ is around the V028000 range of numbers. Although there are some overlapping that number on both sides the cutoff is right around there.

The lowest CIJ V+6 we've seen is V028339  and the highest one is V039576. Your's fits right in that range. This should not impact the value however.

Great looking guitar!

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