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Fender began producing instruments in its Ensenada, Mexico, factory in 1990.

Guitar instructor Darrell Braun presented another useful comparison video, this time around putting a Mexican Fender Strat against a Squier Strat made in Indonesia.

The big question throughout the clip was - is this specific Fender really worth twice as much money as the Squier.

This new numbering scheme was short-lived and was replaced only a few months later by an improved scheme that identifies an instrument’s country of origin and year of manufacture in the body of the serial number.

This new scheme uses the letters “MX” as a prefix to designate an instrument made in Mexico, followed by an eight-digit number.

These serial numbers did not identify the country of origin in the body of the number.

Instead, the instrument’s country of origin appears on the decal on the back of the headstock, near the serial number.

The color was originally a two color sunburst pattern, although custom color guitars were produced (most famously Eldon Shamblin's gold Stratocaster, dated 6/1954).