For their Fender copies, they were forcedto change their headstock shape completely.
The KC and KV forms are apparently associated with the change to Crafted in Korea.So, post-1996 models only would have this form of serial number.Fernandes is the parent company that made most of the company's Fender replica guitars under its own Fernandes name.Burny is the brand name or division that focused on the making of Gibson replica guitars.Many are close friends, having worked in this factory together for decades.
They visit each others’ families during Chinese New Year.Korean Squiers: C refers to Cort, V refers to Saehan(Sunghan), S was already taken by Samick so Saehan(Sunghan) used V instead (Saehan(Sunghan) made the Vester guitars). The second character refers to the decade: N represents Nineties (1990's). So, for example "CN6" = made by Cort in 1996 and "VN6" = made by Saehan(Sunghan) in 1996.Exceptions: Pro-Tone Series (solid ash bodies) had serial numbers with either a) no preceding letters and 7 digits, with the first number being the year, or b) starting with KC for Korean Cort, followed by 2-digit year.When someone is out sick, coworkers stop by that person’s home with hot food.It’s a world away from the typical image–and reality–of factory life in China.“Unlike other parts in China, where workers migrate from other cities to work in factories, all 50 of our employees come from the village where our factory is located,” says Anna Lecat, Les Lunes’s founder and CEO.Stagemaster Deluxe (neck-thru maple necks with basswood wings), and the Double Fat Tele Deluxe (all solid mahogany with set necks), with serial numbers starting with KC for Korean Cort, followed by 2-digit year.