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It also appears likely that any FSR guitar beginning with ICS will be a Squier 'Standard' as opposed to any of the other models i.e. In your case though it is a Vintage Modified model. I've also seen some serials starting "I" that were made in India. There are a number of standard models that have the ICS prefix some are FSR but some are just normal run models. I honestly don't know about the extra digit other than to set apart instruments for FMIC distribution from those going to international distributors.It therefore appears as though the the S in ICS is only an indication as to whether it is a Factory Special Run or FSR guitar (manufactured by Cor-Tek in Indonesia). The reason they need to do this is because FMIC and the international Fender/Squier distributors have different warranties and totally separate support systems including service centers.The neck date simply refers to the date that the individual component was produced.
Old or new the Hot-Rod's do not hold much value very well, and just depreciate.First four digits are paired up, 09 is the model number for the Stratocaster, and 00 is the neck configuration, in his case a fretted Maple neck with a Rosewood fingerboard. 38 is the week, 9 stands for the year, 1979, and 3 is the day of the week, which is Wednesday.The '*' represents a middle digit that is either an 'X', a '-' or something that resembles a '1/2' or '1/4' fraction.If you have one enjoy it, they are ok amps when they work!WD offers many more Strat pickguards than shown here.