Mine is from '94, serial Q, in 3 tone sunburst. Made in Japan.
All I can say is wow... take away the squier logo and I would have believed it was a vintage fender! The fit and finish is absolutely phenomenal, well beyond it's price tag. Feels great, sounds fantastic too! If you ever find one, don't sleep on it... snatch it up quick!
Legend has it the production was stopped on these guitars as it was on par with american fenders... I can't say if that's true or not, as I don't own any USA made fenders from ANY era, but I can tell you it's a league above the quality build of my mexican made fender of 2018.