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No documentation, or comment from the manufacturer has resolved the question of which plant produced them.Some Squiers that are sold only in the Chinese and Asian markets are made by Axl in China, these guitars usually have the serial number starting with CXS; with the 'X' standing for 'Axl'.Six-digit serial numbers with no preceding letters, with the first number being the year. CY appears on most models produced in China, and is by far the most common form.
USA Squiers: USA Squires are very rare and usually have a E serial number and were made for less than a year spanning 19.
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.
There were also some KV (Korean Saehan(Sunghan)) serial numbers followed by 2-digit year.
Seem to have more of an angle to them - close but not exact, this change may have accurred as early as 1982 in the US.
Check out the picture from the '85/'86 catalog, on the catalog page, to see what I mean.
The KC and KV forms are apparently associated with the change to Crafted in Korea.