Dating a stratocaster

Again, this short lived Deluxe American Standard Strat looks like a Strat Plus, but it's not!!! They came with all the features of a Strat Plus, such as Gold Lace Sensors, same bridge and body type, but no locking tuners or roller nut.

They will often have the E4, E8 or E9 serial numbers too.

Even then, some of the info was not dead accurate due to some fat-fingering and data entry mistakes!

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Thursday, February 8th, 2018 you ever seen someone play a cigar box guitar?

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(Keep that date in your mind as we move forward with this section! Duchossoir points out, in his book called The company obliged but seized the opportunity to talk Jeff into having a namesake Stratocaster model.

) But in fact they never became available till a few months later because of a short supply of certain components and for certain "marketing reasons." I think the earliest I have personal seen was dated late July or early August of 1987. The STRAT PLUS prototype was therefore put together with Jeff beck in mind, hence its yellow finish christened The builder for the very first two Strat Plus guitars was John Page himself.

From 1986 till around the middle of 1993 record keeping was very poor.

Very few serial numbers were recorded, production numbers were not kept track of, and even in Fenders new Custom Shop department, records of guitars built were nothing more than hand writing on notebook paper.

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and was the highest end production model next to Fender's Custom Shop guitars. There was some transitional Strat Plus' in 1999 that were a mix of the new DX Strat series and the Plus Series.

I believe that was confused with the Deluxe American Standard model and not in reference to the Strat Plus at that time." So there you have it.

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