Dating fender case

Then in 1986 they started production on the new American Standard Stratocasters.

Finally, By the way, when Trevor finally patented his roller nut, he was living in Australia!

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.

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Here's the thing: Fender has a data-base that has been created which contains a lot of historical information about various models of guitars.

Within the last year someone there entered into that data-base this misinformation: "At some unspecified time, an unspecified number of the Strat Plus guitars came out with a bone nut." Obviously this is not correct!

SO THIS IS A MISTAKE AT FENDER, one which has been told to several people who then later come back to me and say things like, "So you think you know more than Fender? A mistake in Fender's data-base is just that a mistake!

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

) This nut was design to reduce the friction at the nut when using the tremolo. The first locking tuners on the Plus' were the Sperzel, then later Schaller.

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.In the mid 1970s the "Thick Skin" high gloss all-polyester finish was introduced.When the Corona plant was started up, only the Vintage Reissue Stratocaster models were produced between late 1985 through 1986.While some were sold as a "Plus" they were sort of a hybrid have Fender's new Noiseless pickups, yet retaining the locking tuners, roller nut and American bridge.These went on to be the American Deluxe Strat Series. (Why you are at it, check out my wild and crazy Custom Strat Plus guitars!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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