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While dating your electric guitar or acoustic guitar can be tricky, the places listed below should give you an idea of the date for your vintage guitar through its serial number.There are many factors that can affect the value of your vintage guitar.The model went through a series of changes through the years.
[…]Just a week ago, one of our members from our Facebook community (Nm Boliek) asked if there was a shell or coral pink Vintage Stratocaster. It was a strange colour for a guitar and unfortunately […]Do you remember all the dinks, scratches and dents that you have accumulated on your vintage or relic guitar?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!) Each of these models are taken up on different pages on this website (just click on the names).The Plus Series was a very good attempt to reclaim Fender USA's floundering reputation, as quality had drastically gone down hill under CBS's ownership. The Stratocaster was Leo Fender's second guitar design after the Telecaster around 1953, with actual production beginning in early 1954.
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.