Do i have a Fender Plus Stratocaster or regular Strat?
Hello there. I have a question maybe someone can help me with this. I have a fender strat that i got a while ago and its puzzling me. When i got it, it was in a fender plus case, so i thought maybe it could be a Plus model. Well it does not have the lace sensors, roller nut and locking tuners. Its like a regular strat, but i know how some things can be changed and modified. I was gonna put it on ebay to get some funds together to get a Ovation Breadwinner, but i wanted to be sure i actually had a Plus and not a standard strat. I checked the serial numbers and its a 1993-1994 strat. Does anyone know anything about serial numbers? Mine are MN399685. Is there any other way to look up on if i have a Plus model, or standard strat? Thanks.
Hi! Fender Plus series instruments were American-made from 1987 to 1999 (see http://www.xhefriguitars.com/page2.html ). The serial number you provided would indicate your Stratocaster was made at the Ensenada, Mexico facility (see http://www.fender.com/support/mexican_instruments.php and http://www.guitardaterproject.org/fender.aspx ). Based on the serial number and the missing Plus options (especially the roller nut), I believe your instrument is a standard Stratocaster. Best regards, Dana
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