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Fender Stratocaster- A brief history and popular models Fender is an icon of the musical instrument industry and Fender Stratocasters or "strats" are highly collectable.

The Stratocaster was first introduced in spring 1954 and it's design is often copied.

You spot a '79 in a local shop, or online, but how can you be certain it is a '79?

Dating fender stratocaster body

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.

You can tell by the serial number, which started with DN9XXXXX and they also had a chrome Fender logo on the headstock.

First four digits are paired up, 09 is the model number for the Stratocaster, and 00 is the neck configuration, in his case a fretted Maple neck with a Rosewood fingerboard. 38 is the week, 9 stands for the year, 1979, and 3 is the day of the week, which is Wednesday.

The '*' represents a middle digit that is either an 'X', a '-' or something that resembles a '1/2' or '1/4' fraction.

Newly released from Fender is the Jimi Hendrix Signature Stratocaster While there have been many variations on the Stratocaster over the years, the same basic design, with contoured body, bolt-on 25.5” scale length neck, three single-coil pickups and Fender vibrato system, has continuously remained at the heart of the Strat legacy.

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