Dating fender strat plus
Due to a mistake at the factory in 1990 N9 decals (which were intended for use in 1999) applied to a several instruments that were built in that year. Deluxe Series have the same standard but with the addition of a D for the Z, eg. Also here some overlap of numbers, prefixes and year.As a result of this mistake, you will be able to get a guitar with a serial number N9 that was built in 1990. The following serial numbers stay somewhat outside the well-known Fender numbering.Example: PAT, 2,573,254 2,968,204 3,143,028 2,976,704 2,573,254 for pickup and bridge combination.
The next table shows the most common Fender serial numbers schemes from 1976 to the present.
January 1965 Fender was acquired by CBS Corporation.
Although it is not be traced back directly to the serial numbers.
Fender's production methods from the early fifties had the effect the numbers may not be consecutive.
Also overlap of serial numbers and dates come with regularity.
Here is the S first introduced as a prefix to the serial numbers. The E stands for the decade of the eighties, and was introduced in 1979.