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The Strat Plus, from it's inception, was heralded with basic features from the get-go and a Wilkerson roller nut and Locking tuners were part of their features. ) than 400 were made as I have owned several and I have questions coming in every few weeks about these by email. They are "some-what" collectible and are sometimes sold, mistakenly, as a Strat Plus!So just because Fender might tell you otherwise it does not make it true! Over time, these may very well be quite collectible.The very 1st Strat Plus models that showed up on Fender's "price lists" were dated for sale March 1st, 1987.(Keep that date in your mind as we move forward with this section! Duchossoir points out, in his book called The company obliged but seized the opportunity to talk Jeff into having a namesake Stratocaster model.) Each of these models are taken up on different pages on this website (just click on the names).
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!
It was with the advent of computers in mid-1993 that serial and part numbers started being entered about each guitar that was shipped from the factory.
Even then, some of the info was not dead accurate due to some fat-fingering and data entry mistakes!
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.