American strat dating

But it's more than likely pao ferro._________________1966 Duo Sonic II White 1970 F-1030 1976 Mustang Sunburst 2001 Jagstang Sonic Blue Cyclone Candy Apple Red Stratocaster MIM Flat Red 1976 Fender Vibro Champ 1994 Fender Blues Deluxe USAThe SRV strat was introduced in 1992.

The Fender website has a section on dating your guitar.

The pattern is as follows: YDDDYPPP YY is the production year DDD is the day of the year PPP is the plant designation and/or instrument rank.

The numbers 001-499 show Kalamazoo production, 500-999show Nashville production. During the early 1980s production moved to Korea, and again the serial numbers are not an exact science as a dating mechanism.

In the early 90s there was some confusion because the serial numbers pointed to an earlier date.

During the period from 1975-1977 Gibson used a transfer that had eight digit numbers, the first two indicate the year, 99=1975, 00=1976 and 06=1977, the following six digits are in the 100000 to 200000. As far as the fretboard goes it's very hard to tell. If it truly is 1989 then you must have some rare prototype.I'd be happy to tell you my (fairly qualified) opinion.I have records of 107 1992 SRVs and I don't have that one on my list.

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