Dating 1970s fender stratocaster bridge parts

Most specifications for the Fender guitars are hardly changed.

Although there have been periods in which major changes occurred as the acquisition of Fender by CBS, and the transition from CBS Fender to the current owner (Fender Musical Instruments Corporation), most models are in general not changed.

The Stratocaster finally achieved top-tier status in the late 1960s, largely thanks to the meteoric ascent of Jimi Hendrix, whose preference for the instrument led legions of established and up-and-coming guitarists to finally “discover” the Stratocaster.

At the top of the neck plate, at the front or at the back of the head or on the cover plate of the vibrato.Serial numbers may be useful in determining the year of production of a guitar.But an incomplete registrations and illogical serial numbers is its history often unclear.As you can see by the overlap of numbers and years, the reference to the actual date of manufacture is rather vague.In 1990, the N came as a prefix to the numbers, which stands for the nineties. 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.

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