While some were sold as a "Plus" they were sort of a hybrid have Fender's new Noiseless pickups, yet retaining the locking tuners, roller nut and American bridge.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!The neck date simply refers to the date that the individual component was produced.Given the modular nature of Fender's production techniques, an individual neck may have been produced in a given year, placed in the manufacturing warehouse and remained in stock for a period of time, and then subsequently paired with a body to create a complete guitar in the following year.NOTE: On Face Book you can follow build threads, interact, ask questions, see current guitars and projects.Use this website for research as many of your questions about your guitar will be answered here!) Each of these models are taken up on different pages on this website (just click on the names).
But as the man whose company perfected the solid-body electric guitar, his contribution to contemporary music cannot be overstated.When I toured the Fender factory in California in 2001, there was discussion about a possible limited edition Custom Shop replica of Number One.At that time, it was suggested that there might be as few as four replicas made.Just take a look at the albums whose musicians thought enough of their Fender guitar to put it on the cover: Eric Clapton’s "Layla," Bruce Springsteen’s "Born To Run," Jeff Beck’s "Wired," The Pretenders’s (Chrissie Hynde) "Get Close," Bonnie Raitt’s "Nick of Time." The list of influential artists who play a Fender is just about endless.Fender’s first solid-body electric guitar was introduced in 1950.