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You spot a '79 in a local shop, or online, but how can you be certain it is a '79?
Some dealers simply go by the serial number, which you will discover can be far from accurate.
Some might go by the pot codes, but those could have been stock a year or more old by the time they were put into the newly finished guitar.
First four digits are paired up, 09 is the model number for the Stratocaster, and 00 is the neck configuration, in his case a fretted Maple neck with a Rosewood fingerboard. 38 is the week, 9 stands for the year, 1979, and 3 is the day of the week, which is Wednesday.
The '*' represents a middle digit that is either an 'X', a '-' or something that resembles a '1/2' or '1/4' fraction.
Who's it for: Players that love the original versions but are priced out of owning vintage amps, blues players, country players, rock players, guitarists trying to get classic "Blackface" sounds (a la Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayer), American-made amp enthusiasts, traditionalists, avid Fender collectors.
17/11/2015 The Fender Special Edition Standard Stratocaster (Maple Fingerboard, Black) and Fender Champion 100 (Snow White Limited Edition) are two new, stunning Fender FSR models. 05/06/2015 John Lennon's first Gibson acoustic guitar, a J-160e, which was stolen after a Christmas concert in 1963 and remained lost for 50 years, will be auctioned later this year.
My intent with this site is to educate those who are on the hunt for that last affordable vintage Fender Stratocaster.