Dating a 70s strat
The Music Zoo is one of the top independent Fender dealers in the world.
With an illustrious history dating back to 1946, Fender has touched and transformed music worldwide and in nearly every genre: rock & roll, country and western, jazz, rhythm and blues and many others.
There are also Fender Contemporary Telecaster models with HSS or HH pickup configurations and switches for selecting pickup options.
The Fender Contemporary Telecaster models used the same tremolo systems as the Fender Contemporary Stratocaster models.
Many of Fender Contemporary Stratocaster and Telecaster models had Fender Japan E serial number prefix at the beginning of their serial numbers but in fact Fender never produced a line of guitars named the "E series".
When CBS sold Fender to its current owners in 1984 there was a transitional period from 1984 to 1987 with limited Fender USA production resulting in mostly Fender Japan and leftover USA made guitars being sold.
AXXXXXX or BXXXXXX ) therefore made in 1984,1985,1986 or 1987.
The Fender USA serial format was used on the Fender Japan guitars that were exported to the USA while Fender was undergoing a transitional period.
The System II tremolo system was designed by John Page, Chip Todd and Charlie Gressett.
These short-lived American-made models were made by the Fender Custom Shop in the mid-1990s.
The System I bridge string height is set by adjustable pivot post screws and has no individual string height adjustments but has individual string intonation adjustments and is very much like the Gibson Tune-o-matic bridge in terms of intonation and string height adjustments.
Everyone from beginners and hobbyists to the world's most acclaimed artists and performers have used Fender instruments and amps, in the process making the company not only a revered music industry name, but also a cultural icon.
Please note: we will ship Fender® products within the United States only.