and was the highest end production model next to Fender's Custom Shop guitars. There was some transitional Strat Plus' in 1999 that were a mix of the new DX Strat series and the Plus Series.
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Use this website for research as many of your questions about your guitar will be answered here!
If the guitar has been altered, it can depreciate the value of the guitar tremendously.
If you are having trouble finding the date of the guitar you are researching, try emailing the manufacturer and see if they can help date the instrument.
I hope this list will be a useful one to all at ICW.
OK it goes like this..starting with Japanese built guitars: 1997 to Now F=Fujigen factory, 2nd & 3rd digit=year made(eg 04=2004) next 5 digits =month & build number Jan=5000 Feb=10000 Mar=15000 Apr=20000 May=25000 June=30000 July=35000 Aug=40000 Sept=45000 Oct=50000 Nov=55000 Dec=60000 So an example here is for a recent model with a Serial number F0330210 = Fujigen 2003 June 210th guitar built.
Some of those include variables such as refinished bodies or necks, replaced parts, refrets, and overall condition of the guitar.
Original and mint condition will catch the highest values for your instruments.
) Each of these models are taken up on different pages on this website (just click on the names).