e Bay determines trending price through a machine learned model of the product’s sale prices within the last 90 days.
"New" refers to a brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item, and "Used" refers to an item that has been used previously.
It has been estimated that 80% of the guitars sold during this time were made in Japan.
When the Corona plant was started up, only the Vintage Reissue Stratocaster models were first produced (between late 1985 through 1986).
Serial numbers are basically chronological, but there is some overlap in some years.
Before the later 1970’s Fender never expected the guitars to be collectable or for serial numbers to be important.
It helps narrow things down, but in most cases is an inexact science.At that time, Fender USA was still trying to get back up on its feet after the CBS buyout, as USA quality under CBS ownership let their standards really slip.until the new factory was built in Corona, California.The bridge plate or neckplate were applied to a guitar with no thought to keeping any kind of number sequence.Fender serial numbers were assigned like this: As you can see from this over-simplified example, serial number assignment was fairly random. The only truly definitive way to date a pre-CBS fender is to look at all the dates on the instrument (body date, neck date, pot dates).