Dating fender strat plus

02-Apr-2017 05:00

But however well it worked in the broader picture, the Wilkinson/Sperzel system undeniably prolonged the process of restringing the guitar.

Worse still for some guitarists, the Wilkinson nut would not accept heavier string sets than .011 gauge, and that wasn’t really as widely recognised as it might have been.

That wasn’t the case with the aforementioned Japanese ‘locking trem’ Strats, which had string-clamping nuts that locked the tuning solid.

On the Strat Plus, what did lock was the grip of each string in the posts of the tuners.

Here's how Fender advertised the Strat Plus and its American Series cohorts in 1989.These full-page ads proved very eyecatching in their day, and the guitars were a great success in the UK.LACE SENSORS Although multiple variants of the Lace Sensor emerged over time, when the Strat Plus first went to market, only the Gold version existed.Hot on the heels of the new Corona-built American Standard Stratocaster, Fender introduced the Strat Plus.Arriving in 1987, the ‘Plus was essentially the same guitar as the American Standard, but with some special features, sure to appeal to the modern guitarist of the day.

Here's how Fender advertised the Strat Plus and its American Series cohorts in 1989.

These full-page ads proved very eyecatching in their day, and the guitars were a great success in the UK.

LACE SENSORS Although multiple variants of the Lace Sensor emerged over time, when the Strat Plus first went to market, only the Gold version existed.

Hot on the heels of the new Corona-built American Standard Stratocaster, Fender introduced the Strat Plus.

Arriving in 1987, the ‘Plus was essentially the same guitar as the American Standard, but with some special features, sure to appeal to the modern guitarist of the day.

The rather tongue in cheek New Kids On The Block header was surely used in conjunction with the five guitars as play on the then globally massive boy band of the same name.