What kind of Stratocaster Do I Have?
hi i recently purchased a strat believing it was a 1979 but now im confused? it is sunburst, large headstock, 3 bolt neck,but has been converted back to 4 bolt for better sustian. yet the serial no is e200175. ive been told that it is a 1982 fullerton stratocaster and these are regarded as the worst strats ever made, also it has jumbo frets, honestly i got it from a session musician who has always used it and it plays absolutely fantastic its gorgeous. please help. ryan
The serial number indicates that Your guitar was made at the Fullerton Plant (Fender - CBS Era), USA in 1982.
It IS confusing since this Strat (known as the "Smith Strat") has a smaller headstock. The neck is 4 screw bolt on.
The earlier (1971-1981) Strats had the larger headstock and a 3 bolt neck. In 1979, the pick guards were black.
It seems like you have the body of a Smith Strat and the neck of the earlier Strat. Thd problem is, that the serial number is on the headstock and it indicates 1982.
I don't have an answer for you, but maybe some of our readers will have some ideas.
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