Dating american fender strat
We're always adding musical instruments that can ship internationally. Email us and we'll pass along your request to the manufacturer. The KC and KV forms are apparently associated with the change to Crafted in Korea.
Newly released from Fender is the Jimi Hendrix Signature Stratocaster While there have been many variations on the Stratocaster over the years, the same basic design, with contoured body, bolt-on 25.5” scale length neck, three single-coil pickups and Fender vibrato system, has continuously remained at the heart of the Strat legacy.You can tell by the serial number, which started with DN9XXXXX and they also had a chrome Fender logo on the headstock.While some were sold as a "Plus" they were sort of a hybrid have Fender's new Noiseless pickups, yet retaining the locking tuners, roller nut and American bridge.While the Tele was a solid and reliable workhorse, the Strat was a sleek and sexy, futuristic-looking instrument, with offset horns for better balance and enhanced playability, Fender’s “Comfort Contour Body” that was shaped to better conform with the player’s anatomy, and a newly-designed whammy/vibrato system that offered a compelling alternative to the more massive Bigsby rigs that were gaining popularity at the time.Although it was initially designed with a great deal of input from country and swing guitarists, such was its versatility that the Strat soon caught on with rockers like Buddy Holly and English instrumental band The Shadows, as well as blues, surf, and jazz players of all stripes.