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) Each of these models are taken up on different pages on this website (just click on the names).
The Plus Series was a very good attempt to reclaim Fender USA's floundering reputation, as quality had drastically gone down hill under CBS's ownership. The Stratocaster was Leo Fender's second guitar design after the Telecaster around 1953, with actual production beginning in early 1954.
Back in 1965 Fender bought a US-based string maker named Squier.
Fender had produced entry-level electric guitars before but had never modeled them after their popular line of Stratocasters and Telecasters.
So, you can't afford that '54 Strat, or that '64, or even that '74 for that matter.
Your last chance to own a vintage Fender Stratocaster is with the guitars of the late 1970's.
NOTE: On Face Book you can follow build threads, interact, ask questions, see current guitars and projects.
Have a read through and hopefully you will pickup a few things to better assert yourself in the late 70's Stratocasters buyer's market. M = Model or Manufacturer O = Operator N = Neck configuration W = Week Y = Year D = Day Neck Stamps: MMNN*WWYD Example: 0900*3893 - Found on the very end of the neck heel, if at all, in green or dark red ink.
Only way to get the actual manufacture date for these newer amps is to contact Fender support and ask them about that serial number.