Serial numbers may be useful in determining the year of production of a guitar.
But an incomplete registrations and illogical serial numbers is its history often unclear.
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.
These went on to be the American Deluxe Strat Series. (Why you are at it, check out my wild and crazy Custom Strat Plus guitars!
The Fender serial number decoder currently supports all documented MIA, MIJ, MIM, MIK and MII formats with the exception of Custom Shop, Relic and Reissue instruments.
Use this website for research as many of your questions about your guitar will be answered here!
Where to find the serial number The serial numbers on the guitar are provided through the years on various places.
At the top of the neck plate, at the front or at the back of the head or on the cover plate of the vibrato.
Fender began producing instruments in its Ensenada, Mexico, factory in 1990.
Instruments made between 19 carry MN prefix serial numbers, with the M designating Mexico and the N designating the 1990s.