What was the Fender Stratocaster made out of in 1964?

Early ’64 Strats feature a thinner “Spagetti” Fender logo, while later guitars feature a bolder “Transition” logo. Also by later 1964, clay inlay dots were replaced by ones made from Pearloid.

Which is better Fender Stratocaster or American model?

A Fender American Professional strat (the one that’s made in the USA) has rolled edges and is a bit more comfortable to play but I’ve heard that this model is a bit better value at less than half the price. The strings stretched a bit the first fifteen minutes I played but now they hold their tune quite well.

When did David Gilmour buy his red Stratocaster?

David Gilmour’s Candy Apple Red Stratocaster is often listed as 1984 (including the original paperwork for the purchase), although a late 1983 would probably be more accurate, given that the guitar was purchased in the UK (it had to be shipped from the States) in January 1984.

When did pearloid dots start on Fender Stratocaster?

The pearloid dots didn’t start until very late in 1964 and carried over into 1965. There are some instances where you’ll see a 1965 with clay dots and a late 1964 with pearloid dots. The reason for this is that Leo Fender was very miserly. He didn’t waste anything.

Where do you find the serial number on a Fender Stratocaster?

If you need to figure out the exact year of your pre-CBS Fender Stratocaster, use the serial number and the general features of the guitar. The serial number is located on the back metal neck plate. A gold Fender peghead decal thicker than previous “spaghetti” logo. This is known as the “transition” Strat logo.

How many patent numbers are on a Fender Stratocaster?

A gold Fender peghead decal thicker than previous “spaghetti” logo. This is known as the “transition” Strat logo. Now has 4 patent numbers (3,143,028 added). The finish on the sunburst changes (especially the yellow, which is now sprayed in addition to the yellow body dye, and is far less translucent).