Then in 1986 they started production on the new American Standard Stratocasters.Finally, By the way, when Trevor finally patented his roller nut, he was living in Australia!It was with the advent of computers in mid-1993 that serial and part numbers started being entered about each guitar that was shipped from the factory.Even then, some of the info was not dead accurate due to some fat-fingering and data entry mistakes!He later moved to the US and over the years worked with a number of guitar companies, and was responsible for many creative designs seen on guitars today.As you look at the Yellow Plus below you will see the very first generation of this roller nut (we will discuss more about these nuts later!The Strat Plus, from it's inception, was heralded with basic features from the get-go and a Wilkerson roller nut and Locking tuners were part of their features. ) than 400 were made as I have owned several and I have questions coming in every few weeks about these by email. They are "some-what" collectible and are sometimes sold, mistakenly, as a Strat Plus!
What these really are is just an American Standard Strat fitted with with Gold Lace pickups! I have been in touch with some people at Fender for years getting information for building this website.Hey, it took a while till they got the bugs worked out of the entry system! Rob Schwarz, who worked there for around 35 years in Fender's PR dept, said he never saw that entry in the data-base while helping me with info on Strat Plus guitars.As admitted too, by the one newer Fender employees, these short lived DX American Standard Strats were confused with the Strat Plus'.When I started questioning this entry in the data-base at Fender, one employee emailed me and admitted, "Yes, this was something that I added because that is what I was told by people here.I believe that was confused with the Deluxe American Standard model and not in reference to the Strat Plus at that time." So there you have it.