Now that these instruments are hitting the "magical" 25-year mark, they have suddenly gained attention.
I won’t get into the pros and cons of 1970s Fenders here, but instead, I hope to shed some new light on those weirdo neck codes.
There are other clues to its age including the type of selecter switch, tuner buttons, case (if original), logo and colour so please post pictures.
and was the highest end production model next to Fender's Custom Shop guitars. There was some transitional Strat Plus' in 1999 that were a mix of the new DX Strat series and the Plus Series.
You can tell by the serial number, which started with DN9XXXXX and they also had a chrome Fender logo on the headstock.
Inside the pot, there is a circular resistor strip, or “element” that gets wiped by a “sweeper”.
Turning the pot changes the position of the sweeper on the resistor strip, allowing you to choose how far the electricity has to travel on the strip until it reaches it’s output.
The model went through a series of changes through the years.