Dating stratocaster serial
When I toured the Fender factory in California in 2001, there was discussion about a possible limited edition Custom Shop replica of Number One.
At that time, it was suggested that there might be as few as four replicas made.
In late 2013 or early 2014, I confirmed a sale of ,000.
If you have personal knowledge of a sale, I would be interested to hear what the price was, and when.
In both cases, the customers who were successful in getting a guitar were those who paid for them in advance.The price had dropped to around ,000 by early 2009.FURTHER UPDATE 6/09: I am told by Guitar Center that they have reconsidered the price drop, believe in the long-term value of this guitar and have rasied the retail price back to ,000.Lenny is certainly nowhere near the iconic guitar that Number One is.
With the significantly higher price and production number, it is difficult to imagine it will share in the immediate appreciation that Number One experienced.These guitars have serial numbers, but they are NOT serialized 1 through 100.