Well 1996 would have been the 50th Anniversary, not the 60th as that didn't happen until 2006.It is msn7Xxxxx with 60th silver emblem. Weird thing is I emailed fender and they said its 96 and correct???
Well 1996 would have been the 50th Anniversary, not the 60th as that didn't happen until 2006.
Can you post up some photos? Maybe someone just stuck one of the 60th Anniversary medallions on an earlier model.
Also that serial number sounds off, for whatever reason I thought that "MN7xxxxxx" numbers would have run from say mid-1997 through mid-1998. It could be that because that serial number should track to an MIM Artist Signature model (based on that "S" in the letters -the "MSN") that they ran in a different sequence than the "normal" MIM serial numbers.
The Jim Root Telecaster, James Burton Standard Telecaster, Buddy Guy Stratocaster (polka dot model), Robert Cray Stratocaster and Jimmie Vaughan Stratocaster use an MSN serial number prefix.
That's what I have
I've got an MSN7 that's got the same 2006 button and the date stamps inside the pickguard say 2006 and so do the pots on this Original guitar.
That's what I have
Not so fast.The Jim Root Telecaster, James Burton Standard Telecaster, Buddy Guy Stratocaster (polka dot model), Robert Cray Stratocaster and Jimmie Vaughan Stratocaster use an “MSN” serial number prefix.
Based on the serial number, that would be a 1997-1998 model
Probably just stuck the 60th sticker on because he thought it looked cool or might come across as "collectable" to an unknowing buyer.
I pulled that off the Fender site. Apparently with the MSN models, the numbering is out the wondow.Not so fast.
This prefix stuff may have started out in synch in 1995 or something, but over time the MSN took forever to get through MSN6 and into MSN7 and best I can recall, the numbers never advanced much beyond this all through the 2000s.
Then suddenly in 2009 they jumped up to MSZ9.
Here's an open call to every TGPer out there. Show us your MSN9s, MSZ1s, MSZ4s and so forth. I don't think they exist.
Sure I could be wrong but I'm really intrigued by this. I'd love to be shown I'm wrong right now, I just want to get this straight.