Can anyone ID the year of this strat deluxe

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  1. vai777

    vai777 Member

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    It doesn't have the contoured heel, candy tangerine color, no rolling nut, but has abalone inlays.... So I assume its a deluxe, but don't know the year.

    Thanks in advance

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    Serial Number? DZetc. first number should be the year. I think, that's how mine is.
     
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    That's a first generation American Deluxe Strat so it would be from somewhere between 1998 and 2003. I don't remember the candy tangerine being an initially offered color, but I could be wrong.

    Best bet is to get the serial number; that will get you in the ballpark.

    Also, once the American Deluxe series replaced the Strat Plus/Plus Deluxe/Ultra series only the HSS models had the roller nuts.
     

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