Question: How do you date a Mexican Fender Stratocaster?

How do I tell what year my Mexican Stratocaster is?

The Mexican serial numbers start by following the same lettering pattern that American Fender guitar had in the 1990s using the letter “N” to indicate the 1990s. The letter “N” is followed by a number that indicates the specific year of production.

How do you date a Mexican Fender?

The serial number of the “Made in Mexico” Stratocasters, was located on the front of the headstock, is very simple and intuitive: it provides a suffix composed by the letter “M” and one indicating the decade (“N” for the 90s, “Z” from 2000 and “X” from 2010), followed by five or six numbers.

Whats the difference between Fender American and Mexican?

The Mexican Fender is made from a polyester finish, and the American ones are a polyurethane finish. However, the finish doesnt particularly mean that one finish is better than the other. The polyester finish has a harder finish and gives it a more polished and shiny look, than the polyurethane finish.

What is a Fender Stratocaster worth?

How much are electric guitars worth?GUITARESTIMATED VALUEFender Standard Stratocaster 2015 Black$315-$455Fender Standard Telecaster 1992 Sunburst$275-$400Fender Standard Telecaster 2010 Black$300-$420Fender Stratocaster 1956 Sunburst$20,485-$24,95053 more rows

Are American Strats better than Mexican?

The American Stratocasters seems to have a crispier sound with more sharpness and definition than the even the best of the made in Mexico ones. As a player, youll experience a more distinct clear note separation, even on the fullest chords.

How much does a Fender Stratocaster cost?

Stratocaster electric guitars cost between $180 and $2500. Fender Stratocasters are the most expensive, ranging from $500-$2500, with the most popular Fender American Professional Stratocaster costing around $1500. Squier Stratocasters are more affordable versions which range from roughly $180-$500.

Are Mexican Fender Strats any good?

That being said, Mexican Strats are still excellent sounding guitars. They deliver the same versatile range as the American Strats, with that same snappy tone quality. They just dont have that extra oomph that makes an American Strat an American Strat.

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